Bits n Pieces 03/20/2015

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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.

This week’s drink found at

http://veronicafarkas.hubpages.com/hub/Summer-drinks-for-adults

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 Crusingfla.com. Our new website dedicated to Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy and all things Powerboat.

Gotta go! Remember On the Water…With Captain Frank

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Bits n Pieces 03/20/2015”

  1. Hi Cap’n Frank! Thanks for taking on our crop of teens last week. Since they got home they haven’t stopped talking about you (“Wake up and smell the coffee!” and “You’ve got miles to go on that main sail!”) and their week of sailing. What an incredible experience for them all!

    Thanks!

    JP & Lisa Paek (Elianna & Eliot’s dad and mom)

    1. Hey there folks, I was certainly dubious at first, but your group of young people were truly extraordinary! I’d do it again in a heart beat! Fair winds, Captain Frank

  2. Hi Captain Frank!

    Just wanted to say thank you for an incredible week! I feel like I have learned so much from your class, and sailing with you was a privilege. The only problem is: now I’m stuck in North Texas and all I can think about is the sea and SAILBOATS!! Thanks for helping me “wake up and smell the coffee” in the wonderful world of sailing!

    Elly, from the Unusual Week

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