If you plan to skipper a medium to large sailing yacht, this class 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 includes theory plus instructor on-the-water training. This class builds on the Basic Keelboat class with even more hands-on
Basic Keel Boat (ASA 101)
- Up to 16 hours of on-the-water practical instruction.
- Hoisting, dousing, furling & unfurling furling sails.
- Running & standing rigging
- Proper winch technique.
- Fresh water & fuel systems.
- Iinstruments, including chart plotters and autopilots.
- Location and use of safety equipment.
- 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.
- Steering, pointing out and correctly identifying navigation marks.
- Rules of the road.
- Heavy weather sailing preparation, sail trim, man overboard recovery, and emergency procedures.
- USCG regulations and safety equipment check-out,
- Tuition: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all courses are now private.
- Call for special discounted pricing.
- 50% deposit due at enrollment. The balance is due 30 days prior to your scheduled course date.
- Class size is limited to four students.
- Call for special pricing to hold this class on your boat.