Go Sail Virgin Islands

Captain Genevieve Evans

info@gosailvi.com

+1 4062072408

Red hook Plaza Suite 201

St Thomas, USVI 00802

ASA Certified Courses

"I hear I forget, 

I see I remember,

I do I understand."

~ Confucius -500 BCE

Auditory

"Let's talk it over"

We provide in depth instructions about each topic and you can ask questions. 

Visual 

"Show me"

We use pictures, diagrams, demonstrations to help you learn

Kinesthetic

"Let me try that"

This is experiential learning. Practical hands-on experiences

Participation

"Your Expectation"

Our goal is to provide skills, knowledge, enjoyment and certifications.

ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran 

Description: Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day live aboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

Knowledge

  • Catamaran Terminology

  • Catamaran Features and Performance

  • Catamaran Systems

  • Heavy weather Operation and Emergency response

Skills

  • Predeparture

  • Under power

  • Under sail

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ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Description: Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

Knowledge

  • Cruise Planning

  • Systems

  • Emergencies

  • Seamanship

  • Navigation and Weather

Skills

  • Under power

  • Under sail

  • Navigation and Weather

  • Knots

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ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Description: Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship

Knowledge

  • Cruising Sailboat Terminology

  • Safety equipment and Procedures

  • Navigation and Weather

  • Sail Planning

  • Seamanship

  • Emergencies

Skills

  • Preliminaries

  • Navigation

  • Under power

  • Under sail

  • Return to dock/slip

  • Knots

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ASA 105, Coastal Navigation

Description: Able to apply the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal CruisingASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail. NOTE: Course takes 40 hours home study.

Knowledge

  • US Coast Guard Navigation publications

  • Instruments Required

  • Tide and current tables

  • Aids to Navigation

Skills

  • Convert courses and bearings between true, magnetic and compass

  • Determine course to steer

  • Plot a dead reconkoning

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ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising

Description: Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.

Knowledge

  • Describe true and apparent wind

  • Describe center of effort

  • Describe sail shapes

  • Heavy weather operation and emergency response

Skills

  • Engineering

  • Vessel maintenance

  • Boat handing under sail at night

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