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Capt. Craig’s Top Ten Scariest Advanced Coastal Cruising Stories

September 2013 Introduction: So… why I am sharing these stories? As we turn more instructors and members loose to sail “outside the gate”, I think it is important to share some important hard-earned lessons about sailing in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Advanced Coastal Cruising

– Advanced Coastal Cruising class (ASA 106), June 22 – 24, 2012, by Brad Call On Friday morning I met my instructor, Bill Yawn and my two fellow students, Mary Ann Paulazzo and Daniel Merle. Bill is a long time instructor … Continue reading

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Catamaran Cruising Class ASA 114

On November 5, 2011 we met our instructor, Dan Siefers, at Tradewinds for the ASA 114 Catamaran Cruising class. Dan owns the catamaran that we used in the class. The other three students were David Freeborg, Kathy Larson, and Corrie … Continue reading

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Bare Boat Charter course notes, August 26-28, 2011

Submitted by Tradewinds member Brad Call On day one I met my instructor, Steve Damm, and fellow student, Ed Rose at the office.  Ed is from Colorado and he normally sails on mountain lakes in Catalina 22 sized boats.  He … Continue reading

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