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|07-06-2011 01:37 AM|
Thank you for your reply to first signal. There is another signal to you in the aether, somewhere.... possibly here.
I knew that moments after I posted, you'd read your emails.... and I still didn't check my email before posting
So I just saw your next email... who says I don't learn quickly?
|07-05-2011 11:43 PM|
|bljones||Check your email, smartass.|
|07-05-2011 11:40 PM|
Thank you for your kind invitation:
In short answer to your question: ASAP and at your convenience. That is to say, actually, at a time and date convenient for you, and at Dock 6. Let's leave conveniences, public or private, completely out of this conversation.
It has come to my attention that my prior assessment of the holding and liquid replenishment capacity of the general sailing fraternity appears to be somewhat less than reality. I do therefore propose to bring a larger bottle of wine.... about 100% larger, for the after sail libation.
I remain, Sir, your most cordial friend and sailing associate.
|07-03-2011 02:46 PM|
|07-03-2011 09:52 AM|
Originally Posted by knotted View Post
|07-02-2011 11:27 PM|
Sail Georgian Bay!
Thanks, flyingwelshman, good to know there are other courses in Georgian Bay. We're agreed on the most important part - The Bay has sailing challenges that you won't find in other more open water areas of the Great Lakes, and it's accessible to pretty much anyone in Ontario.
I want to sail Georgian Bay as soon as I'm confident enough to handle my boat alone. I looked at Lake Huron around Goderich this afternoon, but it wasn't as exciting as looking at the Bay, now that I know the challenges to be found there. Just ain't the same!
But I did see a neat trailer at Gozzard Yachts... even though I don't have a vehicle big enough to tow such a trailer!
|06-30-2011 12:43 PM|
Originally Posted by MikeMorrison View Post
I believe we paid about $899.00 each (not over a grand anyway - my wife's the fiscally astute one in the family). We were also responsible for provisions.
It was a five-day liveaboard. The course was excellent. Mike was a strict but fair instructor. Once he got a handle on our abilities he let us manage the boat. By the end of the week it felt more like a cruise with a friend than a classroom. Mike was really good about correcting my mistakes. He was able to define my weaknesses and allowed me to find solutions without making me feel like a ****. Throughout the week we would have challenges thrown at us: finding position using LOBs; MAFOR (we were responsible for deciphering this every day), etc. By the end of the week we had covered the curriculum and more without realizing it.
Another advantage is that the area around Killbear is amazing. Lot's of little hidy holes around Franklin and Shawanaga Islands. (We were through there just last week and were very grateful to Mike for sharing some of his anchorages with us.)
I have no connection with the school, other than being a very satisfied 'graduate'.
|06-30-2011 12:16 AM|
Good stuff for everyone...
Thank you for your comments!
@Mike: Just do it! You'll never regret it!
@bljones: I sent you an email re your question... Answer: Soon, I hope!
@Jack: Agreed! Really got to get the Abbott wet and soon; funny how these instructors have great minds and think alike... GO SAILING!
@InkyMatt: It sure was; I recommend a liveaboard course to all, without hesitation.
And I'll re-emphasise the point about sailing Georgian Bay: it involves sailing and piloting, amongst markers, rocks and shallows, using ranges and steering courses, not just boat and sail handling - the type of sailing you don't get elsewhere.
Challenge, the stuff of growth!
|06-26-2011 07:37 PM|
|InkyMatt||Sounds fantastic Knotted!|
|06-26-2011 12:52 AM|
Sounds like a great experience. Now go sailing. That was the advise given to me by my first instructor.
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