Challenge Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) and Complete Skipper Training: Bareboat Cruising (ASA 103)
Challenge Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) And Complete Skipper Training: Bareboat Cruising (ASA 103)
COMBINED CERTIFICATION CHALLENGE(S) AND COURSES
For sailors with some or extensive experience (you will take a written exam and demonstrate your sailing skills in order to successfully receive credit for your challenge attempt). We administer challenge(s) when combined with the actual completion of one or more additional instructional course(s).
ASA 101 Challenge
If you have a good amount of prior experience, have checked out the link ASA 101 Standards to see the theory and practical skills needed to pass ASA 101, and feel you can EASILY pass the course, then challenging out of the class is the way to go.
You will take the 100 question multiple choice exam, demonstrate tying about seven knots, and then go out sailing for a few hours to prove all of the practical skills. If you pass, we simply sign off on ASA 101.
If you are NOT 100% confident that you will pass ASA 101 Challenge on the first try, then we highly recommend you take the actual ASA 101 course to build a solid foundation and fill in any knowledge/practical gaps that may exist.
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.
The Lake Champlain Sailing School offers course instruction from mid-May to mid-September. We offer flexible scheduling according to your group's preferred dates.
Please purchase the class textbooks directly from ASA or digital download from iTunes in advance of your selected course dates:
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