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Black Rock Sailing School

ASA (105) Coastal Navigation Certification

“Where the Figawe?”

This is one of our advanced sailing courses!  The owner of Black Rock Sailing School learned these skills as a student at Maine Maritime Academy, and these skills has saved him countless times! After completing our intensive 3-day classroom-based course, you will earn ASA (105) Coastal Navigation Certification.  This course will provide you with the advanced skills needed to plot courses and identify your location along coastal waters anywhere in the world.

Boston Harbor ferries and world class racers have recently run aground due to their dependence on – or misuse of – electronic navigation systems.  Learn how to navigate WHEN these systems fail you, and cross check the accuracy of such systems while underway!

Topics cover charts, tides, government publications used in navigation, trip planning, course plotting, various methods of obtaining position fixes, set & drift, avoiding hazards, and so much more.  Stay safe while at sea!

ASAStk300-2 Full Description of ASA 105 Course

Courses offered in the following formats:
Each course provides 21 hours of classroom based instruction plus a three hour exam session.

Saturday & Sunday from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
One week home study
Day three on a Saturday from 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Two exam options:  3pm – 6pm on day three OR the Sunday morning after day three from 10am – 1pm.

This is a classroom based course, therefore we can have up to six students per course. 

$599 per person (minimum of four to hold class)
Book/DVD/training chart pacakage = $89.99
Navigation tool package (includes parallel rules, dividers, pencil, eraser, etc..) = $35.00 (if you do not have your own)

Note: Sales tax on books is required, and a $15 shipping fee will be charged for all book packages.


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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