Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) Private Instruction

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Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Private Instruction

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)

Private Instruction
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Vessel & Personal Safety Equipment
  • ASA textbook
  • ASA Logbook
  • ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity

When and Where

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

What you'll learn

  • 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

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.

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