The following ASA Certification courses are currently being offered
through Blue Water Sailing as part of a one week charter:
Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
General Description: This initial Certification will teach you sailing fundamentals. The course goals
are for you to be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea
conditions in familiar waters without supervision.
No auxiliary power (i.e. motor) or navigation skills are required for this course.
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (101)
General Description: As a follow up course to the ASA 101 Certification, you will learn to cruise
safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary
powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.
During this course some basics of navigation are presented
Bareboat Chartering (#104) -
(Intermediate Coastal Cruising)
Basic Keelboat Sailing (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103)
General Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience.
The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters.
This Certification includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.
Cruising Catamaran (#114)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101), Basic Coastal Cruising (103) and Bareboat Chartering (104).
PLEASE NOTE - ALL MATERIAL IN BOTH STANDARDS (104 & 114) MUST BE TAUGHT AND TESTED BEFORE 114 CAN BE AWARDED.
General Description: This is an advanced cruising certification for individuals with cruising experience.
The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30 - 50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters.
The certification includes those skills unique to a 30 - 50 foot multihull.