Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

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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.

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Group Sailing Courses
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Vessel & Personal Safety Equipment
  • ASA 103 Textbook
  • ASA 103 Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity

When and Where

Our weekend course meets Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm & Sunday 9am to 6:30 at Pier 25 Marina in Tribeca. There is a 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
  • Maneuvering in close quarters
  • Heavy weather techniques
  • Heaving to
  • Reefing underway
  • Man overboard recovery drills
  • Anchorages and anchoring
  • Handling emergencies
  • Steering by the compass

Successful Completion Prepares You To

Skipper boats under 30-feet in challenging locations such as New York Harbor, join our Coastal Cruising Practice Sails, and qualify for Bareboat Cruising, ASA 104.

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