Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
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I recently took a similar class a few years ago and although I've been sailing casually since I was a kid on small boats and had crewed on larger, I found it useful. There is a lot of stuff you need to know that these classes present in an easy to digest pace. Also, the class I took spent a few hours practicing motoring around the marina and docking a lot, and also a few hours practicing anchoring, etc. Skills you may not 'pick up around the dock'.