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Has anyone used the Blue Water Sail School?

Was very impressed with the comments about Offshore Sailing School, because we too have been considering going there. We are also considering the Blue Water Sailing School located in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Has anyone went to or had an experience with the Blue Water School. Would love to hear about it, pros and cons also. Thanks
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Has anyone used the Blue Water Sail School?

take a look at offshore passage opportunities. www.sailopo.com
you can get some great offshore sailing experience for free or if you like pay to crew on a great swan
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Has anyone used the Blue Water Sail School?

We used Bluewater for our first three ASA certificates. We had a great time. The experience level between the four students was very diverse. I was taking the classes simply to get certification so I could do the offshore class this year. My wife had more ability than she gives herself credit,. We had just purchased our 384 Morgan and she needed confidence on a larger boat than our 26 ft. S2. The other two were very novice with little experience. The captain adjusted the week so everyone learned something and came away with some new knowledge. Actuarially we never got off the boat for the entire week. We sailed in a flotilla with three other boats to Miami and then down the ICW. Our group opted to stay in a anchorage, Monkey point I think it was called and spend the next day practicing MOB, heaving to (while having lunch) and a lot of tacking, jibing and anchoring practice. The others went on to another anchorage and spent the night in a marina and went to dinner.
I believe they are very accommodating if they know what your wants and desires are. The other crews were equally happy with their week and experience.

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Has anyone used the Blue Water Sail School?

Linda,

Not sure if you were looking at Blue Water and Offshore due to location??

Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship, located in Rock Hall, Maryland has a great school. Tom Tursi who owns the school is a true professional and a great teacher.
I did the DELMARVA trip which was a Circumnavigaation of the Chesapeake. Included a great night Ocean sail.

They have a great web sight highlighting the classes and also a sailing log where you can read about previous trips. Well worth considering. If you call them tell Nancy, John said hi

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