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ASA104 - Bareboat Cruising

Call 928.501.SAIL (7245) to Schedule

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PRICE: Call Sailboat Shop for more info

DURATION: 2-5 days

LOCATION: California coastal waters

AGES: Recommended 18+

PREREQUISITE: ASA101, ASA103

 

This on-the-water course covers the basic sailing skills for bareboat chartering sailboats in the 30' to 45' range on multi-day cruises on inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions. 

 

Topics include: provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

Price includes written test and ASA Certification fees.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR LESSON:

  1. Purchase your Official ASA course BOOK ONLINE (Bareboat Cruising Made Easy) and study prior to arriving. Bring book, notebook and pencil.

  2. Instructor will provide you with start time and more details on the overnight accommodations.

  3. Bring water (please no metal/glass), sunblock, a hat, and light jacket per weather.

  4. Shoes: non-marking outsoles, such as sneakers. 

  5. Bring sailing or other durable gloves for handling lines.

THE DAY OF YOUR LESSON:

  1. Please be on time.

  2. It will start with classroom training, then move into hands-on boat training.

UPON COMPLETION OF COURSE:

  1. If you pass the course, the instructor will contact ASA with verification. ASA will send you the official 104 certification sticker.

  2. If you do not pass, you will have up to one year from date of course completion to retake test, free of charge.

Gratuity is always appreciated, but not required.

All sales are final. Lessons may be rescheduled up to 48 hours prior to appointment.

If weather conditions are unsafe, Sailboat Shop will contact you to reschedule free of charge.

There is no designated age minimum, but we recommend ages 16 and up, due to the physical requirements.

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