This 5 day course, designed for the graduate
of the Basic keelboat & Coastal cruising Skipper program
and marked Coastal Navigation program or people of
equivalent experience, will expand your experience
by navigating some of the stronger current passes.
This course touches lightly on the basics as a review
and continues on to more advanced levels of anchoring,
sail trim, use of a cruising chute, heavy weather tactics,
cruise planning, navigation and night passages. This
level is commonly a prerequisite to bareboat chartering.
Pre-requisites - Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA103) certifications. plus Coastal Navigation Standards; First Aid with CPR Certificate and a VHF radio certificates.
Description - Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat (or catamaran, if course is conducted on such) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course is conducted as a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.