Welcome to Episode 99 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP)! This Episode is our chat with Pittsburgh, Pa area sailor and fan of the show, Tom Raidna. He sails a Precision 18 on Lake Arthur, north of the city, and last summer, after sailing for almost 25 years, decided to take some ASA classes.
We talk about how he decided to finally make the jump into the ASA world (American Sailing Association), what he expected to learn, what he actually learned, and whether or not it was worth the time and money. He guides us through his experience learning about the classes, where they are held, where he decided to take them and why, what kind of boats they used, and his plans to possibly take more classes next summer. If you have direct questions for Tom, email me email@example.com, and I will forward you along to Tom directly.
I met up with Tom in person at the Annapolis Sailboat Show back in October, it was great meeting up with him. He also got his Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast Tee Shirt, which is extra special! Thanks for being a fan Tom! BTW, Simon Rumley, Director of Crowhurst did not direct Man on Wire, it was the other guy! Sorry!
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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, available via The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.
Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones
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