- Basic Sailing (ASA 101)
- Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
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 textbook Bareboat Cruising Made Easy directly from ASA or digital download from iTunes in advance of your selected course dates.
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.
To view the complete course description of ASA 104 : ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising