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04-26-2012 12:56 PM
Barquito
Re: ASA and clubs?

If you have access to a club with boats, I would do that over taking an ASA course. If you will be chartering sometime, you might actually want the ASA cert. OTOH, I do have a few ASA cards, and must say, that it is motivational to try to get the next one.

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Hence why I said rail meat, lol. All you have to worry about is figuring out why it's called the BOOM. And why sitting on the sheets is a really bad plan.
Story from the sailing club: The student who did not speak english as his first language was turning toward an unintentional gybe. The instructor yelled, "duck", and the man looked up for birds...
04-26-2012 12:25 PM
Capt Len
Re: ASA and clubs?

Personally I'm of the 'enjoy a steep learning curve' school .If one had the hankering, a few months{say June and July} about 6 or 7 thou, and a goal of sailing to Desolation and return to Van area.I'd say go for it. Read a few how to books, the For Sale ads and come out on the Salish Sea. Due diligence, common sense,and some caution would be necessary but if it doesn't work for you, there are ocean cruises available for the same money and a condo somewhere.
04-25-2012 08:35 PM
dreamer51
Re: ASA and clubs?

Hello Lou, I've been dreaming of sailing for years, and as retirement draws near I've decided to join the local club and take their beginners class. They offer 16.5 ft. sailboats and from what I've learned members are really into using other members for crew, mantainence, etc., which is fine with me. I don't see myself retiring in this house or a condo community, so I'm giving sailing my best shot and see if it turns into a lifestyle. Good luck to you.
04-16-2012 11:32 PM
DRFerron
Re: ASA and clubs?

Lou, I think you're on the right course. Take baby steps (club class, sail with a club member) and if you find that you still enjoy sailing, then put out the funds for the ASA 101 course. THEN, if you still feel like sailing is for you, start looking for a small sailboat of your own. Until then, the least expensive route is to sail on other people's boats.

Best of luck to you.
04-16-2012 08:25 PM
Lou452
Re: ASA and clubs?

Oh I know why its a boom :-( 40 years ago when I was little I was the ball for more than one at bat. I will say this I have yet to boom anyone :-) I have plans never to do so!
04-16-2012 08:16 PM
Lou452
Re: ASA and clubs?

Validation helping to make good choices to learn how to sail. I am thinking right now going to classes is the fast way to learn spending the money in a wise way. The other choice is to buy boats and read. At this point it is to soon to tell if I will do more than casual sailing. Who spends 20K on a boat and can not get it away from the dock. I have a lot of fun anytime I am near the water. Many years ago it was all water ski and go fast. I learned to fly an airplane and flying is very fun but it is more $ than I have. Buying a plane is not an option you must take lessons plus you would die without them. This is not the same for sailboats. Now I want to sail. I have no real large sailboat time. I have heard the joke go stand in a cold shower and tear up $100 bills I am not sure if I am helping to clear up my Question For Lou 452 should I spend $ on the ASA and clubs or just save it and buy gear and boats? Right now I am going to spend some on the club and some class to get my taste and form an opinon. I would like some old salts thoughts.
04-16-2012 07:52 PM
Springline
Re: ASA and clubs?

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
SPRING! LOU! GRAB THOSE JIB SHEETS! CLOCKWISE AROUND THE WINCH! NO.. THE OTHER WAYS! lol OK, take it in..... nice.. watch the tell tales now... you WANT THEM STREAMING AFT!
SPRING! TAKE THE MAINSHEET AND TRAVELER! WHEN WE ROUND THE BOUY! YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
LOU! DON'T HOLD THE JIB SHEET WHEN IT FLIES! don't talk back! LOL. you'll burn your hands!

(now that wasn't so bad was it?)
Hence why I said rail meat, lol. All you have to worry about is figuring out why it's called the BOOM. And why sitting on the sheets is a really bad plan.
04-16-2012 07:38 PM
deniseO30
Re: ASA and clubs?

SPRING! LOU! GRAB THOSE JIB SHEETS! CLOCKWISE AROUND THE WINCH! NO.. THE OTHER WAYS! lol OK, take it in..... nice.. watch the tell tales now... you WANT THEM STREAMING AFT!
SPRING! TAKE THE MAINSHEET AND TRAVELER! WHEN WE ROUND THE BOUY! YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
LOU! DON'T HOLD THE JIB SHEET WHEN IT FLIES! don't talk back! LOL. you'll burn your hands!

(now that wasn't so bad was it?)
04-16-2012 07:28 PM
Springline
Re: ASA and clubs?

Lou, I'm in the same boat (metaphorically) as you. I wouldn't necessarily discard the option of signing up on a race boat. Not all skippers are shouty, but it may take a little asking around to find the more easygoing ones. And don't worry too much about the first race you show up to. Most skippers already have dedicated guys (and gals) for trimming, foredeck (spinnaker, sail changes etc.) and sometimes even helm. More often than not, the new guy gets used as weight on the rail, to try to reduce heel.
That said, even as rail meat, I learned an awful lot just by being around those guys, both just by listening, and peppering the trim guy and the skipper with questions once we were set up on a reach. So long as you move when the skipper says to do so, and how to do so, he isn't going to have much of a reason to yell at YOU, personally.
Anywho, sorry for the ramble. TL;DR version: I prefer cruising, but I've learned more about sailing in a few races than I have in an entire season of puttering about.
04-16-2012 06:02 PM
hellosailor
Re: ASA and clubs?

If you're having fun and only intend on casual sailing, have fun.

If you plan to travel around and maybe charter a boat? You may be asked for proof of competency, and the ASA classes will be more widely recognized than "some club". That's not a stopper since you can always go for a checkout sail (at a cost of time or money) instead.
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