I’m new to the forum and am interested in attending one of the academies. I’m 36 married and already have a degree from another proffesion. GLMA seems like a friendly place for the non traditional student. Some of what turns me off from the other academies is the regiment. The idea of being yelled at or having to jump off a path as some twenty year old walks by doesn’t appeal to me at this stage of my life. However, I want to do Blue Water sailing more so than Great Lakes sailing. I also want to be very competitive for employment and it seems as though GLMA is viewed as (less) of an Academy than some of the others. Any GLMA folks want to chime in.