ASA 104 – WATCH CAPTAIN

watch captain asa 104As watch captain, you’re trained to supervise a watch section sailing an offshore-capable, inboard auxiliary powered sailing vessel with a qualified skipper, e.g., D-Cruising Skipper (D-CS), aboard during continuous passages across unfamiliar waters, day, night, and in reduced visibility in protected to moderate wind and sea conditions.

PREREQUISITES:

ASA 101 and 103

TEXTS AND MATERIALS:

ASA Bareboat Cruising Made Easy (included)

Optional:

 

STANDARDS SUMMARY:

PERFORMANCE ITEMS INCLUDE:

leadership, rules of the road, look out, handling the helm, navigation, sail trim, marlinspike seamanship, boat control, docking, heavy-weather sailing; overboard recovery, safety and emergency procedures, anchoring, mooring, and rafting.

SCHEDULE:

A schedule of class dates is available on the ANSA calendar.

COST:

$600 which includes required ASA textbook, ASA certification, classroom, on the water trainingand ANSA membership (single).  Optional Nighttime sails required to receive USNS Watch Captain Certification is NOT included.

CONTACTS:

Email the Rear Commodore for Training (training@ansa.org) or call the principal instructor Jim Openshaw (410-531-2107).

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