Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Coastal Cruising is an intermediate sailing course designed for those who have completed Basic Sailing, or those with equivalent experience. The goal of the Coastal Cruising course is to prepare the student to cruise safely in local and regional waters as skipper or crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat up to 30' in length in moderate wind and sea conditions. Chart reading, plotting and coastal navigation skills are taught during this course.
When and Where
Our weekend lessons meet Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm at the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. There is a leisurely break in the middle of the day for lunch.
What You'll Learn
Advanced sailing theory
Managing heel and weather helm
Sail shape and rig control
Sailing in close quarters
Heavy weather techniques
Man overboard recovery drills
Anchorages and anchoring
Course plotting and fixes
Steering by the compass
Successful Completion Prepares You To
Skipper boats under 30-feet in challenging locations such as New York Harbor, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails, qualify for our Bareboat Chartering Standard Course, ASA 104.
Course Fee Includes:
All taxes and docking fees
Shipping costs of course materials
1 year ASA membership
ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
Fee does not include:
A timeline of your course and the ASA certification process
Be sure to include a shipping address where you can receive packages.
Receive a confirmation by email
Provided you registered at least 10 days prior to the class, your course materials will be shipped to you. These include:
• Welcome Packet with instructions, directions and pre-course study suggestions
Meet your instructor at the marina on Saturday 9:00am
Break for lunch
Pack a lunch and have a picnic at Riverside Park or enjoy a full menu at The Boat Basin Cafe overlooking the marina
Finish the day at 4pm
Meet up again on Sunday morning, same time, same place
Break for lunch
At 3:00pm, take the written portion of your ASA 103 test. Assuming that you pass the test (our students have never failed!), your instructor will sign your log book verifying your scores
The course wraps at 4pm on Sunday
Within a few days, you will receive an email from us verifying that your test scores have been submitted to ASA for processin.
Receive Your Certification
Within 6 weeks, you will receive your ASA 103 certification sticker.