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received this letter from
Ken Cardosa who took several of our online seminars in Spring of 2011
including, most recently: "Aids to Navigation- The US Buoyage System"
Rita / Tom,
I want to thank you both for another Excellent webinar. Before Saturday I was
not very comfortable with my knowledge of our buoyage system and would never attempt
to explain it to anyone else.
On Sunday I went to the boat show at the "Cruisers University" in
Baltimore. As my daughter and I walked around the exhibits, she called me over
to a model that showed a waterway with buoys, beacons and other navigational
aids. She asked me what all the "colored signs" meant. I proceeded to
explain the difference between each type, what they meant and how we would use
them if we were sailing by on a boat. This model was at a booth for a company
that teaches Navigation. When I was done, the gentleman at the booth came up to
us and said "Well said, I couldn't have explained it better myself".
My daughter looked at me and said "Wow Dad, you sure know a lot about this
stuff". Needless to say after 2 compliments like that I was beaming with
I'm not only amazed at how much I learned in 2 hours but how much I retained and
then my ability to explain it to others. This is a true testament to Tom's
teaching abilities and the quality of the courses at The Maryland
School of Sailing & Seamanship.
I look forward to taking the ASA101 Keelboat Sailing course in June and your
Coastal Navigation Course in March.
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