ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising | Modern Sailing

ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising

4 Days / 3 Nights, Thurs - Sun

Are you ready to discover ocean sailing and explore the coast? Our ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising course will give you the skills and confidence you’ll need for safe and successful coastal expeditions.

Depending on weather and sea state, this course takes you beyond the Golden Gate to Drakes Bay and the Farallon Islands, then down to Half Moon Bay and back within 4 days. Aboard Coho II, our Spencer 44 bluewater cruiser, you'll practice night sailing, chart navigation, electronic piloting, and anchoring. Learn float plan development, advanced sail trim, weather analysis, heavy weather techniques, emergency procedures, and more. Boat systems and troubleshooting are also covered, with an emphasis on the problem-solving skills that are essential to self-sufficient coastal cruising.

The Advanced Cruising & Seamanship textbook is included with your purchase of this course and will be mailed to you. If you wish to pick up your textbook in person or if you sign up less than a week from the first day of your course, please contact our office. Optionally, you may purchase the Advanced Cruising & Seamanship e-book directly from the ASA. Advance study of your textbook will enhance your success in this course. The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere is also recommended reading but is not required.

If you haven't received your ASA 105, Coastal Navigation certification yet, consider earning both ASA 105 and 106 in one week by taking our ASA 105/106 California Coastal Combination Course.

There are three ways to sign up for ASA 106 - by phone (415) 331 - 8250, email, or by clicking the link below.

Cost for Members: 
$1795
Cost for Non Members: 
$2295
Prerequisites: 
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising ASA 105, Coastal Navigation
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising with Modern Sailing School & Club on the California Coast

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Testimonials

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

    Rolf Zingg

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Sausalito Location
2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

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1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
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