US Sailing vs. ASA courses, vs. just get out there - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-04-2013
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,966
Thanks: 27
Thanked 54 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: US Sailing vs. ASA courses, vs. just get out there

Quote:
Originally Posted by RainDog View Post
Check out the Power Squadron courses too.
Power Squadron courses are all theory. There is no practical on-the-water component.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-04-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 1,921
Thanks: 8
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 10
nolatom will become famous soon enough
Re: US Sailing vs. ASA courses, vs. just get out there

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Power Squadron courses are all theory. There is no practical on-the-water component.
Quite true but it will give you a good working knowledge of coastal piloting and navigation. I took it many years ago at age 14 (and got no certif since you had to be 16). But these were the chart plotting skills I have used ever since. Good to know these before going on a cruise or a cruising course I would think.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-04-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,077
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Re: US Sailing vs. ASA courses, vs. just get out there

Regardless of the quality of instruction, you are going to need to do two things to be a good (safe) sailor:

1) Sail a lot. On a variety of boats with many experienced sailors.
2) Keep pressing for more information from all sources possible: books, internet, sailors, etc.

Regarding USSailing vs ASA? Don't know. Probably doesn't matter as much as the individual instructor.
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
asa , lessons , us sailing

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Summer Sailing Courses a Big Hit! NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-31-2012 09:30 AM
Sailing foundation adds introductory courses NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-30-2012 11:40 PM
UK sailing courses novicesailerx General Discussion (sailing related) 1 12-22-2010 01:12 PM
Sailing/Racing Courses in Carrib. BVI, USVI keebs Racing 2 07-03-2001 02:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.