Are ASA and US Sailing Courses Really Worth It?

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UPDATE!!  Several people asked two great questions: Q: What is a “sailing resume?” Q: If you don’t offer a certification, do your courses offer something to verify the experience and skills gained? I answered YOUR questions at the bottom! Thanks for asking! Ben and I have over 25 years of combined sail training experience. I began teaching sailing professionally at …

Singlehanding

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One of the criteria that Ben and I had for boat shopping, was that the new vessel had to be big enough to take passengers aboard yet still small enough so that we can solo sail. Ben and I both solo sailed our pocket cruisers side-by-side for several years. When I compare that experience to all the other sailing I’ve …

Evaluating Preparedness

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Ben and I are on a training passage with Mike and Jen aboard their new (to them) 49ft Jeanneau Adagio. They plan to cruise the Bahamas and Caribbean with their three children next spring. In the meantime, we need to move the boat to Florida (their starting point) and provide coastal and offshore training along the way. Already Jen has …

Essential Shipboard References

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I’m often asked the difficult question, I’m learning to sail. What books should I read? There are hundreds of learn-to-sail books, but I’ve never read a single one. I didn’t learn to sail from a book. I learned to sail through experience, by working my way up “through the hawsepipe,” as it’s said, and I believe that the right experiences …

Google Hangout: How Do You Prepare for a Voyage?

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Since Ben and I set sail 2 years ago to make One Simple Question we have received thousands of emails from interested, inspired and amazing people. Every single email is a new relationship. Now we want all these people we’ve heard from to connect, discuss, and build stronger, mutually-beneficial relationships. Sooo…we’re going to be doing regular Google Hangouts. Each hangout …