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Sailing Schools

I own a sailing school, an ASA school. Having been in the business (9 years)of a sailing school and bare boat charters the most important part is practicing the skills you have learned after the class is over. Look for a school that charters/rents the boats you have learned on. We rent the boats our students learn on; boats from 23 ft to 42 ft. That said; it is our risk to make sure you really know what you are doing. Look for schools that include free practice sails or rentals. Steer clear of the guy who quickly certifies you on his boat but won't allow you to sail her there after.
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Re: ASA vs. US Sailing

Wow, great information from all. I enjoyed the walk through the last ten years of opinions. I'm looking to get my instructor certifications and knowing that ASA has more schools and are oriented on cruising helps.

Does anyone know if dogs tend to get seasick when doing any significant sailing or are they better left at the dock (to yip at sailors as they make their approaches and latent postings)? I understand now that they punch like girls.
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Re: ASA vs. US Sailing

ASA will do much more than simply show you the basics, a affiliated schools can teach you everything you need to be a skilled and experienced sailor, including helping you earn your sailing certification. Through the combination of nonprofit organizations that have expanded affordable access to sailing resources and ASA's varied catalog of sailing classes, sailing is accessible to virtually everyone.
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Re: ASA vs. US Sailing

Even the school managers seem to admit that it takes more than a few days of training to truly create a sailor. Practice, practice can get you to more than just Carnegie Hall. Time on the water is a wonderful thing, though even that gets better with the occasional review and critique.
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Re: ASA vs. US Sailing

Actually, Saildog, it is now seven years later still and that 2007 post was a very useful conclusion to the 2002 posts.

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