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Black Rock Sailing School

ASA (106) Advanced Coastal Cruising Certification

“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 occasionally teach this course in the Caribbean islands during the winter months, although we prefer to teach one or two courses in New England around Cape Cod and the islands over the summer due to the more challenging/interesting cruising grounds.

Three students for New England based courses and up to four 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.

ASAStk300-2 Full Description of ASA 106 Course

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) = $2,599 per person (minimum of two to hold class in New England)
No books currently match this course curriculum, so no book is sold for this course.

Caribbean (seven day trip) = $3,299 per person (minimum of three to hold class in the Caribbean) plus an ASA text No books currently match this course curriculum, so no book is sold for this course.

Note (once ASA creates a proper 106 book): 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 occasionally run ASA 106 courses in the Virgin Islands (US, British, & Spanish) aboard our 2008 Beneteau 46 3-cabin over the winter months that include certification. For details, visit our Caribbean Vacations page. We prefer to run ASA 106 courses out of New England due to the more challenging/interesting cruising grounds.  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.

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