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ASA 101 & 103 Combo

SUMMARY:

No of Days: 5 Days, 4 night live aboard (2 evening meals aboard, 3 meals ashore)

Price: $1,595

Qualification: ASA 101 & 103 certificate

This 5 day ASA Combo course, combines the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing & ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising courses.

You do not need any prior experience to do this course (the only prerequisite is reading course handbook from ASA store, so you get more out of your 5 day practical sailing days).

Learning to sail with ASA 101 & 103  step to becoming competent and confident on a sailing yacht. The course is designed to quickly progress novices as it is very practical and will let you experience all basic aspects of sailing.

Our professional ASA certified instructors are patient and have a lot of experience, they will teach you ‘the ropes’ in a relaxed and friendly way. From the moment you step aboard you will be encouraged to play an active part on the boat together with the other students.

COURSE DETAILS

This combo course will start from the beginning, with the first 2 days spent covering the syllabus for the ASA 101 course. Once you pass your ASA 101 exam you will continue unto the ASA 103 syllabus.

 Building on your knowledge, the ASA 103 will cover coastal navigation, weather forecasts, anchoring, knots and docking.  The aim of this course is to enable you to comfortably plan and navigate your own sailing trip and give you the confidence and knowledge to safely skipper a vessel up to 35 feet in length in moderate weather conditions.

 You will be sailing during the day around the islands located close to Tortola, and in the evening you will be able to get ashore to sample some Caribbean delights . This course starts from $1595. There are no hidden fees; It includes all your tuition, one night accommodation with breakfast aboard and lunch on both course days. (The course cost covers your ASA membership fee. You will need to order ASA 101 course book, directly from ASA).

The instructor to student ratio will not be more than 1 to 5. Our boats are 6th berth (3 doubles), if you need a private cabin, please talk to us, (there may be a 10% supplement).

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COURSE OUTLINE, WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

- Basic Sailing Terminology                  - Manoeuvre & Points of Sail     

- Navigation Rules                             - Aids to Navigation 

- Safety Gear & Procedures                   - Safety Equipment

For the full syllabus of ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing click here and the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising click here

 

Relaxing after a hard days sailing

Relaxing after a hard days sailing

WHAT TO PACK

Sailing means living in close quarters so please try to travel light. Please do not bring any hard, big suitcases with wheels that are difficult to store. A backpack or sports/duffel bag would be best. 

Some recommendations on what to bring aboard:

  • Comfortable airy clothes  (t-shirt & shorts advised. Long sleeves if you want to cover up from the sun when stood at the helm)
  • Deck or soft shoe
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen/block 
  • Mosquito spray 
  • Bathing suit 
  • Wash kit 
  • Towel
  • Travel insurance 
  • (And dollars - ATMs are not always reliable on the island)

 

CERTIFICATE LIMITATIONS  

Once you have completed this course and have achieved a good level of competence at the end of the 5 days and have passed the written exams, you will receive the ASA certificates for ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Sailing and ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising. This means you are certified for the following:

- Skipper on a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approx. 25-30 feet

- by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.


If you have any questions please complete the form below or call us on our Toll Free No: 1 (800) 390 7594

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