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Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By rickvw
Re: One Week Courses

I agree that 101,103,104 combined can be good. I did it last June at Bay Breeze, Traverse City MI. It was a great experience, effective instructors, and good boats. It was closer to two weeks with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 15,830
Posted By rickvw
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

I just turned 60 a few weeks ago an am just beginning the adventure. I will be taking my first sailing school in June. I am fit and able and will continue to follow where ever life takes me. I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-26-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

The terms are like any vocabulary - context related. My style of learning is such that I need to focus heavily on the task I am doing. If I have a lot of the background learning done I can focus...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-23-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Good advice, I will put search for a PFD on hold. I am meeting up with my classmates tonight and we will be discussing our adventure and prep. Some beer and wine drinking will be done as well as a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-22-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

I have been reading, and studying. I am pretty green so I will need to be well prepared. I am wondering about flotation devices. Whether I should just use what ever they have or if I should bring...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-17-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

I am taking class near Traverse City. Two of my friends are joining me for the classes. We will be around that area for more than a week and will plan some exploring. What is there to do? Is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-16-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

It is a live aboard class and I will be aboard for two weeks.
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-06-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Wool is a great idea! I will check into that. I don't know about how the price compares. It is expensive but to get three certifications and some practice time and a cool cruise is very sweet. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-06-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Re: What to take to sailing school?

What an amazing array of responses! The Popeye lunch box is definitely on my list. It will be a guitar and a harmonica (guitar on the hard only). I have experienced swings of temperature in...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
Great advice

I just purchased a Guide Jacket off of the sale rack at APS for a great price, thank you soo much. I have a pair of bike gloves. DRFerron, your advice was very helpful. Will any non-marking...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By rickvw
What to take to sailing school?

In early June I will be attending sailing school for two weeks on northern Lake Michigan. I will be working on ASA 101, 103, and 104. I am currently gathering the gear I will need during my school. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By rickvw
I am working hard to prepare for my class. I...

I am working hard to prepare for my class. I want to have the book side of it taken care of so that I can really focus on the boat stuff.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By rickvw
Looking outside of Iowa

I am probably going to end up sailing in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I have friends on water in both places. The Great Lakes have always been of interest to me. I grew up around them, swam in them...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By rickvw
Beginner

Hello from the great state of Iowa. I am a complete beginner with about 3 hours of actual sail time on a small catamaran. I have had a long time interest in sailing and am finally in position to do...
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