Tom Veltry, who took an ASA104 Intermediate Coastal
Cruising course in July 2011, sent the following comments:
It took awhile but I've finally gotten around to writing this note. This
course seemed more than I could handle at first so I procrastinated for
some time. It turned out to be a very good decision and I have
to thank you for encouraging me to do it.
Capt. Eric was all you said and more. His knowledge, patience and
calm demeanor helped me to learn all the lessons I needed to
pass easily. Capt. Eric and my fellow crewmates made it a very
pleasurable experience and gave me the confidence to get out on the
water and use the knowledge I've gained.
stayed on board the night before the course which gave us a
chance to check the boat out and get familiar with the boat systems
and for someone with limited boat experience this was a very big
With the Maryland School of Sailing you get a five day ASA 104
course which was a definite selling point with me. This gave me
plenty of time to use the things I was learning before
taking the test. I
give the school and Capt. Eric an A+ and would definitely
consider other courses with them.