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Black Rock Sailing School

ASA 103 Standards

THEORY:

ASA 103 Online Registration

To register online for our Boston location, select the button or call 617-639-3061

ASA 103 Sailing Course Boston

For Rhode Island Registrations, please call 401-773-9990

– More Advanced Nomenclature & 101 Review

– Sail Nomenclature Review

– Advanced Chart Orientation/Nomenclature

– Advanced Reefing/Balance Discussion

– Grounding

– Fueling

– In Depth Weather

– Anchoring Basics

– General Emergencies

– General Docking Theory & Techniques

– Crew Overboard Recovery (Figure 8 Recovery, Intro To Quick Stop, Intro to Broad Reach/Close Reach, Why/when To Use Engine)

– VHF Radio Use

– Two Types Of Diver Down Flags

– Understanding Hypothermia & Cold Water Immersion

– Rules Of The Road

– Required Safety Equipment

– Recommended Safety Equipment

– Sound Signals

– Running Lights

– Aids To Navigation

– Float Plans

– AND MUCH MORE!

ON WATER SAILING SKILLS:

– Crew Safety Briefing

– Thorough Boat Orientation

– How To Wear/Use a PFD

– Rigging/De-Rigging Procedures

– Basic Inboard Engine Use

– Departing a Mooring and/or Dock Under Engine

– Steering, Tacking, Gybing (Using Wheel Steering)

– Proper Sail Trim On All Points Of Sail

– Upwind Sailing Techniques And Downwind Sailing Techniques

– Heaving Too vs. Irons vs. Safety Position

– Crew Overboard Recovery (Figure 8 Recovery, Intro To Quick Stop, Intro to Broad Reach/Close Reach, Why/when To Use Engine)

– Sailing By The Lee vs. Running

– Reefing/Basic Sail Power Control

– Rules Of The Road/Collision Avoidance

– Anchoring

– More Docking

– Visual Navigation In Relation To Chart

– Understanding ALL Aids To Navigation

– AND MUCH MORE!

KNOTS:

– Figure 8

– Double Overhand Stopper

– Clove Hitch

– Round Turn & Two Half Hitches

– Bowline

– Cleat Hitch

– Square Knot

– Sheet Bend

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