Hello, I am new to sailing and seeking instruction with an eye towards future chartering and possible ownership
. I am from landlocked Colorado and know oodles of mountain things, but will be starting from scratch on sailing. My first intent is to take two weeks of ocean sailing instruction during the upcoming holiday season, and it's my druthers to take courses somewhere warm and take a breather from the mountain winter.
I seek recommended schools that will be in nice January sailing climates. That's the likes of Australia
, NZ, South Africa
. About all I have to go on right now is if the school
has a professional-looking website, which is hardly better than a shot in the dark.
I realize that good schooling is more important than good certifications, but gander that the RYA/ICC path may be a tad more ubiquitous than ASA/IPC, so my first search was going to be for Competent Crew + Day Skipper
done back-to-back over a two-week holiday around Christmas/New Years'. If I went the ASA route
that'd be 101, 103 and Bareboat
Cruising 104 still done in two weeks. I can read up on bookish stuff ahead of time.