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Old 12-07-2011, 11:14   #1
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Question about Certification

I can get certified for a 28ft sailboat on Lake Lanier for around 500.00 dollars.
This through Lanier Sailing Academy.
Anyone know anything about this school?
I've already been told to be sure and keep this piece of paper with me at all times on a boat in case of toilet paper shortage.

Would it be better to just hire someone to show me the ropes?
Looking for advice
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:17   #2
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Your insurance company might care, but I suspect they'd be just as happy if you took the USCG Auxiliary or US Power Squadron basic boating course.
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Old 13-07-2011, 14:36   #3
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Re: Question about Certification

Having never had any written certification myself and having chartered a number of times, including a 47', 46' and 38' Catamaran, I really don't see the need. I started on a sunfish in camp, moved up to a Hobie and continued to move up from there.

Experience is far better.

With all the similiar topics I keep seeing like this, I may just have to see if anyone wants to take the spare cabins we tend to have on our charter trips. Nothing like getting some experience on vacation!
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Old 13-07-2011, 14:44   #4
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Re: Question about Certification

Sounds like a total rip off to me.
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Old 13-07-2011, 18:11   #5
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It is not flying a plane...offer some happy sailor a bottle of scotch or something like that to spend an afternoon sailing with up down here with that bottle and I'll show
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Old 13-07-2011, 18:53   #6
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Re: Question about Certification

Monterey CA sailing classes (ASA) - basic is $225:

Monterey Bay Sailing School

Don't know why it would cost more than twice as much in a Georgia lake...

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