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Thank you Brad for an amazing Experience and all your knowledge in instructing us for our ASA 101 course. It was a wonderful time and your knowledge and passion of sailing is inspiring. Highly recommend!
This is not your relaxing, beer drinking course that you would think it would be. We took ASA 101 and 103 over 4 days. It required a lot of studying and sailing. We learned a lot and got pretty comfortable with the boat. Captain Brad is a standup guy who is easy to talk to. I am definitely glad that I took the course through him. I am looking forward to taking 104 with him in the future. If you want to learn to sail, this is your course. Thanks again Captain Brad!
Fantastic sailing and learning experience with Southernmost Sailing School aboard SV Obsession!
My wife and I completed ASA 101, 103, and 104 with Captain Brad. We had a great time and learned so much more than we thought we would. If you are looking for a sailing school, look no further, sign up now with Southernmost Sailing School...you won't regret it!
Captain Lockwood is a great skipper. We took ASA 101 and ASA 103 with the intention of getting some hours logged to eventually bareboat our own monohaul or sailing cat around the Caribbean.
All of the information from Captain Brad was high yield. His average score on the 100 question written test is 93% and he has instructed over 700 students!
The sailboat was in great working order and we were thrilled to have time to anchor and snorkel at a shipwreck.
An added bonus Captain Lockwood will soon be installing an electric motor and selling the 25 hp diesel engine.
Captain Lockwood is especially skilled at teaching how to plot a course with charts and compass. His old school method gives us solace when the GPS is unable to capture a signal due to clouds or malfunction.
I felt very confident navigating a full size sailboat after performing his quick stop/ man overboard drill several times. The key west harbor is busy with jet skis, multiple boats out at anchor, and day trip traffic however I was sure of my ability to navigate, tack, and jibe- the instruction area is actually a perfect harbor with crystal clear water.
I would highly recommend this instructor.
My grown daughter and I sailed with Captain Brad for 2 1/2 days celebrating our milestone birthdays. My daughter got her ASA 101 Certification and I had a great time sailing along. Brad went above and beyond and even fixed us an excellent breakfast and dinner. My daughter learned way more than a typical 101 class. We had a great time. Brad is friendly, knowledgable, professional and lots of fun!
Thanks to Capt Brad for a great time and learning experience during our ASA104 course. He was extremely informative and patient as we learned the ropes of the coursework and skills. We had a great trip on the Catalina 30 and a wonderful dinner of fish, red beans and rice. What a memorable and educational trip. Thanks for all of your help Capt Brad in getting us one step closer to our dreams!
We had an outstanding experience taking the ASA 103 Class with Captain Brad. You will not find a more knowledge, experienced, or safe instructor. We are looking forward to taking the ASA 104 with him.
My husband and I signed up for Captain Brad's ASA course after starting to crew on a racing team in Cleveland Ohio. Wow, what a terrific experience. We were out on the water practicing skills everyday and studying at night. From the reservations to the final goodbye I could not have asked for a better week. Since we are so new to sailing I don't think we'll be Captaining vessel soon but our new knowledge of sailing has given us a taste of the lifestyle and craft. Captain Mike was our instructor. He was terrific, informative, fun and didn't let us land lubbers get away easy!! So thankful for the experience.
My wife and I just completed our ASA 101 with Captain Brad and we couldn't be happier . He was very patient and explained everything we needed to know. We are definitely considering coming back when we are ready to continue our ASA training
Brad let us use the knowledge we brought to his course and built on our experience to help us build confidence in our next adventure, chartering a boat on our own!
Thanks again for the lovely meal and great conversations.
Simeon and Sara
Planned a Key West vacation and wanted to learn the basics of sailing. Capt. Brad suggested the ASA 101 two day course and it was exactly what I needed. He sent a book in advance to review the instructional material along with a rope to practice knots. Upon arrival in Key West we spent two days on the boat learning the skills and practicing. Its not work at all but an enjoyable experience being on a great boat with a great instructor enjoying the sun, ocean and a strong breeze! A terrific experience learning the basics and fully covering all the information in the 101 class. Capt. Brad is an excellent instructor and sailor. I cant imagine any better experience or location to learn how to sail!
Just had the opportunity to spend 3 days with Captain Mike and get certified 101 and 103. Fantastic experience - Mike is super friendly and relaxed, and at the same time very professional and diligent in the learning program. He was able to accommodate some agenda constraints on my side, and made my life very easy with his flexibility. We used different boats for 101 and 103, which was very nice as well. Key West is awesome of course. I will for sure come back for 104!
In March my wife Stephanie and I took our 103 and 104 with Captain Brad who was the most patient teacher ever. We recently bareboat chatered out of Mystic, Connecticut. We used our new skills crossing over to Block Island and then back to Stonington and Fishers Island. What an adventure! We have to thank Capt Brad for this,he prepaired us well,We used every single thing he taught us and with his encouragement to get out there . We did! And had the time of our lives,thanks again Capt Brad! You Rock!
Had an amazing time in ASA101 & 103 class with Southern Moat Sailing. I did a private class which they catered to my specific needs and spent extra time where I needed it the most. They were flexible with scheduling as a storm delayed class by a couple days. They made sure I had everything completed before I left the keys. I left class a much more confident sailor.
I knew almost nothing about sailing, except that I loved the concept that one can partner with the wind to travel across an expanse of water. On a whim, I thought I'd try some lessons while in Key West, just to get my feet wet to see if I liked it.
My expectations were minimal. Just a little taste of what sailing was like was all that I thought I would experience in a 2 day course. My expectations were greatly exceeded! Captain Brad jumped right in with clear course work, and hands-on, instruction. His patience and enthusiasm made it all the more enjoyable. By the end of the second day, I felt totally confident in my ability to not only be a deck hand or helmsman, but also, to lead the process (on a micro-level) myself.:)The sense of empowerment and wonder in learning all the new terminology and concepts of sailing, while being able to master them in practice was nothing short of exhilarating! A whole new world has opened! I highly recommend Captain Brad at Southernmost Sailing School!