Students turned Cruisers

West Michigan’s Jeanneau Dealer
Jeanneau 410 Under Sail
United States Sailboat Show 2018

These stores (in this case ’emails’) never get old:

Hello Great Lakes Sailing,

In the summer of 2015, my husband, sister, and I took your ASA courses 101, 103, and 104. Captain Dirk was our instructor. We had a great time in the courses and learned alot.

In November of 2017, my husband and I bought a 40′ sailboat and moved aboard full time. We slowly built up our sailing chops in Puget Sound. We circumnavigated Vancouver Island this winter and in the spring we cruised down the west coast of the US.  We are now living on the boat in Mexico and enjoying tropical sailing.

I am writing to let you know that your former students are our sailing. We couldn’t have gotten started without the practical lessons Dirk gave us. We keep our ASA coursebooks on board and have referred to them when we are underway.

If you are interested in our boat or our trip so far, you can check out our website at or our twitter where we post sailing videos like this one

Thanks Great Lakes Sailing and Captain Dirk,

Jen and Marko

Yes, we are now following along and living vicariously through Jen & Marko.  As of this posting they have visited 30 marinas, 21 anchorages and traveled 3663.25 nautical miles.

S/V Red Herring

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