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Sailing School

Basic Coastal Cruising (BCC - ASA 103)

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Schedule & Crew

This is a three-day, 9am to 5pm course, with three students and one instructor aboard.


The purpose of this course is to learn the fundamentals of coastal cruising on a sailing yacht during daylight hours. Subjects include Rules of the Road, required equipment, engines and troubleshooting, weather observations, heavy weather, basic navigation, intensive boat docking practice and instruction, and much more.

Students successfully completing this course can receive ASA 103 certification and will have the skills necessary to independently skipper one of our Bronze and Silver Fleet boats.

Review the complete ASA course description with a knowledge and skills list.

What Boats are Used

In this class, you will sail Bronze and Silver Fleet boats.

When You Complete this Course

After successfully completing and passing the Basic Coastal Cruising course, you can reserve the boats used during the class for sailing in your designated area. You may also schedule checkouts for the other boats in this fleet.

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