I'm new to the group.
I'm a USCG captain
& professional sailing instructor. Started sailing dinghies in 1994 & went cruising for a couple years. Ended up in Costa Rica
& am trying to start a small sailing school
for adults down here. There's almost no sailing here, which is unfathomable to me because it is gorgeous cruising territory. Looking for advice, help, connections, & ideas to get this school
off the ground. Plan to operate on the Pacific coast out of Puerto Caldera or Herradura or Leona & we're trying to get a hobie cat
as our teaching platform. It's hard because there are almost no sailboats here and I hear import taxes
can be around 80-100% of the boat's value.