This course equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills to safely operate as the skipper and crew of a sailing vessel ranging from 30 to 50 feet in length. It encompasses both day and nighttime sessions conducted in coastal and inland waters, regardless of weather conditions. Building upon the foundations laid in prior ASA courses, students embark on an extended coastal sail, including overnight passages, where they will learn new concepts and apply advanced sailing techniques and skills.
The course spans four days and imparts the requisite expertise for coastal navigation. It instills the confidence to plan, chart, and execute extended coastal cruises under varying conditions on sailboats of up to 50 feet in length.
Sailing Vessel – 2014 Jeanneau 409 Sun Odyssey
This is an attractive 40 foot sailing yacht, is designed with 3 cabins and 2 heads. This is a top of the line cruising model with all of the comforts and features to make learning fun and safe. Features include: Roller furling sails, dodger and bimini, anchor windlass, autopilot, GPS, and color chartplotter.
Our journey begins in Sturgeon Bay, WI, and takes us to Frankfort, Michigan, often crossing the lake before returning to our home base in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Your planning and navigational abilities will complete the adventure!
This is a comprehensive cruising standard for sailors with cruising experience. Certified students act as skipper or crew of a 28 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The course includes basic navigation, cruise planning, advanced anchoring techniques, boat systems and maintenance procedures. International sailing considerations along with learning how to respond to “what ifs” that might occur when you are off-shore and the “first responder”. Most charter companies require a sailing resume from the Skipper and look for this internationally accepted certification when chartering a boat.
Format: Taught from Harbor Club Marina, located in Sturgeon Bay, WI. This course is offered as a 3 day overnight week day course departing on Monday, July 15th and returning on July 17th.