ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising,
Everyday lecture starts 10 AM sharp until about 12:15 PM. After a brief lunch, from about 1:15 PM to 6 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 filed with ASA for the final approval and ASA office will mail you sticker according to your level of achievement (please, allow time for processing).

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

    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.


    ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing and the ability to demonstrate competencies in all knowledge and skills elements of that Standard.

    RECOMMENDATIONS:   A minimum of 24 on-water sailing hours before undertaking ASA 103

    STUDY MATERIALS:   Coastal Cruising Made Easy Textbook


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Rondout Yacht Basin

102 1st Street  

Connelly, NY 12417

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