Ever wonder what it's like to sail 100 miles offshore on the Pacific Ocean down the California Coast? You can take a peek into the offshore sailing world and its sunrises, sunsets, and scenery with these photos and video clips from our October 2023 ASA 108 course.
Coho II and crew's pre-dawn departure on Sunday, October 15 was the momentous start of the first ASA 108 passage we've made in ten years. Soon after our June announcement of this offering, both the southward and northward sessions rapidly sold out and even built up long waitlists! We're looking forward to running this course again for our eager students in 2024.
Our ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking course traverses open ocean waters between Sausalito and Marina Del Rey and includes a rest and recreation stopover at Catalina Island.
Our big thanks to ASA 108 student Martin W. for capturing and sharing the amazing images we used to create this short video!
Student Elizabeth H. celebrated her birthday on the southward journey - and we all received a gift from her with this beautiful Instagram reel she created!
Elizabeth has posted a boatload of spectacular sailing content on her Instagram - be sure to check it out!
Captain Kira Maixner served as Captain Robert Bivin's first mate on this adventure and she also shared her personal thoughts and insights about the experience on Instagram.
Are you dreaming of taking your sailing experience to a whole new level, far beyond the sight of land and over the breathtaking open sea? Do your biggest sailing ambitions include nonstop multi-day passages, crossing an ocean, or sailing around the world? If so, ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking, the pinnacle of the ASA certification series, will help prepare you to meet the challenge.
Do you have questions about the ASA certification journey or ASA 108? Please contact us. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and help you make your offshore sailing dreams come true.