Getting started with boating is not only about adventures in far away places and boats that need to be maintained but it is also about the people you meet along the way. A great way to do this is to find an organization of like-minded people and join up. They will help educate you in person or on-line and will become a huge support as you start your adventure on your boat.
- The Ocean Cruising Club - The Home Port for Ocean-Going Cruisers
- The Cruising Club of America - An international organization of sailors who have voyaged the oceans for adventure and recreation
- World Cruising Club - is the world's leading sailing rally specialist such as the annual ARC races
- The United States Power Squadrons - is the world’s largest recreational boating organization
- The Seven Seas Cruising Association - is the oldest and largest worldwide organization supporting the liveaboard cruising lifestyle.