Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cedar Rock, GA
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Southcoast is a great place to take ASA 103/104
Just returned from 3 day/night class. Captain Tracy Piercy took me, and two other students through the course and a lot of time in/near the Houston Ship Channel.
Captain Tracy maintained his cool as the noob crew meandered through Bolivar Roads in heavy 4th of July traffic. He was especially accommodating, working with a physically challenged student, and an ESL student on the same trip. His professionalism is exceptional, and I would highly recommend Cap'n Tracy for training. I believe he'd be even more fun under non-instructional conditions.
We sailed on Moonlight Serenade, a Hunter 36. It is a very nice boat, much more like the boat you'd charter than the school boat I expected. The boat had in-mast furling mainsail, so no practice for traditional reefing. The generator would not run for our night anchorage in Offuts Bayou, but having never been on a sailboat with a/c, no worries for me. I'm sure they will repair it straightaway.
The office staff was nice and efficient by sailing company standards. The marina is fantastic, with good facilities and right on the Kemah boardwalk.
I would definitely recommend Captain Tracy, and SCS.
I'm from GA, and did find the Galveston heat oppressive. If you come from out of state, choose a temperate time to avoid heat stress.