Hey guys I have a question regarding sailing lessons. I did a quick search but didn't find what I was looking for. A few years ago my fiance and I joined one of the local sailing centers and got a few hours worth of lessons in the beginning but we ended up dropping the membership because we didn't really like the area we could use the boats in. Lately I've been looking into buying a boat but I want to get more proficient before I decide what to do since my sailing skills are minimal and quite rusty at best. My question is, are there any benefits to taking the ASA courses besides being able to say you completed 101, 103, etc.? I've been looking around in my area and found a company that does lessons for a fraction of the price of the ASA courses. I've also been looking in to yacht clubs in the area and found a local one that does Thursday night races and welcomes walk ons so I'm hoping to make it out there this week. Thanks for the help!