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post #10 of Old 08-15-2013
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Re: ASA Exams

His reply - "Part of my job is making sure I never put you in a situation that I don't feel confident that you are fully capable of handling. You might feel unsure in your ability when you try something the first time, but I make sure you have learned the skills needed before I introduce something new. I'll slow down if I ever feel you aren't fully getting it."

This stuck with us, and eased our anxiety and fears of messing up. In hindsight, finding the right instructor seems super important.[/QUOTE]

This quote is a very important item. I am an ASA Sailing Instructor/Licensed Master. This instructor, whom ever he is, is 100% correct. The key to learning sailing is:

1) Read/Study all the text you are given BEFORE going to class;
2) Enjoy the adventure; and
3) Having the right instructor.

There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.
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