We were two couples from Colorado with a goal of learning how to sail a Catamaran so that one day we might become full time cruisers. Shane’s program of hands-on ASA instruction fit our goals perfectly. And what better place to do it than the BVI’s.
Shane’s teaching method of “I’ll show you once, and you do it after that” was great. Motoring, picking up a mooring, anchoring, plotting a course, and then finally raising the sails. By day 4, we were running the boat and having a great time. When approaching other boats, Shane would quiz us often about who has the right-of-way, and ask us why. All of this was wonderful practical learning experience that you can’t get from a book.
The guys wanted to know practically everything about the boat and Shane was very patient and answered all of their questions. They opened every access panel, discussed all the systems and components, checked and filled the engine oil, and ended up with an excellent understanding of a Catamaran.
We also had plenty of time snorkeling, relaxing, and having fun. We’ve never quite had such a vacation where we completely lost track of day and time. What a life!
One of the guys celebrated a birthday on our first night. Shane made a delicious birthday cake, with candles, and invited several other cruisers on board for quite a special celebration.
Thanks so much for an awesome week Shane! We hope to be anchoring beside you on our own boats someday soon.
Melissa & Chris