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Old 16-01-2013, 17:45   #1
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School or no school

This forum has been great !
What I am wondering is I would like to buy a cat around 40-47' I have mono hull experience on lakes and have owned several boats ranging from 18' cats to 28' monhulls . I have bare boated in St Thomas on a 40 ft benateau . I was wondering if there is a good concentrated sailing school for cats that some one could recommend . I am not sure about navigation and customs for like the bahamas and virgin Islands I have good sailing sense --If there is such a thing . Any suggestions would be helpful
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Old 16-01-2013, 19:23   #2
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Re: School or no school

ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) is specific to mid-sized cats (approx. 35-55'). Common class offering in many ASA schools these days.

There are a few key differences between mid-sized cats and monos. Esp: boat handling under power, tacking, and anchoring. ASA 114 focuses on these areas.
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Old 16-01-2013, 23:54   #3
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After shopping around, I found these guys, seems interesting and profesional, I will probably take the course this summer...
http://www.barefootoffshore.com/cruising-catamaran/
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Old 17-01-2013, 07:39   #4
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I don't know the "Barefoot Offshore" school, but in general the format they appear to use, what I call "instructional charters", is a great format for both learning and teaching.
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