Take an ASA 117 course! This basic celestial navigation class teaches the theory and practice behind determining latitude and longitude at sea. During this course you will learn to use the sextant to find your position offshore using a noon site.
ASA 106: Advanced Coastal Cruising
- Student Price per person
- Two Students Price Includes 2 People
Enroll for an ASA 106 course in Rhode Island and let’s sail to Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding islands for 5 days!
Comfortable sailing around the bay doing dead reckoning and ready for the next step? Ready to be challenged with strong currents, fog, and tricky anchorages? Let’s sail to Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding islands for 5 days and be mesmerized with the incredibly strong currents of Wood’s Hole, experience the serenity of sailing at night, and enjoy some fabulous seafood. The schedule is loosely structured as wind and tides dictate the actual daily destination…just like cruising!
This is a serious coastal cruising course living on a larger boat, where we go out to the Martha’s Vineyard area and back to Narragansett Bay. We will be stopping at various anchorages along the way, applying the advanced navigation techniques learned in ASA 105, and do an overnight sail with watch-keeping during the night. We will discuss advanced sail trim, weather, boat systems.
Unique Experiences With ASA 106
Half the folks that take this course are not interested in the certification… They just want to go sailing with a captain and visit a number of wonderful anchorages at a reasonable price! Folks often take this course more than once as everyone is different. As with any coastal cruising trip, we plan our next day’s journey factoring in the forecast wind and weather… No two trips are the same!
About the Course
- Students will register for a five day trip
- Boat expenses are included. Food is extra (about $100)
- Adding ASA 105 is optional at just $395 per person
- The book is an additional $30 + $8 shipping