CURRICULUM & ITINERARY


ALL COURSES

Day 0:  Arrival and Hotel Check-in – Afternoon.


ASA 101 & 103 COURSE

Day 1:  On the Water Session 1 – 8am to 4pm.

  • Safety Briefing
  • USCG Required Safety Gear
  • Recommended Additional Safety Gear
  • Parts of the Boat
  • Standing Rigging
  • Running Rigging
  • Sails – Names and Parts
  • Boat Orientation
  • Pre-departure inspection
  • Casting Off Theory
  • Casting Off Pactical
  • Harbor Orientation (Finding the dock on return)
  • Sail Theory
  • Points of Sail
  • True and Apparent Wind
  • Helm Commands
  • Tacking Practice
  • Jibing Practice
  • Knots
  • Rules of the Road
  • Close Quarters Manuevers and Rules
  • Returning to Dock
  • Securing the Boat and Cleanup

Day 2:  On the Water Session 2 – 8am to 4pm.

  • Pre-departure Inspection
  • Casting Off Practical
  • Terminology Review
  • Rigging the Boat
  • DeRigging the Boat
  • Single Handed Sailing
  • Sail a Figure 8
  • Man Overboard Drill
  • Heave-to
  • Reefing/Reducing Sail
  • Intro to Weather and Heavy Weather Tactics
  • Docking Practical
  • Aids to Navigation
  • ASA 101 Skills Exam (On the Water)
  • ASA 101 Written Exam

Day 3:  On the Water Session 3 – 8am to 4pm.

  • Casting Off Practical
  • Steering by Compass
  • Steering by Line of Sight
  • Steering by the Wind
  • Tell-Tales
  • Sail Trim Basics
  • Introduction to Anchoring
  • Introduction to Mooring
  • Introduction to Auxiliary Power
  • Docking Practical

Day 4:  On the Water Session 4 – 8am to 4pm.

  • ASA 103 Written Exam
  • ASA 103 Skills Exam (On the Water)
  • Safety Equipment Review
  • Introduction to the Boat Galley
  • Introduction to the Boat Head
  • Introduction to Thru-Hulls
  • Introduction to RollerFurlers
  • Introduction to Boat Stoves and Propane

ASA 104 COURSE (STAND ALONE or ADD-ON to the ASA 101 & 103 COURSE)

Day 1 or 5:  Start of Liveaboard Voyage – 5pm to midnight.

  • Discuss Provisioning for a charter
  • Provisioning
  • Storage of Provisions
  • Planning Voyage and Issuing a Sail Plan
  • Sail to Destination
  • Anchor
  • Prepare Dinner and Cleanup

Day 2 or 6:  Continue Liveaboard Voyage – 12:01am to midnight.

  • Marine Diesel Review
  • Cruising Sailboat Systems
  • Sailing Practical
  • Advanced Sail Trim
  • Emergency Response
  • Weather Prediction and Preparedness
  • Anchoring Practical
  • Mooring Practical
  • Stopping the Boat at a designated point
  • Meal Preparation and Cleanup
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Introduction to Electronic Charting
  • Introduction to Radar
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Chart Navigation

Day 3 or 7:  Continue Liveaboard Voyage – 12:01am to 3pm.

  • ASA 104 Written Exam
  • ASA 104 Practical Exam
  • Anchoring Drills
  • Sailing Practice
  • Man overboard Drills
  • Docking

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