Become a cruising skipper – get 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.
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.
A set of navigation instruments and a hand-bearing compass.
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.
A schedule base on demand.
$800 which includes required text, classroom, on the water training and ASA certifications.
Email the Rear Commodore for Training (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the principal instructor Jim Openshaw (410-531-2107).
See all of our ASA courses here.