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First Lessons

We took our first lessons - ASA 101 - today and will finish tomorrow in Galveston Bay. We were supposed to take these 2 months ago - but IKE intervened. We spend 3 hours in the classroom and 4 hours on the Bay this afternoon. It was wonderful out in the Bay - nice breeze in a nice Hunter 31. We struggled w/ getting back into the dock as one of the students dropped his line and the back of the boat swung over - fortunately no boat in the next slip! The experience out in the bay was fantastic however - I almost can't describe the incredible feeling at the helm or just riding along in the cockpit - it was in short incredible! I know we've made the right decision about going for it - selling up and sailing off in 5 years and have made our next big step today!!
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Congrats Dave

I'm guessing since you said a Hunter 31 that you are taking your class with Sailtime. If so, who is your instructor? If not, who is your class with?
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We had our lesson with Windward Seaventure out of Waterford Harbor in Kemah. Rob was our instructor and he was great. We were out about 6 hours on a very windy bay yesterday and had the time of our lives. I think the boat is actually a 33 rather than a 31 as I previously stated. "Saucy" is the boat's name.
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I love that bay! Cheri and I were married on a Morgan in the middle of it. Great place to learn sailing.

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We had our lesson with Windward Seaventure out of Waterford Harbor in Kemah. Rob was our instructor and he was great. We were out about 6 hours on a very windy bay yesterday and had the time of our lives. I think the boat is actually a 33 rather than a 31 as I previously stated. "Saucy" is the boat's name.
I know the boat, I used to be slipped right across from her. I am very jealous you got to sail yesterday, as I was crossing the channel on 146 on my way to work, the thought of calling in sick was almost too strong to resist. Congratulations and welcome to the insanity
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Congrats Dave, I am still lQQkin for my boat!!! And the sad part is that... I work at a hospital over lQQkin 2 marinas and a ton of boats in the harbor.
Hence the journey continues.
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