Have you completed ASA 101, Sportboat Basic Keelboat Sailing? Now that you have a solid understanding of sailing fundamentals under your life vest, you're ready to refine and expand your skills in ASA 103, Sportboat Basic Coastal Cruising. This Berkeley-based course will prepare you to skipper daytime sailing expeditions in San Francisco Bay. The course curriculum includes:
- Docking and maneuvering under power
- Crew overboard recovery
- Heaving to techniques
- Reefing underway and hove-to
- Correcting for weather helm
- Tide and current analysis
- Introduction to chart navigation
- Safety and seamanship
This four-day course consists of classroom lectures, and hands-on training under the guidance of a US Coast Guard licensed and America Sailing Association certified instructor. Each course has a maximum of 3 students.
The Coastal Cruising Made Easy 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 Coastal Cruising Made Easy e-book directly from the ASA. Advance study of your textbook will enhance your success in this course.
Upon successful completion of ASA 103, Modern Sailing club members are Sportboat Fleet Rated to charter our J/24s and J/80s in Berkeley.
There are three ways to register for this course - by phone (510) 831-1800, email, or by clicking the link below.