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post #4 of Old 11-29-2012
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Re: ASA 103/104 etc on our boat.

Well, I would highly recommend Jport. The Admiral really wanted to be a better sailor and able to do things on her own w/o the Capt. telling her to do something. She did alright helping me but I was basically singlehanding w/ an extra set of hands. I told her I could teach her but she'd be better off in a structured environment w/ a syllabus.
So the 6 day class at Jport was her Bday present. Even at her age (on the backside of 50) she took their keelboat class and was banging out tack after tack in the J80's this past fall in 20 + knots and LOVED it. The first 2 day weekend she was sore and thought she hadn't learned anything. Then the next two weekends she felt it all came together; like it all finally "clicked".
Now maybe your Admiral isn't real athletic and you need to be to sail a J80. But I can guarantee ya, she'll have a blast.
And the WHY of sailing will make a lot more sense.

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