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post #10 of Old 04-11-2011
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One thing to consider is that insurance companies look favorably on formal training. You have no way to prove that you have spent the last 10 years sailing your friends boat, but if you have the ASA 101 and 103 certificates that means something to them. I have taken them. They don't teach much that you can not read in a good book, but you can prove that you know it. You may get some money back from the lessons on lower insurance rates.
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