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Sailing School

Cruising Catamaran (CATC - ASA 114)

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Bareboat Chartering (ASA-104) or Equivalent Experience.

Schedule & Crew

This is a one evening (6pm to 9pm) and one day (9am to 5pm) course, with four students and one instructor aboard.


During this course, you will learn to maneuver a large cruising catamaran under both sail and power. Docking, anchoring, man over-board, systems, everything you need to know to charter a cruising catamaran on your next vacation.

What Boats are Used

Students will learn on the Leopard 39 BALAJAN.
BALAJAN is the only catamaran available for classes in the San Francisco Bay which belongs to the same family of catamarans chartered around the world by the leading chartering company. Students will have the opportunity to practice their sailing skills before booking their own charters in the Caribbean, Europe or other magical places around the world.  BALAJAN is designed for the comfort of her passengers. Her large cockpit with a table and a hard top bimini offers enough space for at least 6 guests. She is fully equipped with radar, AIS, galley, stove, fridge and freezer, 3 cabins and 2 electric heads.

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