My 1st post after lurking for a few months.
We are in Northern Cal
. and starting at Square 1.
I am in a position that requires me to dive in the deep end to reach my goals.
Like many my goal is to sail far but have little real knowledge.
plan is to enroll is a dingy class at the local lake in the spring with my
grandson (8yrs) but what and where after that is my real question.
Summer has my nephew (40) wanting to set sail from the Texas gulf coast
30ft something and learn on the fly, he has a bit more experience than I do but not much.
I have decided that to get where I think I want to be I will need to enroll in classes
of some sort after a bit of time on the lake.
I am at a loss on how to evaluate a sailing school
and if I should consider one or two different schools in different parts
of the country. ie. Basic here and more advanced
there, dingy & 101 here?, 102-3-4 there etc.
I have a basic distrust of Schools stemming from my experience in the recreational diving
"industry". The Short version is a Certification
Agency does not make a good instructor/school it is really the other way round.
With all the above; any advice on schools in the S.F. Bay Area? Should I consider starting here and finishing in So.Cal or Florida
with a liveaboard
fastrac type arrangement, who, where ?
I have read most of the threads for the past year that look like they relate but not
for much Northern Cal