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I heard ya'll needed some more women sailors.

Hi everyone!

Long time reader, decided to begin actively posting. I'm 27 and living in Houston Texas. I have a 34ft Oday which we stay on every weekend. My husband is handy with repairs, and I do canvas work. Right now we are trying to get our skill levels up and get our blog off the ground. I am starting my classes to be a ASA instructor, and we race on weekends.

Five year plan includes doing some coastal cruising while playing in our band. He plays guitar, I play drums.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone, and gaining some more insight!

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Welcome aboard..

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Orgs hiring ASA instructors generally also expect them to have USCG mariner licenses so that the instructors can work in powered vessels. The experience and test requirements for the USCG license may be more demanding than the ASA...

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Read some of your blog and it was good. I have a five year retirement and want to ride up to Kemah just to look at boats. I might see you one day .

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Orgs hiring ASA instructors generally also expect them to have USCG mariner licenses so that the instructors can work in powered vessels. The experience and test requirements for the USCG license may be more demanding than the ASA...
Good to know, I will make sure to ask when I go in this weekend. This is a small sailing school just looking for weekend part time instructors, so they may be more lenient. Here's hoping.


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Welcome! It sounds like you two have already gotten a lot figured out. Have a great time sailing and racing and learning
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We need all the women sailors we can get!

Watch out for Steve, aka Smackdaddy as I think he sails out of Kemah now with his boys on a Hunter 41' or somesuch. In fact, there must be a few more sailnut members who sail out of Kemah.

Good luck with your ASA certs.

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Re: I heard ya'll needed some more women sailors.

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Good to know, I will make sure to ask when I go in this weekend. This is a small sailing school just looking for weekend part time instructors, so they may be more lenient. Here's hoping.
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Like Sailingfool, I an ASA Sailing Instructor, and have my Captain's License. Unlike Sailingfool, I own the slightly bigger brother of your boat, an O'day 35.

I don't know what the penalty is, but the school cannot hire you to run an auxiliary powered vessel without a captain's license. To get a license, you also have to get a Transportation Worker Identity Card, aka "TWIC," from the Department of Homeland Security. Both the school, and you are open for prosecution. Both the TWIC and the license are good for 5 years. (Does anyone know if you need a current TWIC to get your license renewed?)

That said, one of the schools that I teach at has a female sailing instructor that teaches ASA 101 without her license, on a boat (Bristol 20) without an engine.


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