My wife and I went for a one week liveaboard
course in San Diego
. San Diego Sailing Academy. San Diego Sailing Academy
They do a nice private session for the both of you and you live on the boat the whole time. When you add up hotel
room charges we found the school was cheaper than staying in a hotel
. This also means the class is one on one. J World there is also popular as noted above. They do groups of students and the course itself is very similar. Nick is the owner and a good instructor and his son is a Catalina 30
national champ racer
. I would say if you do only one thing you should find out who will teach your course and try to meet them or talk to them on the phone
. The ASA and US Sail schools all have a well developed program but every instructor is different.
Doing multiple classes is not easy to pass all in one shot. I have seen the first 3 ASA courses taught back to back as a liveaboard
. I just can't see how you can master the first class soon enough to get through the other two. Doing the second and third course basically gets you bare boat charter
certificates. I would really suggest doing the first class and then try and spend more time on the water
actually sailing for some experience before attempting to do the last two.
Taking the course together can be a great idea. You do need to build confidence in each other for good sailing.
All the courses require a lot of reading and written work. Having read and studied all the material for the 2nd and 3rd course before we got there