Over the last 2 years, I have completed ASA101, ASA103 and ASA104 through Sea Safaris Sailing School with Captain Don.
The courses have been a good balance of Practical and classroom work to give both experience and the necessary knowledge to complete the tests. The practical portion of the training was completed on a variety of boats with differing lengths and rigging/steering configurations, which added to the experience and allowed me to look at different setups – this helped with my boat purchase. The classroom work included the necessary knots, navigation rules and navigating with different technologies, including paper charts! Captain Don is a knowledgeable and patient instructor, who clearly has a passion for helping others get into the sport. During my ASA101, Captain Don suggested I might like Racing and how I may get involved, I have been competing ever since!
- Jason Greenwood