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Good Jibes #130: Ryan Foland on Teaching Tempest Sailing

This week’s host, Ryan Foland, takes us behind the scenes as he gets his ASA 101 certification on a Tempest at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC). Ryan is an ABYC member and junior staff commodore of the Blue Water Cruising Club (BWCC), and is getting his credentials to teach sailing, one of his longtime goals.

Hear the story of teaching on a Tempest. Wait. What’s a Tempest? Tune in to learn more.
© 2024 Ryan Foland

Hear what’s unique about a Tempest, how to stay patient on (and off) the water, about problem-solving at sea, how to handle low winds and high winds, and about an impromptu Tempest race. This episode covers everything from sailing on a Tempest to a tasty lunch.

Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How long is a Tempest?
  • What is Telemetry Sailing ?
  • How much does a Tempest weigh?
  • What’s the history of the Tempest?
  • How windy did it get?
  • What did Dustin learn today?
  • How do you sail a Tempest?
  • What was the best part of the day?

Learn more about Ryan at and learn more about ABYC’s adult sailing program at

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