I'm heading to Ft Lauderdale with my wife and daughter in a few weeks for Spring Break. I'd really like to break away for a 1/2 day and take a "refresher" instructional sale
on a 40-footer +- monohull
. Just a one-on-one with a competant/experienced sailer would be perfect to refresh my skills, ask all the questions, work
the lines, tacks, review typical boat
systems (engine, electronics
The reason for this: I'm going to charter
a 38' in June in BVI
and I would feel much more comfortable going into that with a recent refresher sail under my belt, as it has been 3 years since I've skippered a cruising yacht. I sail all the time on sub-20 footer's but need a tune up on the larger vessels to feel more confident on my upcoming charter
Do you have any suggestions for someone in the Ft Lauderdale area? I wasn't necessarily wanting or needing a formal school
, such as water
(though, I will inquire into their availability for such a refresher). I was thinking just thinking that a local boat
owner/skipper with some time who would enjoy the company and teaching for $100-$200-ish fee.
Any suggestions or direction would be a big help! Thanks!