We received this note from Ryan Graham who took ASA101 and 103 sailing classes with us in May 2016
I had a fair amount of time sailing before arriving to the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship, but wanted to start learning at level 101. I am so glad that I made that decision to take 101 and not test out, because I learned more than I could imagine. My instructor for 101, Don Boccuti, rounded off my education and really dug into many things I have never considered or practiced. He is amazingly patient and has a great sense of humor. At the end of 101, I was in awe at the amount of work we had accomplished and in slight fear continuing right away with 103.
Steve Runals, my next instructor, was also a great
instructor. He was a great wealth of knowledge and showed more techniques and
expanded into navigation, more rescue methods, docking styles, reefing under
sail and so much more. Steve is clearly a people person, had some great stories,
and really kept us thinking. I can't remember a more intense yet rewarding 8
days. Thank you and your crew for an amazing set of classes, vacation, beautiful
place to stay, and your staff's genuineness.