ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
There are 3 to 6 students per class
Age: for all adults (16-18 years with the signature of a parent or guardian)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of ASA 101: Basic Keelboat Sailing
Acquired skills: Skipper a 25′ – 31′ sailboat with auxiliary power / diesel inboard in near shore, coastal waters and good weather with moderate winds and sea conditions. Cruise safely in local and regional waters up and down the coast as both skipper and crew
Acquire CONFIDENCE through our 100% hands-on training program: You will be at the helm, and handling sails, lines, and winches, on your very first lesson.
Earn ASA Certifications: Basic Coastal Cruising ( ASA 103)
Accommodation: Maritime zone: Istria
08:30 – introduction to the program
10:15 – departure
13:00 – Lunch break (anchoring)
14:00 – navigation
17:00 – return to the marina and reorganizing ship
We teach the American Sailing Association curriculum which is the definitive standard of safety and seamanship worldwide.
Our course is designed to prepare the student to successfully challenge the certification standards for that particular skill level. Most of our students are able to pass the ASA practical skill requirements during course time. Some students, however, require an additional Review Course or two before they are ready to challenge the Practical Checkout.
Those with previous boating experience can pick up the fundamentals more quickly than those without previous experience.
This course prepares students for the
ASA Level 104 · BBC BAREBOAT CHARTERING
•Emergency Tiller Use
•Steering a Compass Course
•Crew Overboard Recovery
•Sailing in Reduced Visibility ·
•Marine Stove Use
•Anchoring and Mooring