Earn your American Sailing Association (ASA) Certifications for Basic Sailing (ASA 101), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104), and Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114).
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat
Learn the required skills for the safe handling of a moderate sized keelboat along the coast/shoreline. Includes 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.
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn the required skills to cruise safely in near-coastal waters. Includes cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising
Learn the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Includes provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring/ mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran
Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard 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.
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