This course helps prepare you with first-hand, on board experiences useful for chartering a large, 30-45’, monohull sailing vessel. The schedule will be three consecutive days with 2 nights, one at anchor and one at a destination port, weather and circumstances permitting.
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, and weather interpretation. The course is taught on board and you will rotate between the duties and responsibilities of skipper, lookout, navigator, and crew.
Students will coordinate to provision for the sail.
TEXTS AND MATERIALS:
The boat serves as the training platform; there are no separate classroom lectures. To make this possible you are expected to read the textbook, study independently, practice knots, etc. prior to the class. Students will share in the provisioning for the 3-day course and in meal preparation. We will provide instructions and contacts for coordinating ahead of time.
The course fees will be dependent on what boat is used (club, members, chartered, or students boat), whether it is a private sail, and the final course scheduled dates.
Guests are also invited to take the course or just enjoy the sailing adventure.
Fee includes required ASA exam and ASA certification.
The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association is a 501 (c) 7 non-profit organization in Maryland and a Chapter of the United States Naval Sailing Assoc
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