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~ A Cut Above ~
Chris Poirier, who took a combined ASA103 and 104 Sailing
Course in June 2017, sent the following comment
The Island Packet 32 was an excellent training platform for
me given my experience with smaller boats. Captain Frank Mummert remained
calm and used every opportunity as a teaching moment. He also balanced proper
instruction with keeping the atmosphere light and relaxed. This helps students
feel free to make mistakes, reduces pressure, and facilitates faster learning.
Captain Mummert was simple excellent. Communication, organization, and logistics
with the office staff went very smoothly. For me it felt like I was interacting
with another detailed engineer like myself.
The Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship is a fine school. I was exposed to
more intensive instruction and nuances than usual. For ASA in general, I might
recommend more discussion of electronics as well as logistics of cruising
(obtaining slips, mooring balls, marina services, etc). That said, Maryland
School provided much more experience and exposure in this regard and I'm sure
ASA106 and 108 will touch on electronics more. I found the excellent Maryland
School video's on YOUTUBE impressed upon me they are a serious school and
committed to raising the level of education among sailors. As I've said, a
fine school. I appreciate your dedication.
Chris Poirier ~ ASA 103 and 104 Graduate June 2017=
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