ASA Curriculum –

2: Advanced Cruising Standard

Bareboat Chartering (#104):

An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew on a sailing vessel, sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of onboard systems including minor engine troubleshooting, fuel, cooling and electrical systems, the head, and safe use of the galley. Practice piloting, navigation, anchoring, docking, cruise planning, VHF radio use and other skills required for coastal cruising or island hopping. Provisions are not included. Two days spent aboard with an overnight at anchor Prerequisites: ASA #101 & #103 | Tuition: $625 Overnight Accommodations: $150

Six Day Basic-to-Bareboat (#101, #103, #104):

This course allows candidates to earn three certifications in six days. First and Second day are spent reviewing the basics. Third day is devoted to handling a vessel with wheel steering and inboard engine. Practice steering, turning, backing, docking and anchoring. Work on buoyage and chart reading while cruising Tampa Bay. On the fourth day, practice sailing, reefing, heaving to, and other big-boat skills on the Gulf of Mexico.The fifth morning, we’re off for a long day of sharpening new skills with a night spent at anchor. Sailing back to the docks, with final sailing exercises and testing on the sixth day. Six Day Course Prerequisites: NONE | Tuition: $1,495 Overnight Accommodations: $345

Advanced Cruising Standard (#114): Cruising Catamaran Sailing

This course is specifically intended for sailors with Bareboat Charter (104) certification and cruising experience who want to learn to sail and experience a cruising catamaran. The course covers terminology, construction and skills unique to multi-hulls, preventing capsizing, effects of windage, crew overboard, handling under sail, docking, anchoring, and understanding twin screws. Provisions are not included. Two Day Course: Two days spent aboard with an overnight at anchor Prerequisites: ASA #104 | Tuition: $1,250 Overnight Accommodations: $150

Bareboat Chartering (#104)/Advanced Cruising Catamaran Sailing (#114) Combo Class:

An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience desiring catamaran experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew on a sailing vessel, sailing by day in coastal waters with an overnight sailing and anchoring. The Standard includes knowledge of onboard systems including minor engine troubleshooting, fuel, cooling and electrical systems, the head, and safe use of the galley. Practice piloting, navigation, cruise planning, VHF radio use and other skills required for coastal cruising or island hopping. The course covers terminology, construction and skills unique to multi-hulls, preventing capsizing, effects of windage, crew overboard, handling under sail, docking, anchoring, and understanding twin screws. Provisions are not included. Three Day Course: Three days spent aboard with an overnight sailing and anchored Prerequisites: ASA #103 | Tuition: $1,695 Overnight Accommodations: $150

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