Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2008, 21:55   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dobson,NC
Posts: 21
Send a message via Yahoo to Interstategypsy
I passed - I passed

I am not sure this is the right thread for this, if it isnt I am sorry.

I just passed the Online Keelboat Course at US Sailing.

I am sure nobody cares but me, but I am happy with myself right now -- LOL

Not that this qualifies me to even step aboard a boat, but it is one of the few tests I have studied for and didnt cheat.

Doing Happy Dance

This proves Boredom can be a good thing.
__________________

__________________
To Thyne Own Self Be True
Interstategypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 22:34   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Congratulations! - Well done - Virtual balloons and cake are on the way...
__________________

__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2008, 01:59   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Blue Mountains, Australia
Posts: 45
Congrats

Quote:
Originally Posted by Interstategypsy View Post
I am not sure this is the right thread for this, if it isnt I am sorry.

I just passed the Online Keelboat Course at US Sailing.

I am sure nobody cares but me, but I am happy with myself right now -- LOL

Not that this qualifies me to even step aboard a boat, but it is one of the few tests I have studied for and didnt cheat.

Doing Happy Dance

This proves Boredom can be a good thing.
More power to you!

I am planning to do the "zero to hero" Yachtmaster Fastrack next year. I have no allusions as to what the qualification will be worth but at 56 I am not doing it to get a job.

As a daysailer, I am looking for intensive training with resident expert and will then hopefully practise, practise, practise what I have learnt as I singlehand around the Med.

Regards
Mark
__________________
markje4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2008, 04:43   #4
Registered User
 
Sunspot Baby's Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Prout Manta 38' Catamaran - Sunspot Baby
Posts: 1,521
Images: 14
Never stop learning.

Good Job.

George
__________________
She took my address and my name
Put my credit to shame
Sunspot Baby, sure had a real good time
Bob Seger
Sunspot Baby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2008, 23:30   #5
Registered User
 
Dr. Moreau's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Woodinville, WA
Boat: S/V Paseo -- A dream for now.
Posts: 27
Send a message via Skype™ to Dr. Moreau
Quote:
Originally Posted by Interstategypsy View Post
I am not sure this is the right thread for this, if it isnt I am sorry.

I just passed the Online Keelboat Course at US Sailing.

I am sure nobody cares but me, but I am happy with myself right now -- LOL

Not that this qualifies me to even step aboard a boat, but it is one of the few tests I have studied for and didnt cheat.

Doing Happy Dance

This proves Boredom can be a good thing.
Congratulations! My wife and I passed our Basic Keelboat back in May and it was difficult but a enjoyable course.

We recently finished our Basic Cruising certification together, you'll think Basic Keelboat is kingdergarten once you pass that exam!

Good luck in your travels and education!
__________________
Aaron
s/v Paseo (Just a dream for now)

http://sailing.moreau.us/
Dr. Moreau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 13:00   #6
Registered User
 
AVSkipper's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Posts: 73
Well done and congratulations!
__________________
AVSkipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 14:21   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
Talbot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Brighton, UK
Boat: Privilege 37
Posts: 3,579
Images: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by markje4 View Post
I am planning to do the "zero to hero" Yachtmaster Fastrack next year. I have no allusions as to what the qualification will be worth but at 56 I am not doing it to get a job.

As a daysailer, I am looking for intensive training with resident expert and will then hopefully practise, practise, practise what I have learnt as I singlehand around the Med.
Biggest problem exhibited by the zero to hero is where the training has predominantly been in zero tide. The concentrated training reinforces the problem.

That being said, there are very good YM from that system just as there are from the normal system, there are also very bad ones - the biggest sign of the better, is the recognition that this is just the start!

Good luck

I recently passedmy YM Practical (after 21 years!!!!!) and have during that period also done shore courses, as I like to identify those "bad" shortcuts that you get into the habit of doing.
__________________
"Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors - and miss."
Robert A Heinlein
Talbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 14:32   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
Basic training helps avoid those really nasty bad habits that you can't break after a short period of mastering them. It is amazing how a few things done correctly in a row sets up all sorts of more complicated good results.
__________________

__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malcom Tennant has passed away. BigCat Multihull Sailboats 4 08-07-2008 04:39
Fred Fearing, Rose Buddy passed away marno Cruising News & Events 0 22-10-2007 13:58
The low has passed... Amgine Off Topic Forum 2 16-12-2006 12:58



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:45.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.