10 Day Advanced

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)

(8:30am Saturday through 1pm Monday)


The goal of this course is to achieve ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising competence by skippering at night as well as during the day, in all weather conditions suitable for sailing. This offshore preparatory class is intense, challenging, and rewarding! Topics covered on this cruise include: standing night watch, use of radar and chart plotters, weather analysis, handling emergency situations, night navigation and piloting, spinnaker rigging and use, advanced anchoring techniques, performance tuning, reefing and heavy-weather sailing.

Coastal Navigation certification also covers detailed aids to navigation, fog procedures, and calculating current, leeway, set and drift. Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) is offered as a book study course, to be fully prepared for prior to arrival, and is a required prerequisite in order to achieve Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106). The ASA 105 exam will be taken on Saturday and put into practice throughout the weeklong course.

Board your boat in Bellingham for this 10 day round-trip class and explore beyond the San Juan Islands while taking advantage of the many more advanced cruising experiences found in the waters of the "greater" Pacific Northwest, with a likelihood of offshore sailing on the west coast of Vancouver Island toward Tofino before returning to Bellingham. Your course cruise plan will be determined by weather and to maximize learning opportunities. This course is offered in the spring, March through June.

Includes ASA certifications
$1995 Includes food for course, fuel and moorage (budget for one meal ashore).
Prerequisites:ASA 104 (Bareboat Cruising/Charter Certification) or equivalent experience, plus additional cruising experience.
2018 Course Dates:
April 11 – 20
April 21 – 30
May 2 – 11
May 12 – 21

Please email us at school@sanjuansailing.com or call us at 360-671-8339 for more date options
Textbooks:ASA 105: Coastal Navigation by Mike Pyzel
ASA 106: The International Marine Book of Sailing, by Robby Robinson OR Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or iBooks, or check out from your local library.

Please contact San Juan Sailing School at school@sanjuansailing.com or 360-671-8339 to register for your course and to confirm course date availability. 10-Day Advanced courses require a minimum of three students, maximum four students for confirmation. This is a non-smoking course.

If you would like to pre-board on Friday, there is an additional $40 fee. Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance so we have the boat ready for you!

Go to the following links for more information:

Caribbean Learn-n-Cruise: Catamaran or Monohull Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast Spring Guided Flotilla: 21-day Desolation Sound & Princess Louisa Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver, San Juans & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
February 2018 May 2 - 11, 2018 May 12 - June 1, 2018 June 23 - 29, 2018 June 30 - July 6, 2018 Aug 25 - Sept 7, 2018 Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2018
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