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Scamp sailing lessons

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I purchased a Scamp and I would like to hire a seasoned Scamp skipper to help me get the most out her. I have no experience in dinghies or lug rigs and I want to learn how to sail my Scamp well in light and heavy air, possibly including capsize recovery if the instructor is inclined. I live in Seattle and can trailer the boat within the Puget Sound area where convenient for both of us. Please PM me if you are interested.
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Good stuff, Mike!

I've got quite a few miles under my Scamp, and still learning. Sure hope you find resources, and someone to help! Not sure what Howard Rice has planned for this season, but I really learned a lot from his "Scamp Skills Academy" a few years ago. You could email him at:<THEPOCKETYACHT@YAHOO.COM>

All the best,
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MIKE
Hi
It looks like I may be conducting a small craft skills seminar in Port Townsend this summer. This is a SCAMP specific seminar. Let me know if you might have an interest. I haven't done any advertising for it and in spite of this the course is almost full.
Let me know.
Thanks,
howard rice
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Howard you need to make it to the southeast!
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I am interested in this seminar, can you message me and let me know costs and dates? Thank you.
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Awesome news, Howard!
Sure hope the border opens soon...

Cheers,
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I'm interested also. Please send the dates and costs. Thanks.
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Hello Howard,

Not going to lie, I was hoping you would chime in. Yeah, sign me up! I'll bring the boat and beer...

Mike

Oh and I'm very sorry about the delay in responding.
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Howard,

My PMs seem to be stuck my Outbox so I don't think you got my direct reply. Perhaps I cannot send PMs until I have a certain number of posts. Anyway, as mentioned above, I'm in.

Thanks again!
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SCAMP Skills Weekend
I am looking at then last week of August. So far I have six confirmed sailors and have added Mike Green and Spike A for a total of eight.
The exact dates would be group dinner on the evening of August 26th with the Skills Weekend to begin at 8am August 27th running through 5pm August 29th
Cost per person $300
Topics to be covered:
1. Design and how the design features translate into handling.
2. Launch and retrieval.
3. Rigging appraisal and recommendations
4. Reefing under way and static (drop the rig).
5. High wind sailing techniques.
6. SCAMP sailing techniques. Sail trim, heeling, gybing, tacking etc.
7. Capsize prevention, recovery and re-entry. (Dry suit available). This is an in water exercise but not required of any participant.
8. Loading a SCAMP for camping.
9. On board tenting options.
10. Maintenance.
11. Rowing set up and techniques.
12. Open topics for discussion.
13. Phone discussion with John Welsford.
Please message me if interested in signing up.
Payment can be made through PayPal or other means.
Hope this helps.
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