ASA 104 Bareboat Coastal Cruising

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.

PREREQUISITES:

  • ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
  • ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Ability to demonstrate competencies in all knowledge and skills elements of the above two ASA standards.
  • ASA recommends a minimum of 80 sailing hours before undertaking ASA 104

TEXTS AND MATERIALS:

  • ASA Bareboat Cruising Made Easy - Required text, student purchase individually in advance or ANSA provides a loaner book
  • Chart 12270 - one chart will be available to the class, however students may purchase their own as well. 
  • Have or borrow adequate navigation instruments
  • Have or borrow a hand-bearing compass

PREPARATION:

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.

COURSE FEE:

Salon Berth - $795

Private Cabin - $1,195 (with guest +$200)
Guest may also take the course or just enjoy the sail.

Fee includes required ASA exam and ASA certification.

(A minimum of 3 students are required to conduct this class)


    • Friday, June 10, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, June 12, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Annapolis area, marina TBD
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    Bareboat Coastal Cruising

    ASA 104 is provided over 3 days and 2 overnights on a 40' to 45' monohull with private cabins as well as salon settee berths.

    Private Cabin: $1,195 (+$200 for cabinmate)

    Salon Settee Berth: $795

    Please refer to the full class description here to view prerequisites and requirements.

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Annapolis area, marina TBD
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    Bareboat Coastal Cruising

    ASA 104 is provided over 3 days and 2 overnights on a 40' to 45' monohull with private cabins as well as salon settee berths.

    Private Cabin: $1,195 (+$200 for cabinmate)

    Salon Settee Berth: $795

    Please refer to the full class description here to view prerequisites and requirements.

    • Friday, June 17, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, June 19, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Annapolis area, marina TBD
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    Bareboat Coastal Cruising

    ASA 104 is provided over 3 days and 2 overnights on a 40' to 45' monohull with private cabins as well as salon settee berths.

    Private Cabin: $1,195 (+$200 for cabinmate)

    Salon Settee Berth: $795

    Please refer to the full class description here to view prerequisites and requirements.

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Friday, July 22, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 1
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    Catamaran Cruising

    This combined ASA 104 and ASA 114 class is provided over 4 days and 3 overnights on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    This class covers Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising.

    Prerequisites are ASA 101, 103, and 40 hours of sailing.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $1,990

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $2,390

    Please refer to the full ASA 104 and ASA 114  class descriptions to view prerequisites and requirements.

    • Saturday, September 03, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
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    Bareboat and Catamaran Cruising

    This is a special ASA 104 and ASA 114 combined class provided over 4 days with 3 overnights on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $1,990

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $2,390

    Please refer to the full class description for both 104 and 114 to view prerequisites and requirements for both classes.

    You must be an experienced sailor on monohull boats with wheel helms in the range of 30 to 40' length to take this combined 104/114 class.

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