Having been an ASA instructor and also US sailing, (with offshore
sailing school), instructor, in the cruising courses, I can assure you that it all comes down to the instructor and their interaction withn the student. The students who take the instruction seriously and actually read the books
, do well. Students who take the course and think of it as a "sailboat ride"or a "sea cruise" don't. Just like anything else in this world,"You get out of it just exactly what you put into it". The ASA tests are probibly a bit easier than the USS exams, but there's not as much unrelated stuff in the ASA tests. By the way, in the USS books
, there are one or two mistakes
in each. They are there on purpose. Did your instructor get you to figure out the mistkes and explain to him/her why they were wrong ?