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.

12 hours broken up into 3 four-hour lessons scheduled at your convenience. Our sailing lessons depart from Pier 25 Marina in Tribeca.

Advanced sailing theory
Managing heel and weather helm
Sail shape and rig control
Sailing in close quarters
Heavy weather techniques
Heaving to
Reefing underway
Man overboard recovery drills
Anchorages and anchoring
Handling emergencies
Course plotting and fixes
Steering by the compass

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.

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Group Sailing Courses
$ 2,990
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Equipment
  • ASA textbook
  • ASA Logbook
  • Shipping costs of course materials
  • ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity