Category Archives: Bits n’Pieces

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Bits n Pieces 05/08/2015

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Wow, It’s been along time since I’ve had a chance to do a Bits n Pieces! In fact I’m way behind on all my writing and videos. Well I’m trying to get caught up!

Training Days a success

Well, the first On the Water…With Captain Frank training days is in the books. Three sailors; Rick, Eric, and Alasdair, all participated and everyone had a great time and learned a lot. The guys had experience that ranged from 101 only, 101 and 103, and no certification with some sailing experience. Everyone worked hard and the group gelled perfectly. Day one was very light air and a challenge. The second day the wind gods cooperated and we had a fantastic sail. I’m proud to say that Harold, my resident drunk MOB buddy, survived the day!

Look for the next Sailing Training Session coming soon! You’ll find it posted here on and FB at Sailing Florida Charters or On the Water With Captain Frank. They’re fun, challenging, and educational. Plus you might just find some new sailing buddies!

New addition to the family and more PB classes.

Our new catamaran, Squisita, is a blast to sail. What a great party platform! Her layout is open and she is very easy to get around on. Perfect for your next party. Book her today!

Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy is starting to gain momentum! I’ve had several PB1101 classes recently. Most of them have been on Sandollars, our Mainship 390. I really enjoy that boat and teaching those classes. Hey sailors, give it a try, you’ll be amazed at what you learn and can take back to the sailboats.

 This week’s toast:

Here’s to the women who love us terribly,
May they soon improve.

 This week’s toast was found at Check out his music!

Bits and pieces

Lots of classes coming up! And, summer rates kick-in in just a couple of weeks! Check them out now and sign up for savings!

This week’s drink is simple and MY FAVORITE! The drink is simple but the story of how it came to be is awesome.

 This week’s drink:

The Shot

1-2 onces of what ever you like.

I like Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum

 Here’s the cool part. In the days of the wild west an ounce of liquor cost the same as a single bullet. Cowboys would come to the saloon and offer to trade a “shot” for a drink. So, the drink of whiskey came to be known as a “Shot”.

 Still no response to what a WAFI is! Come-on, think about it.

Well, it feels good to get writing again. Catch up with the Elements of Close Quarters Maneuvering and Apparent Wind, How to Figure it Out. Till next time make sure you’re On the Water…With Captain Frank

Bits n Pieces 03/20/2015

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Bits n Pieces 03/20/2015

So, what an unusual week!

Captain Norm and I had a very large 101-104 class. Eleven students! Holy CRAP! Well, it turned out to be 5 adults and 6 kids (teens). We let the group decide how it was divided up and I wound up with the 6 teens, Holy CRAP! Needless to say I was dubious; 6 days, 50 percent more students than normal, and TEENS; Holy CRAP!

Well, let me tell you, this was one exceptional group! Every one of them were attentive, fun loving, eager to learn (although none read their books (they were scolded for that)) and always ready to go. In fact, two mornings I showed up at the boat and there was not a sole to be seen. I dallied around for a while and finally called down below and they were all there waiting for me! Amazing!

We had a blast and I was sorry to see it all come to an end. My hats off to my newest grads: Damon, Dane, David, Dani, Eliot, and Elainna (Elly to me). By the way parents, we do have other letters to start names with in the alphabet. There were too many photo’s to just post so I made a slide show.

This week’s drink:

Electric Lemonade

1 1/2 oz. Vodka (citrus flavored vodka works best)

2 oz. Sweet and Sour

1/2 oz. Blue Caracoa

1 can of lemon-lime flavored soda (sprite, 7-up)

Sugar or salt rim a margarita glass, add a lemon wheel,

and pour the contents as listed above, into the glass.

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I’ve got a PB1101 coming up in Clearwater on Saturday. I love teaching this class and it will be fun on a students boat!

 This week’s toast:

Here’s to the four hinges of Friendship-
Swearing, Lying, Stealing, and Drinking.

When you swear, swear by your country;
When you lie, lie for a pretty woman;
When you steal, steal away from bad company;
And when you drink, drink with me.

 I’ve got a huge team build coming up this week. It will be two days long.

Don’t forget to check out Our new website dedicated to Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy and all things Powerboat.

Gotta go! Remember On the Water…With Captain Frank