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 svredherring.com or our twitter twitter.com/SV_RedHerring where we post sailing videos like this one https://twitter.com/SV_RedHerring/status/1004442748794101760
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.
When you sail, you become very aware of the sunrises and sunsets and on the water, they are spectacular. A collection from around Punta Mita, Mexico. pic.twitter.com/4wAYRUBK7C
— S/V Red Herring (@SV_RedHerring) July 5, 2018
Three sheets to the wind on a close reach in the south of the Sea of Cortez. pic.twitter.com/fhW3xaah8O
— S/V Red Herring (@SV_RedHerring) June 6, 2018
— S/V Red Herring (@SV_RedHerring) May 18, 2018
Everyone loves dolphins. A crew of Pacific White Sided Dolphins decided to surf the bow of the S/V Red Herring about 50 miles west of Cape Mendocina. https://t.co/6vWpBbAvva pic.twitter.com/wOtFTpUJgq
— S/V Red Herring (@SV_RedHerring) May 8, 2018
— S/V Red Herring (@SV_RedHerring) April 29, 2018
The crew of the S/V Red Herring executed an large food provisioning run at the Port Townsend Food Coop (@ptfoodcoop) and Safeway (@safeway). The goal is to have at least 3 months worth of food for the push into Mexican waters. pic.twitter.com/v1RUn79VWB
— S/V Red Herring (@SV_RedHerring) April 8, 2018