My wife and I have retired to Puerto Rico
and have a desire to take up the sailing life. We've been on a few sailboats before as passengers and have a little knowledge but would prefer to know more before buying
and setting sail on our own.
I've researched ASA certification
courses and schools through the ASA
but would prefer to have some reviews
or feed back from someone that has actually taken training
with them or have personal knowledge about them.
I don't know how the ASA vets the schools they list in their database and just because a captain
has a boat
and knows how to sail doesn't mean he
or she is a good teacher. I'd like to take ASA101 through 106 and I have a good idea of how much I'll have to spend. I just want to be sure that I'm going to get good instruction on a reasonable boat.
The folks I've seen posting
on this forum seem to have a genuine desire to be helpful so I'm asking for recommendations and suggestions.
Thank you in advance for your input.