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ASA114 - CATAMARAN CRUISING

928.501.SAIL (7245)

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PRICE: Call Sailboat Shop for more info

DURATION: 1 day

LOCATION: California coastal waters

AGES: Recommended 18+

PREREQUISITE: ASA101, ASA103, ASA104

 

Expand upon your ASA104 Bareboat Charter skills and sail on a 30-45' Catamaran. Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length, during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. 

 

Topics include: catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

Price includes written test and ASA Certification fees.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR LESSON:

  1. Purchase your Official ASA course BOOK ONLINE (Cruising Catamarans 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. Instructor will contact you with where/when to meet prior to the lesson. Please be on time.

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

  3. Throughout the day, you will be tested on the sailing portion, and then take the written exam.

UPON COMPLETION OF COURSE:

  1. If you pass the course, the instructor will contact ASA with verification. ASA will send you the official 114 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.

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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