ASA 106 – CRUISING SKIPPER

cert buttonQUALIFICATION SUMMARY:

Trained to prepare and command an offshore-capable, inboard auxiliary-powered sailing vessel during continuous passages across unfamiliar waters, day, night, and in reduced visibility in protected to moderate wind and sea conditions.

PREREQUISITES:

Qualified in Piloting and Navigation, qualified as Watch Captain.

TEXTS AND MATERIALS:

John Rousmaniere, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship; Charles Husick, Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition; US Coast Guard, Navigation Rules: International-Inland, version M16672.2D; CHART 12270, CHART 12282, and two other charts to be assigned.

TRAINING RESOURCES.

A set of navigation instruments and a hand-bearing compass.

STANDARDS SUMMARY:

PERFORMANCE ITEMS INCLUDE:

Command responsibilities include preparing, commanding, leading the boat and crew, setting the example, and demonstrating safety and readiness; Supervisory responsibilities include determining crew fitness, maintaining boat cleanliness, supervising boat routines, and maintaining proper communications; Technical responsibilities include navigation, piloting, plotting, rules of the road, rigging, sails, deck gear, marlinspike seamanship, electrical, mechanical, engineering, medical, damage control, logistics, and environment.

SCHEDULE:

A schedule of class dates will be made available and posted on the ANSA calendar before the end of First Quarter 2016.

COST:

$800 which includes required text, classroom, on the water training and ASA certifications and ANSA membership.

CONTACTS:

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

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