6 Songs, 2 Hours 36 Minutes


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4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

peterndenise ,

Great prep for ASA 101 and overall instruction

For those of you who are just getting into sailing, nothing can be more embarrassing than looking “clew”-less while on the water. Enter Franz’ sailing audio courses. He gives you what you need to know for sailing basics to be a smarter and safer sailor, and get you prepared for the ASA 101 course if you decide to take it. I ended up listening to these after I had already taken ASA 101, but still learned a great deal, plus it was a good review too. The recording quality is top notch, and Franz has an even-keeled (no pun intended) way of speaking that is easy to listen to. He speaks from lots of experience, so he includes personal anecdotes that make it more interesting to learn the important topics and rules of the road, so-to-speak.
This is well worth the investment for most of us who don’t have time to sit and read paper books, or as a supplement to reading paper books. Of course it doesn’t take the place of real on the water experience, but every bit of knowledge helps!

SteveAdamsGP ,

Informative and Entertaining

I started sailing in small boats almost 4 years ago, and I've listened to Franz's podcast, Sailing in the Mediterranean, for almost as long. He is a very entertaining speaker, and has a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject of sailing. So I was very interested when I heard that he had recorded sailing 101 and sailing 103 lessons.

At first I was planning to skip the 101 lessons and wait for 103 because I did not think that there would be much I could learn in the 101 lessons. But with the cold Michigan winter and no sailing opportunities, my patience gave out and I downloaded the first set of lessons in 101.

I am very pleased with these introductory lessons. Even in the first lesson, terminology part one, I learned several things and, as always, I enjoyed listening to Franz. I plan to spend the winter reviewing and expanding my knowledge of sailing with these lessons.

S/V FloridaSailor ,

Great for filling commute time when you are just thinking about your boat.

I grew up sailing small boats on lakes and now have a 26’ keel boat for short coastal trips with my family. This audio course has been great to fill in the gaps I have in the more complicated coastal sailing. I really like the audio format so I can listen to it in the car and get through it at a my own pace. Maybe one day I will have the time to actually take the course in a classroom to get the certificate. But, in the meantime I just really need the information to be a safer boater. I also like the practical information that is sprinkled throughout. I would recommend this to anyone who is out there boating.

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