learning about sailing
Blue Planet started her Caribbean circuit with one of our students on board. He completed ASA’s 105 and 106 classes on their passage. While not our typical class for 105 and 106 we were happy that he was able to spend so much time aboard learning advanced sailing techniques. Here is a few small parts of Captain Louise’s log, […]
Our first charter of the season has ended and we are off to a great start. We were able to travel well down into the Keys to Islamorada with our first student couple because not only did we have the time available but we also had great sailing wind. That’s what pushed us down Biscayne Bay […]
Captain Louise just finished an Advanced Coastal Cruising Class in the Keys for us. This is the email I received from the customer after their trip; “Hello Harold, Louise, Thanks again for this ASA106 class in the Keys. Beside the fantastic weather we were lucky to have, the class was terrific and we truly learned more in that class […]
One of our guests from last year shot this, at the end you can see the “catch of the day”.
One of the great things about cruising is the day to day freedom to go and do what you want to do. You quickly learn that to enjoy those carefree days you have to choose whether today you will head out on a nice downwind run, stay in the harbor, or tuck yourself and your […]
We had a fantastic week sailing with you on Island Dreamer in the Florida Key
Want to learn to sail around the world? Buying your dream boat for offshore passage making? Already bought it and want a little help learning its systems? Our friends Captain Jeff and Captain Jean take couples who have some sailing experience to the next level of sailing on their Skye 51′ sailboat. In addition to both being […]
After having talked to taught many couples about sailing together, and of course boating with Margie for the last 30 years here are some ideas to help you work together;
After 30 plus years of sailing I am still learning new things. On a small boat in calm waters with an easy day of instruction you can learn the basic principles of sailing. Being comfortable standing a watch at 2 AM on a 50′ sailboat with miles of ocean around you, the lights of a ship heading toward you in the distance and a thunderstorm off your port bow may take a little longer.
In my college days I was the House Manager at the TKE house at Butler University. One of the rooms caught fire due to an electrical short. After calling the fire dept. and using several fire extinguishers to no effect we evacuated everybody from the building. Needless to say I was quite concerned, adrenaline pumping, […]