Dear SetSail, Can you recommend a good "cruise and learn" course that my husband and I could take with our two children, ages 12 and 8, this summer? We live in Massachusetts, but were thinking of exploring a new area like the Pacific NW. However, we are open to any area. Thank you. Sincerely, Andrea
Hi Andrea: The best cruising courses are those that take you offshore for a period of time. There are a number of people that do this. One couple are John and Amanda Neal, on their Halberg Rassy 46. You can get more information on their school at www.mahina.com.
Another approach would be to visit the US Sailing website, where they have a whole slew of sailing schools listed (http://www.ussailing.org) Good Luck–Steve