Join Date: Jul 2006
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Sawyers Sailing School
I am a newbie here so I hope its ok to plug Captain Bob's sailing school. I found it via a link on this site to the ASA website. I have been sailing for many years and am self taught. I have only sailed small boats and catamarans. I own a 13 foot Chrysler "Pirateer" sailboat. It has a main sail and jib. But I want to sail bigger boats and go on longer sails, so I decided to take a class.
I live in So. NH and found Sawyers Sailing School on the ASA website. It is located in a town just South of Brunswick, Maine. During the classes you sail in Casco Bay, which is a beautiful in-let with over three hundred islands.
Despite having sailed for many years, I took the basic keelboat sailing course, because there is a lot I didn't know. And also because this course is a prerequisite for more advanced courses.
The owner of the school, Captain Bob Sawyer, has over fifty years sailing experience. His is knowledgable, patient and clear in his explanations. I was the only one signed up for the course, so I got to do a lot of sailing. Anyone in the North East looking for a sailing school would do well by signing up as Sawyers.
It's too bad I have to wait until the spring to take the next course, "Basic Coastal Cruising."