Take your chartering to the next level! Gain experience handling larger monohull boats and sailing at night. This 3-day, 2-night course will prepare you for international charter vacations and overnights on San Francisco Bay.
On the first day of the course, students will plan their weekend ahead and shop for provisions. After some docking practice, students will set sail that afternoon for their first anchorage. On Saturday morning, the boat and its various systems are examined before setting off for a sail to the next destination, giving students a chance to practice new navigation skills. Students will prepare one dinner aboard and enjoy one dinner ashore at one of the many dockside restaurants around the bay.
The second night is spent at anchor and tests are administered aboard the boat during the morning of the final day. Students will also work on more advanced crew overboard recovery methods before sailing back to Sausalito.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive your internationally recognized ASA 104 certification. Students who are Modern Sailing club members will be eligible to charter boats in our Platinum Fleet (38' and above) and Gold Fleet (33' - 37') for overnight charters.
The prerequisites for this course are completion of ASA 101, ASA 103, and at least 6 on-the-water days. These on-the-water days can be completed in various ways, either through chartering on your own, co-skippering with another club member (up to two skippers per charter permitted), a 4-hour minimum private lesson with an instructor, or participation in a sailing skills clinic. Students with comparable experience also have the option to submit a sailing resume to waive this requirement.
There are three ways to sign up for this course - by phone (415) 331-8250, email, or by clicking the link below.