Bareboat Chartering (104)

Bareboat Chartering (104)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat  (ASA101) and Basic Coastal Cruising Certifications (ASA103)

General Description: This is an advanced cruising standard for sailors with cruising experience. Certified students act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The course includes basic navigation, cruise planning, advanced anchoring techniques, boat systems and maintenance procedures. Most charter companies require a sailing resume from the Skipper charting the boat, and look for this certification.

Format: Taught on Lake Michigan from Waukegan or Milwaukee. It is offered in 4 formats.  Consecutive weekend, whole weekend or combined with Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA103) or Coastal Navigation (ASA105) in the popular “On Safaris” 4-day format cruising from Milwaukee or Waukegan with an overnight aboard.


Cost: $545 – includes necessary course materials and certification.
“On Safaris” – ASA103/ASA104 – $1080
“On Safaris” – ASA104/ASA105 – $985


Interested in registering or have questions?  Please check our calendar for available dates, call us at 847-917-7245 or send an e-mail to


Don’t see a class scheduled on our calendar or the class you desire is full? Please follow this link to complete a Class Request Form for the harbor of your choice along with specific class dates and number of students from your party that would like to learn. Also include whether you prefer a private (just you and/or your group) or advertised (placed on our calendar) class. We look forward to having you aboard!