ASA 207, Celestial Navigation Instructor Qualification Clinic | Modern Sailing

ASA 207, Celestial Navigation Instructor Qualification Clinic

Are you ready to become an ASA 107, Celestial Navigation Instructor?

1. Are you a current ASA member, or willing to reactivate your membership?
2. Do you hold the ASA 205 & 206 Instructor Certificates, or will you enroll in ASA 206 and 207 simultaneously?

If you are able to respond "yes" both questions above, you're ready to become an ASA 107, Celestial Navigation Instructor!

Clinic Application

Apply for the ASA 207 IQC by sending us your completed ASA-107B Instructor Application and Sailing Resume forms. (If you are applying to enroll in ASA 206 and 207 IQCs simultaneously, you only need to submit one copy of each form.) Email your completed forms to Questions about the clinic or application process? Email us or call (415) 331-8250.

Clinic Information

The ASA 207 IQC is the sixth instructor-level clinic in the keelboat training system and certifies an individual for teaching the ASA 107, Celestial Navigation course at an ASA affiliate school.  ASA Instructor Certification Standards parallel those required for students, but at a much higher level with emphasis on teaching. Certification requires the Instructor Candidate to pass written and oral examinations and to pass a practical plotting evaluation by a certified ASA Instructor Evaluator. There are three areas of competence that must be demonstrated by the IC to achieve the ASA 207 Instructor certification

  1. a working knowledge of the Nautical Almanac, HO 229 and HO 249 sight reduction tables, the Star Finder (2102-D), ability to plot estimated positions and celestial fixes on standard plotting sheets;
  2. a practical ability to identify stars, use the sextant, and obtain a celestial fix for a current date (in real time);
  3. an understanding of the celestial navigation that leaves the Instructor Evaluator with little doubt that the Instructor Candidate can effectively teach the subject matter.

When the Candidate successfully demonstrates these abilities, the Instructor Evaluator signs the Candidate's log book and the ASA issues the certification stickers by mail.

Clinic Price: $495

2020 ASA IQC Schedule

NOTE: Even though you can earn your ASA Instructor Certificate without holding a US Merchant Marine Credential (captain's license), you will not be eligible to work as an instructor on US federal waters without credentials/licensure.

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  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • 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.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

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