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ASA Certified Courses

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Customized Classes at your pace. 

Welcome to a unique kind of sailing school. We are boutique operation. We have two crew on one boat to help you. CaptainG and First mate Taylor. Classes are customized for the students on board. We take your personal goals as our purpose. You can complete as much or little instruction as you like. You can take all the classes or just some. We want your experience to be exceptional and fun. 

We know sailing, but better yet, we have over a decade experience teaching in the Caribbean. Our promise, is for you to become a better sailor.

Trip Options

We chose to partner with American Sailing Association.
The best affiliation for cruising.

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Option 1:

ASA 103/104/114

Get Experience during the  ASA Certified Bareboat Cruising Catamaran Course for 6 days.

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Option 2:

ASA 106/114/118

Level up with an Advanced Certified Bareboat Cruising Catamaran Course with Docking for 6 days

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Option 3:

Private ASA Course

Private Customized course on your Boat, or Bareboat for 6 days. available ASA 103,104,  106, 114, 118.

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat

Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

Knowledge

  • Keelboat Sailboat Terminology

  • Safety equipment and Procedures

  • Weather

  • Sail Planning

  • Seamanship

  • Emergencies

Skills

  • Tacking

  • Jibing

  • Figure eight/COB

  • Mooring/Anchoring

  • Return to dock/slip

  • 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 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 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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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 118, Docking Endorsement

Description: Able to safely and efficiently dock an auxiliary powered (single inboard or outboard engine) sailboat. Knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, engine and steering controls, proper use of dock lines, crew communication and safety.

Knowledge

  • Forces that act on a boat 

  • Forces the helmsman can control

  • Engine and rudder control

  • Mooring lines in a slip and alongside a dock.

  • Spring lines

  • Safety considerations 

  • Crewmember duties.

Skills

  • Assessment of boat condition

  • Dock and fairway configuration

  • Routes of exit and entry

  • Water depths

  • Wind and current direction and strength

  • Potential hazards

  • Docking/undocking plan

  • Crewmember assignments and instruction

  • Emergency abort options and procedures

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Why ASA, American Sailing Association?

  • ASA has certified more than 476,000 sailing students.

  • Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world use the ASA system.

  • ASA membership represents about 85% of the viable, commercial sailing schools in the U.S.

  • ASA is the standard for sailing education in the US and increasingly elsewhere in the world.

  • ASA certification is recognized by major charter boat companies as well as other ASA facilities around the world.

  • ASA has had a functioning, nationwide keelboat program since 1983.

  • ASA is the only certifying organization which has adopted an instructor code of ethics.

Below are links to order on ASA site

 
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