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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


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




Bits n Pieces 03/13/2015

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Bits n Pieces 03/13/2015

What is on this mast? 20150303_163317

Gorgeous Privilege 73
Gorgeous Privilege 73

Take the quiz, answer the question: what’s unusual about the top of this mast and why? Post your answers in the comment section.

Awesome ASA class this past week!

I had a GREAT 101-103 class this week. Joe and Karen worked with me all the way through and are our newest 101 and 103 grads. Joe had a huge passion to learn and it was apparent he did! Karen did an awesome job on all counts but especially when using hand signals to maneuver to a mooring ball. Her signals were crisp and perfect! Dave, a new small boat owner completed 101 and will go into his new adventure well prepared. And John, leaving for Germany for 5 years, came in ready and left well prepared. I wish all my students were as well prepared as these folks!

WTH is a WAFI?!?

Who knows what a WAFI is? Let me know this week in the comments. I’ll reveal it later!

 This Week’s Drink:


 50ml.              Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold

40ml.              Pineapple Juice

20ml.              Sugar Syrup

20ml.              Lemon Juice

5 piece(s)       Raspberries

5 leaves          Mint

 This week drink found at https://uk.thebar.com/recipe/the-satisfaction

Another 101-104 class & YouTube commercials

This week Captain Norm and I are teaming up with a huge group, 11 family members in all, for a 101-104. It will be a challenge for all with a group that big! Hope they read their books!

Look for our new You Tube commercials coming very soon. You can see them on Sailing Florida’s YouTube channel and at On the Water With Captain Frank’s YouTube channel. I think I look especially dapper, move over Tom Cruise!

 This Week’s Toast:

 One drink is good

Two at the most
Three under the table
Four under the host!

 Found at http://www.scalawag.com/toasts/toasts.html