Iím a green wet behind the ears newbie to the world of sailing. So green that I havenít even sailed before. Although I have owned many personal fishing
boats. Iíve been looking into some type of training. Thereís many ASA
schools down in the Kemah/Clear Lake/Seabrook area to choose from. The course is over the weekend and a few of them offer you a free day renal and private lesson after successful completion of the class. I could go the private lesson route
. Iím not sure the cost on that or if the ASA
cert means anything. Any suggestions on the best schools or alternate ways of getting training. My schedule is fairly tight and I donít have the time to mill around the marina in the hopes of snagging a ride. And I'm an hour away from Kemah
so driving up for a chance of being rail meat isn't something I'd want to do. I realize once I get my foot in the door it may he different. Besides Iíd still at least like to get the basic 101 course or other basic training done. I plan on bringing my 14 year old son to learn also. Anyone have experiences ripping a teenage off his XBox and expecting him to learn how sail over the weekend.?
My thoughts are to get some type of training and start with some small boat
. Around 25 foot. One that I could take the family
out on and maybe overnight in the bay. One to learn the basics and hone my skills on and to figure out if I want to do this or not. Iíve found a few boats on Craigslist that seem good. They are S2ís. 23 foot. One comes with use of the slip for 6 months and some sailing lessons
. The other is much cheaper but just the boat
. Neither come with a trailer
. I live in Lake Jackson. It would be a weekend type of activity for me. I did see the small Sailfish type boats and they seem like fun, but I can learn the physics of the boat
just as well on a full size boat as I can on a small one. Besides the cost of the small boats is a pretty good chunk of the larger boats. I've searched but I have not found Houston
Specific information on training. Thanks in advance.