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Old 01-03-2012, 13:01   #1
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Hola from Phoenix

Noob here.

I hope to earn my sailing certification this summer to start my wake making future (Looking to do San Diego cause its closest).

A few questions related to obtaining my ASA 101-104:

1. How long will this take (looking for the amount of days required due to my job)? Can it be done on weekends (a few three day weekends are fine here and there)? Can it be done over the course of a few months, or is it better to just button down and get it done over several weekends in a row?

2. I'm looking at Marina Sailing as my principal educator. Are these folks good? I have a friend who went through this program years ago and have been sailing with him for years (20+) and he swears by them as far as competency goes. Just looking for some other opinions.

As I've said above, I've sailed since my adolescence and have sailed Hobie 16's (learned on it) and Hunter 45's as well (many trips from Marina Del Rey to Catalina (both Avalon and Two Harbors). I have the understanding of the basic's and am ready to make the jump up.

My only issue is I'm somewhat land locked at the moment and my job is fairly demanding of my time. Hence, the wonderment of time required to complete these courses. I have reached out to my buddy but his memory seems to be fading....

Any and all replies welcome.

Thanks and I'm glad I finally signed up (been a lurker for quite some time).

Cheers!

-Rob
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Old 01-03-2012, 13:15   #2
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Noob here.

I hope to earn my sailing certification this summer to start my wake making future (Looking to do San Diego cause its closest).

A few questions related to obtaining my ASA 101-104:

1. How long will this take (looking for the amount of days required due to my job)? Can it be done on weekends (a few three day weekends are fine here and there)? Can it be done over the course of a few months, or is it better to just button down and get it done over several weekends in a row?

2. I'm looking at Marina Sailing as my principal educator. Are these folks good? I have a friend who went through this program years ago and have been sailing with him for years (20+) and he swears by them as far as competency goes. Just looking for some other opinions.

As I've said above, I've sailed since my adolescence and have sailed Hobie 16's (learned on it) and Hunter 45's as well (many trips from Marina Del Rey to Catalina (both Avalon and Two Harbors). I have the understanding of the basic's and am ready to make the jump up.

My only issue is I'm somewhat land locked at the moment and my job is fairly demanding of my time. Hence, the wonderment of time required to complete these courses. I have reached out to my buddy but his memory seems to be fading....

Any and all replies welcome.

Thanks and I'm glad I finally signed up (been a lurker for quite some time).

Cheers!

-Rob
Welcome aboard CF Rob.!

Am not from San Diego area though do have Grad student son @ Pepperdine in Malibu.
Am doing mine as a week long live aboard class.

Thanks for joining the forum and hope some local people can help you re the local school.
FWIW the most knowledge yacht broker we found in the USA was from San Diego.

Cheers,
John
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Would you mind sharing the name of the yacht broker in San Diego?
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Just contact the school and they should be accomodating.
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