My sailing experience is limited to dinghies on lakes/bays and some regatta crewing
with no real training
. As a younger man I also spent several winters commercial fishing
in the Bering Sea on large trawlers, adventures I enjoyed and sea sickness
was never an issue.
My question to the community is this: Of all the sail training
programs available are there any particular ones a cruising skipper
would prefer their potential crew member
had studied under? Is the RYC program better suited to offshore
cruising than the ASA
My immediate goal is to complete ASA
101 through 104 and look for a berth on a sailboat making some passages to log miles and put theory to its application.
I am a healthy and fit mature 65 yo male, able to pay my own way, mechanical, journeyman fabrication skills, a good cook and reliable.
Your input will be appreciated. Thanks.