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Old 06-04-2010, 09:30   #16
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Youre right about the older kids.

Mine are 3 & 5, and homeschooled.

Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:50   #17
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I appreciate all your shared experiences and advices. Especially the one about ducking when the boom is near.

After doing a little research, I have to decided to enroll in a basic sailing course offered by either our local American Red Cross chapter or the ASA school. I figured if I crew for other boats, I should at least know not to bring a wrong type of fork to flake their sail with.

On a more serious note, what do you all think about Red Cross course vs ASA course? Anyone experienced these courses?
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Old 06-04-2010, 15:03   #18
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Hello UncleFuzzy:
Join the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, buy a trailerable sailboat, and go sailing every chance you get. The season has just begun and you can learn all the essentials in a short period of time.
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Old 06-04-2010, 15:17   #19
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My dad took me sailing when I was young, and I hated it. After a few years, I began to miss it, so I paid $ 200 for a little lake sailor. That was how I got into sailing.
I doubt that many people have taken both the Red cross course and the ASA school, but I know that ASA is widely respected. They also can offer some certifications later down the road. Welcome!
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Old 06-04-2010, 18:21   #20
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Go into a sailing course in a local YC/SC. Get a small boat and go sailing. Then develop.

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