ASA 105 & 106 Coastal Navigation & ADVANCED COASTAL CRUISING


No of Days: 6 Days, 5 night live aboard (3 meals aboard, 2 ashore)

Price: From $2,495

Exam: 2 written, 1 practical 

Qualification: ASA 105 & 106 certificate

This course is for advanced sailors who are wanting to build on their knowledge, gain more experience and miles. We will teach you to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions. Along side the practical sailing lessons you will also build your navigation knowledge, with the ASA 105 Coastal Navigation certificate too.

After completing your ASA 101, ASA 103 and ASA 104 certificates, you will know how important navigation and passage planning is.  The aim of this course is to enable you to navigate your vessel in coastal or inland waters affected by tidal currents, and give you confidence to comfortably plot courses based on this and magnetic variation and deviation. It also introduces the latest device-based navigation techniques available to you.

The ASA 105 is a theory based course, that will teach you more navigational skills. The ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising is the practical part of this course, completed in conjunction with each other.

ASA 105 & 106 Course Outline

  • Cruising Planning
         - Courses and Bearings
         - Compass Deviation

  • Navigation
          -  in depth view on magnetic corrections and course plotting
          - instruments required for prudent navigation
          - lighted navigation aids

  • Weather; Tidal and winds
          - familiarity with the almanacs / tidal and current  tables
          - winds and effects

  • Seamanship

  • Engineering

  • Boat Handling Under Sail



- You must have completed your ASA 101 Basic Keelboat, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising certificate, ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising
- You will be able to demonstrate competencies in all knowledge and skills elements of those Standards.

For full ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising syllabus, click here

 Relaxing after a hard days sailing

Relaxing after a hard days sailing


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

  • Your logbook to sign of your sailing miles

  • (And dollars - ATMs are not always reliable on the island)



 Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any 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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