Take this course and Advance your coastal navigation skills! This is a two-day class done in a classroom. You will learn the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. This course don’t have prerequisites!
ASA 104: Bareboat Cruising
- 1 Student Tue - Thurs • Price per person
- 1 Student Fri - Sun • Price per person
- 2 Students Tue - Thurs • Price Includes 2 People
- 2 Students Fri - Sun • Price Includes 2 People
Take an ASA 104 course in Rhode Island and get your bareboat certification!
This is a three day liveaboard course where we circumnavigate Narragansett Bay entering multiple harbors with lots of anchoring practice and close quarter maneuvering under power. Our focus, is on navigating and managing the boat systems over several days. At the end of this course a student will have the skills to take a 35 to 40 foot boat out for multiple days and will have Bareboat certification recognized by most charter companies worldwide.
How The Class Is Taught
On the first day we would cover boat systems, docking, and meal planning. We would also go over the planned trip and navigation. In the afternoon we would practice docking and picking up the mooring; and anchoring if time permits. That evening the students would shop for food and stock the boat, then do the chart work for the trip.
The second day we would review boat systems and check the chart work. Then we leave on our trip of about six hours navigating as we go.
Upon arrival at our destination we would review anchoring procedures, and then relax for a bit until dinner. Dinner would be on the boat at anchor. After dinner we would cover basic chart-plotter use and do the navigation planning for the trip back.
The third day after breakfast we would review and practice anchoring, navigate back to our harbor using the chart-plotter, and practice picking up a mooring. The exam comes after we get the boat squared away.
About the Course
- ASA 101 & ASA 103 are prerequisites
- Students will register for three days
- This course is a 3-days living aboard with a trip
- All boat expenses are included. Food is extra.
- The book is an additional $30 + $8 shipping