American Sailing Association certifications are lifelong and globally recognized for those looking to steer from the helm – just in case you were looking for an adventure. ASA 101 and ASA 103 certifications are required in order to enroll. This course prepares you to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.
104 Students Receive
This course is an intensive, three day/two night excursion. Students should be prepared to be onboard for the entirety of the trip. After you sign up, we will guide you through the process from preparing for departure to stepping back off after your journey.
- ASA 104: Bareboard Cruising Made Easy textbook
- ASA Certification Sticker (on graduation)
Book Online Now
Other Classes and Courses
Come Aboard – And Stay Informed
Stay up to date on Northern Virginia Sailing School’s updates, special events and promotional sales, and sailing news by joining our mailing list!