received these comments in an email from Charles Davis who took an ASA101 class
with us in August 2008
Man what a class! That was awesome. I can't wait for the 103 and
104. My wife wants to take the 101 next year. I will probably take it
again so I can be with her.
I really enjoyed the class. Learning
on the AcaDame was a great experience. She
is a lovely yacht. The classroom
was clean, quite and comfortable. Lankford
Bay Marina is one of the cleanest I have seen.
The docks were free of debris and spot paint from the seagulls.
The pool was immaculate as were the laundry, restroom and showering
facilities. The huge pavilion
located right on the shoreline offered the most spectacular view I have ever
seen while taking a test. The
entire staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
David Appleton was our ASA101 instructor.
He put us behind the helm the very first time we boarded AcaDame.
David never touched the helm, neither halyard nor sheet the entire 4
days. We were literally a team
before we knew it. His ability to
communicate and calmly articulate commands put our class in a skipper and crew
scenario in a mere minute. In my
opinion this speaks volumes for David's experience as a Captain and his ability
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