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post #5 of Old 11-09-2002
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ASA vs. US Sailing

Well Hurray today! i went to do the first day of my saling class and it was a blast. Tacked, Jibed, head of way, heeled the boat crusing the bay. It was so cool. Get to finish it all up tomorrow and do it again, ya ya ya! Anyway, just wanted to share with you all that I am doing the ASA course ant my instructor is also US approved. he claims it is not much difference at all. In fact most the exercises are the same in learning. Just a few minor differences in the book for doing things. But I spent 250 for myself and 250 for my cousin and we are being taught personally. Just the two of us. So we are getting plenty of time at the helm as well as being the crew. I have never done it before, and I can tell you right now, I could sail all over the bay just after today. Tomorrow comes and I will be soaring bove the water, heeling to and foe Pumping my blood with excitment and smiling at the people on land as I go through the channel

If anyone just thinks about sailing, they may wish to take either course. I think the best experience is going to come from teh teacher you have. But the knowledge you come away with is great. Giving yourself plenty of self-esteam if you will.

Enjoy saling and be safe.

- Gordon
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