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Re: Scary night sail
That is some serious determination.
You know ... if there is someone teaching ASA classes I am sure he could find people willing to crew. I would have liked an opportunity like this when I finished mine and did not have a membership in the school's sailing club.
That is a great idea. I'll mention it to him.
There are no ASA schools nearby, I've looked. I got my ASA teachers qualification this spring and haven't been able to use it.
Might have to start my own school.
Brewer's is the 900 lb gorilla here and they don't do ASA.
Your right though he may need a little more experience as he has none himself.
Not stopping the trip for a broken finger though. That's hard core.
Not sure how much of my own license I'm willing to risk until he gets the throttle and starting issues fixed though. The first time I got lucky.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.