If you plan to skipper a medium to large sailing yacht, Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) will enable you to do so. In this course you will learn to confidently sail a sailing yacht near shore while also mastering techniques that will enable you to handle the boat under power in close quarters and in higher wind conditions.
This course is two full days (12 to 16 hours) on the water.
This course consists of both advanced sailing theory and practical on-the-water training. Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) builds on the Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) foundation by providing even more hands-on experience.
Basic Keel Boat (ASA 101)
- Up to 16 hours of on-the-water practical instruction.
- Hoisting, dousing, furling & unfurling sails.
- Running & standing rigging
- Proper winch technique.
- Fresh water & fuel systems.
- Instruments, including chart plotters and autopilots.
- Location and use of safety equipment.
- USCG regulations and safety equipment check-out.
- Engine, head, electrical panel, and galley equipment.
- Pre and post sail checklist and condition at departure.
- Interpreting local and regional weather forecasts.
- Developing sailing Float Plans with local knowledge.
- Maneuvering under power.
- Anchoring, mooring and docking demonstrations and practice.
- Pointing out and correctly identifying navigation marks and aids to navigation.
- Steering a course.
- Rules of the road.
- Heavy weather sailing preparation & sail trim.
- Person overboard recovery, and emergency procedures.
- Classes are offered weekends and weekdays.
- Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) is taught on New Dawn, a 33' Hunter 336.
- Class size is limited to five students.
- Call for tuition, availability, and family discounts.
- 50% deposit at enrollment.
- Full payment due 30 days before scheduled class.
- This course can be held on your own boat. Call for details