“Challenge yourself with overnight, offshore passages, and night time landfalls!”
This 5-day advanced sailing course provides full understanding of sail shape controls and hull design principles, entering foreign ports, weather and heavy weather techniques, while practicing the navigational skills you have learned in ASA 105. Spinnaker sailing might also be an option – depending on training vessel.
We prefer to teach this course in the Caribbean islands during the winter months, although one or two courses will be held in New England between Block Island and the downeast Maine coast over the summer.
Three students for New England based courses and up to five students for Caribbean courses due to length of trip and size of vessels being used. Each course provides at least 120 hours over a five or seven day live aboard format, aboard one of our 33-49ft cruising sailboats.
You will be responsible for purchasing your own inflatable PFD/harness, tether, and personal strobe light – amongst other safety items. A passport is most likely required for all Caribbean courses.
Courses offered in the following formats:
Each course provides 16 hours of classroom based instruction.
WEEK/WEEKEND: Wednesday – Sunday in a liveaboard situation.
New England (five day trip) = $2500 per person (minimum of three to hold class in New England)
plus an ASA text “International Marine Book of Sailing” for $39.95
Caribbean (seven day trip) = $2,999 per person (minimum of four to hold class in the Caribbean) plus an ASA text “International Marine Book of Sailing” for $39.95
Note: Sales tax on books is required, and a $15 shipping fee will be charged for all book packages.
Pricing includes ASA certification course, ASA certification, all operating costs (i.e. fuel, water, trash, up to one nights dockage, mooring fees, etc.), as well as a budget for breakfasts, lunches, approx. two dinners aboard, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages/hydration.
Students need to purchase personal safety equipment for approx. $350.00
NOTE: We run ASA 106 courses in the Virgin Islands (US, British, & Spanish) aboard our 2015 Beneteau 41 3-cabin over the winter months that include certification. For details, visit our Caribbean Vacations page. We also run ASA 106 courses out of New England when there is demand. Contact us to get onto our “interested” list.
All course dates and pricing are subject to change until you are registered. REFER to your Registration Card provided in your course information for the actual course dates that were discussed at time of your course registration, or give Brenton a call!
Our course policies and refund/date switching policies are mailed with all course books and course information – otherwise available upon request – and are subject to change until you are registered.