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Old 30-03-2008, 22:33   #1
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Hello from NC

Hey everyone,
Just joined the community tonight and I thought I would go ahead and introduce myself. Right now I'm a student at NCSU, in my last semester right now so I'm pretty excited to be finished. I've been sailing for about 4 years now mostly in oriental, NC. My profile says I have a bavaria 38, well it's actually not mine, it's my mothers, college budget=no money for a boat. But I've been captain of the vessel for about a year now. I've done some ASA courses in the past, the three ones up to bareboat. Well can't think of much else to say at this point. I ran across this quote a while back, and I thought I would end with it.

"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." -Thoreau

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Old 30-03-2008, 22:41   #2
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Hi Carl,

Welcome!

I'm also a college student, and from NC.

Did you take your ASA classes in Oriental?

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Old 30-03-2008, 22:46   #3
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No, I actually took them at water sailing">blue water sailing school in FL. But I'm thinking of taking coastal navigation in Oriental this summer.
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Old 09-04-2008, 14:55   #4
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Aloha Carl,
Welcome aboard!! I just saw your post from March. Good to have you here and hope you can enjoy that boat this spring.
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Old 09-04-2008, 16:50   #5
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Carl,

I'm not college student but did take the 3 ASA courses. I would say that with a year of experience makes you dangerous enough to enjoy a fun trip and not screw it up. It's a pretty solid base to begin from. My neighbor has a Bavaria 37 and I've sailed with him on it. It's a fun boat.

For a good navigation course look for the US Power Squadron USCG Auxiliary Navigation courses. There are two. It's a real course with teachers that were former military navigators. The ASA course is mostly home study and the exam. The Auxiliary course is a real class room course and teaches a lot more than any other I've found.

Chapmans Piloting as a text book is pretty good and if you search the forum for Bowditch you can find the link for the free PDF formatted book you can download from NOAA.

Bowditch -The American Practical Navigator: [Free On-Line]
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Bowditch Online

I hope to go down to the boat in the morning and get de winterized. It's boating season - finally.
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