I know I'm adding my 2 cents a bit late, but I just joined. :-)
I took the ASA
101 course July 4th weekend. While it got me on the water
I learned more than I thought I would. I had a bit of sailing experience years ago, but this time I learned the correct way to do things.
was practiced often, each time while a different student was at the helm
, and every time it was totallt unexpected. Great training.
We rotated all 4 of the students through each position regularly and had extra time on the water
to practice if desired. The instructor encouraged us to keep sailing rather than "go sit in a classroom. There's always time for that."
We practiced things I thought we'd never need, but have used often since, and things not needed since, but known should the need arise.
My wife and I are contemplating the 7 day live aboard class for ASA
103/104 at the San Diego
Sailing Academy. Your discussions and comments have bolstered our desire to do this soon.
I need to go study now. :-)