To learn to sail a boat 20'-30' in length
in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in
familiar waters without supervision.
and Afloat Skills:
Students will learn the parts and functions
of a sailboat, basic knots, "rules of the road",
basic boat handling and performance under sail and
Coastal Cruising (S-103)
To learn to cruise safely in local and
regional waters as both skipper and crew of an Auxiliary
Sailing Vessel of about 20 to 35 ft. in length,
in moderate wind and sea conditions.
Ashore and Afloat Skills:
Students will learn to interpret a nautical
chart, boat handling under all points of sail, USCG
required safety gear, additional knots and much
Charter Standard (S-104)
To learn to act as Skipper of a 30-50
foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. A more
advanced cruising standard for individuals who want
to gain cruising experience. The standard includes
knowledge of boat systems and maintenance.
and Afloat Skills:
Students will act as Skipper and Crew
on a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours, including
a minimum of one-night at anchor.
Basic Coastal Cruising
Navigation Standard (S-105)
To learn to demonstrate the Navigational Theory
required to safely navigate a vessel in coastal
or inland waters. The practical application is conducted
in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
We recommend combining
this with the "Great Getaway" or trying
the "Offshore Adventure" combination course.
Coastal Cruising (S-106)
To learn to safely act as Skipper and Crew of a
vessel about 30-50 feet in length, operating day
or night in coastal or inland waters, in any weather.
& Afloat Skills:
This course builds on the skills learned
in the Bareboat Charter Standard. Students will
learn to sail under more challenging conditions.
When possible students will experience a night sail
and a night man overboard drill, and will make an
offshore passage of at least 20 miles.
Bareboat Charter and Coastal Navigation
All sail courses include accommodations
on board, fuel, instructor, course materials and ASA certification. Books are mailed in advance to