This course helps prepare you with first-hand, boat-oriented, experiences useful for chartering a large, 30-45’, mono-hull sailing vessel. The goal is for you to be able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. The course discusses knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation. The course is taught on board and you will rotate between the duties and responsibilities of skipper, lookout, navigator, and crew.
TEXTS AND MATERIALS:
ANSA presents two offerings at four days each with the ASA exam at the end of the last day of the class. This is a live-aboard experience with optional overnights planned at the dock. Two sessions are available:
Session 1: Live-aboard May 19-20 and June 9-10
Session 2: Live-aboard July 7-8 and July 21-22
The boat serves as the training platform; there are no separate classroom lectures. To make this possible, you are expected to coordinate provisioning with your fellow students, study independently, read the textbooks, practice knots, etc. ahead of time and between the class weekends. We will provide instructions and contacts ahead of time.
$600 which includes required ASA textbook, ASA certification, ANSA membership (single) and on the water training. If you are already an ANSA member, then subtract $65 from the cost. Optional Nighttime sails required to receive USNSA Watch Captain Certification will be scheduled later in the season and are NOT included in this fee.
Complete the online form to register for either session:
Each course will be taught with a minimum of two students and a maximum of five students. Your registration will be confirmed once payment is received.
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or mail a check to: ANSA, 6807 Crofton Colony Ct, Crofton, MD 21114-3276
Email the Rear Commodore for Training (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the principal instructor Jim Openshaw (call 410-531-2107).
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