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Bareboat Charter Certification (ASA 104)


  • Basic Sailing (ASA 101)

  • Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

This is an advanced course for individuals with the prerequisite ASA certifications and cruising experience who are seeking the qualifications to be certified for bareboat chartering. It is a 3 day class comprised of 2-day live aboard cruise for learning and demonstrating your skills and self-sufficiency in all aspects of operating and maintaining the yacht and all its systems in all conditions.

The course is taught over three days while living aboard, practicing boat handling and sailing skills, proving your self-sufficiency and coping with Murphy's Law.

You will be coached and challenged in situations that every cruising sailor ultimately faces:

  • Troubleshooting common problems

  • Docking off the wind or down current

  • Safety at sea

  • Weather watching

  • Navigation in limited visibility

  • Kedging off

  • Planning landfall in adverse conditions

  • Sail selection, handling and trim

In addition, you will become comfortable using shipboard electronics and navigation instruments. You should finish the course feeling confident that you can skipper a yacht of comparable size and handle those unforeseen circumstances.

Tuition is $875 per student which includes classes, on water instructions, and ASA Certification.

Course Schedule: Tuesday/Wed/Thursday or Friday/Sat/Sunday every week.

Call for availability.

Sailing course manuals are sent upon your $250 deposit. Balance due 30 days prior.

To request more information about the ASA:
Shaw's Cove
New London, CT 06320
mail: PO Box 998,Westbrook, CT 06498
American Sailing Academy Tel: 860-333-8751