ASA 103 + 104

Combined Bareboat Skipper Training:
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) And Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)

Learn to sail and become certified for bareboat chartering and big boat sailing.

This course combines the Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), and Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104) levels of the ASA curriculum.

Prerequisites

Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101), current ASA membership, ASA logbook

Class Size

All of our classes are private, so only you and your friends or family will be on board your chartered sailboat during your instruction by our certified ASA/USCG Captain Certified Instructors.

Classes require a minimum of two and maximum of four students in order to be conducted. Interested students need to form their own groups in advance.

Dates

The Lake Champlain Sailing School offers course instruction from mid-May to mid-SeptemberWe offer flexible scheduling according to your group's preferred dates.

Textbooks

Please purchase the class textbooks directly from ASA or digital download from iTunes in advance of your selected course dates:

Curriculum

ASA 103
Curriculum includes how to handle a vessel under power and sail in moderate wind and sea conditions.

  • Students will be introduced to the location, operation and daily maintenance of the yacht's systems: Fresh Water, Fuel, Gray Water, Waste, Electrical and Propane/CNG. The diesel engine/drive system will be also be covered in class.
  • Students will use local charts and learn to plot your course and use tide and current tables and be introduced to Electronic NAV utilizing hand held and fixed GPS units.

Click to view the complete course description of ASA 103

ASA 104
The curriculum for ASA 104 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.

Students will learn how to work as skipper and as crew while maneuvering the yacht under power and sail, including close quarter situations such as mooring, anchoring and docking. Throughout, you will be drilled on safety, navigation, weather, terminology and deck skills.

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.

Click to view the complete course description for ASA 104

  

 

Learning the roles and responsibilities

Each student is constantly involved, alternating between skipper and crew, in learning the roles and responsibilities of each and how they must work together.

Sailing lessons depart from the Plattsburgh City Marina and return to the Plattsburgh City Marina or another destination (additional mooring or dockage fees may apply) on Lake Champlain at the end of each instructional day via supervision of your on board instructor.

Once safely docked or at mooring, your instructor will leave you to enjoy your evening on board your charter boat with your friends or family. This is a great way for you to experience living on board in a private, secure setting.

Overnight anchorage options can also be recommended by your instructor based on your desired itinerary, experience, and wind conditions.

In order to achieve ASA certification, students will be required to demonstrate sailing ability and pass a written examination.

 

Course fee includes

  • 6 days of instruction by our certified ASA/USCG Captain/Instructors
  • 5 overnight stays (without instructor) on the Navtours bareboat charter sailboat and dates you select, which best matches the vessel size you desire for your on water instructional experience.
  • All of our classes are private, so only you and your friends or family will be on board your chartered sailboat during your instructional time.
  • ASA 103, ASA 104 Exam and Certification
  • International Certificate of Proficiency 
 
 
  

2017 Individual Course Fee

COST PER PERSON

Class Size of 2: $2179

Class Size of 3: $1899

Class Size of 4: $1759

* Additional price quotes available from Navtours, if you prefer to use a large/newer monohull or catamaran for your course instruction.

** All amounts listed in U.S. dollars and includes NYS sales tax and applicable charter fees.

 

AVAILABLE BOATS

Navtours Charter Boat Length Year 
 XO 28 1999 
Sea Dancer  31  2003
Le Petit Prince 37  1997
Seawolf's 39  2009 
 

COURSE ITINERARY

  • Day 1 (ASA 103)
    15:00 - 19:00: Classroom Instruction and on board boat orientation.

  • Night 1
    Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat. Boat stays at slip or on a mooring at marina.

  • Day 2 (ASA 103)
    09:00 - 17:00: On water/On board Instruction

  • Night 2
    Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat.

  • Day 3 (ASA 103)
    09:00 - 17:00: 
    On water/On board Instruction/Demonstration of Sailing Abilities/Written Examination.
  • Night 3: Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat.
  • Day 4 (ASA 104)
    09:00 - 17:00: On water/On board Instruction/Demonstration of Sailing Abilities
  • Night 4: Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat.
  • Day 5 (ASA 104)
    09:00 - 17:00: On water/On board Instruction
  • Night 5: Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat.
  • Day 6 (ASA 104)
    09:00 - 15:00: On water/On board Instruction/Demonstration of Sailing Abilities/Written Examination/Disembarkation