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ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising,
Everyday lecture starts at 10 AM. After a brief lunch, we will practice sailing on the water until 6 PM. Be prepared to sail in the light rain, wear non-marking boat shoes, and have your choice of sun protection and drinking water. We strongly advise the use of sailing gloves. Students can take or not take the written test on the third day after lunch. It is a hundred-question multiple choice answers test needed for ASA 101 Certification. The instructor will assess and correct your skills as the course progresses. The instructor will sign your certification in your ASA logbook upon course completion. We will file all certifications with the ASA for final approval, and the ASA will mail your sticker according to your level of achievement (please allow time for processing). The $15.00 Test Fee and one-time $ 39.00 ASA Registration Fee - for non-ASA members only (to be paid at the end of the course) include complimentary 3-month ASA Membership.

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 in 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: The ASA 103 Coastal Cruising Made Easy Textbook (not included in the course fee) is available on the ASA website or by making arrangements with the school.



ASA 103, Coastal Cruising
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