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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Learning to Sail

For three Sundays in June, I learnt to sail. My first sailing course was Basic Keelboat Certification offered by Lanier Sailing Academy, an ASA (American Sailing Association) affiliated school at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier, GA. Going into the class I had no sailing experience; however, I love the water, love to scuba dive, and have been on boats thousands of times. I chose Lanier Sailing Academy because of its “sailing should be fun” and “no yelling” attitudes. But the guarantee is what really sold me. The academy guarantees that if you don’t pass the certification that it will provided additional instruction to you at no cost until you do pass!

The class was $585 and was well worth the price. During the three full (8 hour) days of sailing instruction, we spent 99% of the time in a 22 foot Capri and 1% in a classroom. I would highly recommend the Lanier Sailing Academy to anyone who wants to learn to sail or expand their sailing knowledge and skills.

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