Must have achieved ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification
Learn to sail safely in local and regional waters as both captain and crew aboard an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length in moderate wind and sea conditions.
Curriculum - Theory
- Acquire a greater knowledge of the names and parts of a sailing yacht.
- Learn fundamental safety procedures for fire prevention, proper refueling and battery recharging methods, the safe use and storage of flares as well as the purpose of lifelines, safety harnesses, PFD's, etc.
- Describe roller and slab reefing, reef grommets and reef points.
- Describe how to prevent undue magnetic influences on the compass.
- Interpret marine weather forecasts and apply to sailing plans.
- Identify the main responsibilities of the captain and crew.
- Describe the correct sail combinations to carry under specific and various sea and wind conditions.
- Identify various markings on a nautical chart such as water depth, various hazards, types of bottom, beacons, lights, etc.
- Describe a safe anchorage, identify suitable ground tackle and scope for both temporary and overnight anchoring. Identify the appropriate use of lights for overnight anchoring.
- Describe emergency procedures for various marine accidents.
Curriculum - Practical
- Demonstrate safe and proper winching techniques.
- Start an auxiliary engine using commonly accepted safety practices.
- Docking and mooring a sailboat while under power.
- Anchor and weigh anchor under power.
- Reef sail and shake out a reef while under sail, maintaining a proper course.
- Heave to and get under way again.
- Sail close hauled, reaching, running, tacking, and jibing, heading up, bearing away, luffing and reducing heel in all points of sail.
- Sail a compass course 5 minutes without varying more than 10 degrees from your course.
- Secure a sailboat for an overnight stay on a mooring as well as on a dock.
- Timed knot tying.
: ASA 104 - Bareboat Chartering Certification