SAILING COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

ASA 101, 103 & 104

Anatomy of a Sailboat
Sailing Terminology
Sailing Theory
Points of Sail
Rules of the Road
Navigation Aids

  • Day Marks
  • Lights

USCG Required Safety Equipment
Recommended Safety Equipment
Boat Systems

  • Auxilliary Engine
  • Propane
  • Water
    1. Pressure
    2. Manual
    3. Fresh
    4. Salt
  • Head
  • Refrigeration
  • Batteries and Charging
  • Fuel System

Stove/BBQ
Electrical
Electronics

  • VHF Radio
  • Chart Plotters
  • Radar
  • AutoPilots

Knots
Sails

  • Mainsail
  • Jib/Genoa
  • Mizzen
  • Spinnaker/Gennaker
  • Staysail
  • Furling Systems

Sail Trim
Helmsmanship
Tacking/Jibing
Heavy Weather Tactics
Heavying-to
Reefing
Man Overboard Tactics
Anchors
Anchoring
Windlasses
Winches
Chart Navigation
Electronic Navigation
Plotting a Course
Fixes
GPS
Emergencies at Sea
Liferafts
Epirbs/Locator Beacons
Crew Health and Safety
Knots
Provisioning
Docking
Mooring
Weather
Night Sailing
Galley Operations
Dinghy/Outboard Operations
Selecting an Anchorage
Entering a New Anchorage