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Re: US Sailing vs. ASA courses, vs. just get out there
Power Squadron courses are all theory. There is no practical on-the-water component.
Quite true but it will give you a good working knowledge of coastal piloting and navigation. I took it many years ago at age 14 (and got no certif since you had to be 16). But these were the chart plotting skills I have used ever since. Good to know these before going on a cruise or a cruising course I would think.