WATCH CAPTAIN – ASA 104

watch CaptainQUALIFICATION SUMMARY:

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:

Qualified in Piloting and Navigation; qualified as Senior Crew or ASA 101 and 103.

TEXTS AND MATERIALS:

US Coast Guard, Navigation Rules: International-Inland, version M16672.2D, John Rousmaniere, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship. CHART 12270, CHART 12282, and one other chart to be assigned.

TRAINING RESOURCES

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

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:

$520 plus the cost of the required texts, charts, professional quality navigation instruments, and a hand-bearing compass; includes the cost of on-the-water training.  Additionally, $150 for ASA 104 certification.

CONTACTS:

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

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