5 – 7 Day Class
(ASA 101, 103, 104, & 105 required)
The student will learn to operate a sailing vessel 30-50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any weather condition. You will learn to establish crew rotation for long passages, advanced sail shape and trim. This course includes more knowledge of weather, seamanship, engineering, safety, and solutions for emergency repairs. Foremost, you learn to sail a vessel safely by day and night. Plan to assist with cooking and cleaning. You may be hot berthing.
Our tentative one-week cruise plan for ASA 106 – Advanced Coast Cruising is to sail up and down the Chesapeake Bay, where we can actually learn nighttime navigation and identify other watercraft and lighted buoys and landmarks. Various stops may include some of the following locations: Solomons Island, Great Wicomico, Indian Creek, Hampton, Crisfield and Tanigier Sound, Choptank River, Oxford, St. Michaels, Wye River. We will be entering and departing some anchorages during nighttime hours as well as making some overnight stops at various marinas along the way. This is a great course for students to become familiar with our super cruising area on the Chesapeake Bay. ASA 106 standards do not require any offshore sailing.