Griffin Sailing School location:

Rondout Yacht Basin

102 1st Street  

Connelly, NY 12417

American Sailing Association ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran Course on Leopard 47' in the Caribbean check our dates at www.catcharter.net 

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ASA Courses 

 

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing - Everyday lecture on the boat starts at 9 AM until about 11:15 AM. After a brief lunch, from about noon to 5 PM we will practice sailing on the water - be prepared to sail in the light rain. On the third day, after lunch, students will take written test and upon passing it, they will do a practical test of their choice. "Silent Instructor" will be present to make sure you are safe, and to provide corrections if any are needed. Upon completion of the course, the instructor will sign your certification in your ASA logbook. All documentation will be sent to ASA for the final approval and the ASA office will mail your sticker according to your level of achievement (please, allow time for processing).

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising - Everyday lecture on the boat starts at 9 AM until about 11:15 AM. After brief lunch, from about noon to 5 PM we will practice sailing on the water - be prepared to sail in the light rain. On the third day, after lunch students will take multiple choices test and upon passing it, they will do a practical test of their choice. "Silent Instructor" will be present to make sure you are safe, and to provide corrections if any are needed. Upon completion of the course, the instructor will sign your certification in your ASA Logbook. All documentation will be sent to ASA for the final approval and ASA office will mail you sticker according to your level of achievement (please, allow time for processing).

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising - This is 4 days/3 night's course run on a similar schedule as ASA 103, but at different marinas, anchorages or waters, all TBA at the time of booking the course. We offer it at three locations: Hudson River to NY Harbor, Long Island Sound or Boston - Massachusetts Bay. This course requires provisioning done by the crew on the day of embarking the vessel and foul weather gear. Overnite we will do anchoring and mooring. Overnight docking at the marina is optional at the discretion of the crew. The school will cover the cost of one night at the mooring.

ASA 105, Coastal Navigation - Navigation Course is a self-study course. We will provide assistance at 2 separate consultation sessions over 2 weeks. The first week we will meet Saturday 2-6PM. The second week we will meet 2 weeks later on Sunday 10AM-2PM. After the second session, students will take written test that lasts about 2 - 4 hours. Upon completion of the test, an instructor will certify student’s credentials and sign ASA logbook. Proper documentation will be sent to ASA for the final approval.

ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising - This course is a combination of coastal and inland cruising. Students will stay at sea for 6 days and 5 nights - first night maybe at the marina if weather conditions not favorable. This course requires more advanced provisioning and preparation, which will be done on day one by students and Instructor. This course may require chartering the boat and sharing the cost of it, including expenses of the charter. Program and schedules will be sent to registered students at least 2 weeks before the trip. To run the course, 4-6 students is required. 

ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran - Learn to skipper an auxiliary powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a two-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. We are offering this course on chartered vessels in NY, New England, and BVI. This course is arranged per request. 

ASA 118, Docking Endorsement - No experience require for the course. Able to safely and efficiently dock an auxiliary powered sailboat (single inboard or outboard engine). Knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, engine and steering controls, proper use of dock lines and crew communication and safety. Students will practice various options of docking and securing vessels to the dock. Learn useful knots and options to approach docking spaces, effects of current and wind conditions. This course is arranged per request. It is 4-hour course if minimum 4 students sign up for the course. Otherwise 2-3 hours mostly practice.