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Black Rock Sailing School

ASA 104 Standards

THIS IS A FOUR DAY/THREE NIGHT LIVEABOARD COURSE

THEORY:

– Advanced Chart Orientation/Basic Nav. Plotting & Rate, Distance, Time Calculations/Use of Nav. Tools

– Voyage Planning/Provisioning

– Chartering Tips and Strategy

– Fueling & Fuel Considerations/Calculations

– Entering/Exiting Foreign Countries & Flag Etiquette

– Intermediate/Advanced Anchoring Techniques

– General Emergencies

– More Weather Topics

– Seasickness Prevention/Awareness

– General Docking Theory & Techniques Review

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

– VHF Radio Use

– Thorough Introduction To All Boat Systems (Engine, Electrical, Refrigeration, Head, etc)

– 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

– Approaching & Departing a Mooring AND Dock Under Engine

– Approaching/Entering Numerous New Harbors

– 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 Overnight

– Visual And Plotted Navigation Using Chart, Ships Compass, and Hand Bearing Compass

– Understanding ALL Aids To Navigation

– Use of Dinghy, Outboard, and “Commando Landings”/Towing Dinghy Techniques

– AND MUCH MORE!

KNOTS:

– Figure 8

– Double Overhand Stopper

– Clove Hitch

– Round Turn & Two Half Hitches

– Bowline

– Cleat Hitch

– Square Knot

– Sheet Bend

– ROLLING HITCH

– TRUCKER’S HITCH

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