I recently took ASA 101,103,104 through Blue Water Sailing School www.bwss.com. I found the program very informative and had a great time as well.
I took and then taught both the RYA and ASA courses. People get so worked up about which one is best. They are both good abd the two of them are market leaders. They pretty much cover the same ground with slightly different emphasis in places.
If you are in the US then take the ASA. If you're in Europe then the RYA.
The courses can only teach you so much. You need to get out and do it and develop your seamanship.
Finally, a word of warning. Everyone you meet will want to tell you how to do stuff. At least with a qualified instructor you have some grounds to believe what they are saying
Standing up to Stitches at a low level is sheer folly, as courageous as trying to stop a runaway train with your bare hands. Other mundane dangers off the wow gold road that you might run into include the savage Worgen, these are werewolf-like creatures that are dangerous and often hunt in packs.The Night Watch patrols the world of warcraft gold roads of Duskwood and keeps the aggressive creatures off the road as much as possible. Try to start a fight with a charge. If you can't because it will aggro too many other enemies then use a thrown weapon to try to pull one cheap wow gold or a few of them instead of the whole group. Why a thrown weapon you ask? Because a bow or gun wow gold requires you to give up a bag for an ammo pouch or quiver where as thrown weapons don't. Even though a gun, bow, or crossbow does more damage than thrown weapons it really does not offset the loss of a bag, more so when soloing.
you may wish to look at the courses offered by the Seven Seas University http://sevenseasu.com.
If you are not already a member, you may wish to join the Seven Seas Cruising Association SSCA.org, where you can find loads of good and sound advice.
Maggie I can heartily recommend the courses instructed by US Power squadron members. You might not know that now we follow each course with an on the water component for minimal cost for example the Memphis squadron is teaching the seamanship course in September 2012 cost for the course is $45 and the on the water part is $25. this course is a once a week 2 hours for 8 weeks and the on the water portion is on your vessel so you will have a better comprehension of putting class work into action. You can visit the USPS web site at www.USPS.org and look for at classes. Maggie we also teach courses at higher levels which should allow you to zip through the 6 pack Coast Guard test. Submitted by P/C Reese Austin Squadron Education Officer Memphis sail & Power Squadron. email@example.com