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post #5 of Old 09-12-2012
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Re: Asa-103

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Originally Posted by Sagres View Post
Thanks for the post. I am planning on the ASA103 soon but haven't decided where to take it. Any feedback on the equivalent Boston Harbor SC cruising course? I hear they cover a bunch more than the traditional 103 but they are not US Sailing certified.

Any feedback is appreciated
The courses are not really comparable. Although BHSC squeezes in some night sailing, given there's usually 6 students on board, in 17 hours you barely get wet (so to speak) on the content that's rushing by.

BlackRock limits their class to three students, and in 24 hours you can really absorb the material. There's no comparison as to the quality of the programs. There's a reason BlackRock has a half-dozen ASA awards...

PS - Full disclosure, I've taught both courses...

Certified...in several regards...

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