Bareboat Chartering and Cruising Catamaran (ASA 104/114)
Prerequisites: ASA 101 & 103, NJ Safe Boating Certificate (click for details)
This unique combination course on the 30′ Gemini catamaran is your next step towards that dream cruise in the Caribbean aboard a bareboat catamaran. This live aboard two and one half day course is intended for people with quite a bit of sailing experience and with ASA 101 & 103 courses under their belts. You will learn from ASA award winning instructors at the American Sailing Association’s Outstanding School of the Year. This course combines the ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering Standard (click here for details http://www.asa.com/asa_standards/standard_bareboat_chartering.html) and the ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran Standard (click here for details http://www.asa.com/asa_standards/standard_cruising_catamaran.html). The course covers all aspects of sailing a larger cruising catamaran in the 30 to 50 foot range, including boat handling under power and sail in coastal waters by day. Emphasis is placed on the
differences from monohull sailing and includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures. You will be sent a welcome letter and 2 text books, with a detailed explanation of how to prepare for the course. Class typically starts Friday afternoon and ends Sunday afternoon with arrival and departure times between 4-6pm based on participating student’s schedules. You will spend the first afternoon practicing docking and mooring techniques and some classroom work throughout the evening typically at our marina. You will get under way the next morning around 9am to begin your voyage to a marina in Forked River for an overnight stay in a visitor slip. Typically dinner is shared ashore (at the student’s expense) while test preparation for the written exams continues throughout the evening. Another option is to anchor overnight at a destination down bay such as Tices Shoals. The float plan will be discussed as a group based on weather and other considerations. The written exams for ASA certifications are typically given during the course before your final sail back to our marina. On-the-water training then continues throughout the afternoon. As part of the course, you will assist in menu planning and provisioning the boat for the trip. Provisioning and docking fees are not included and will be shared by students through coordination of your instructor (@ $45/student).
Course price includes 2.5 days Live-Aboard Cruise, ASA Cruising Fundamentals and Multihull Fundamentals textbooks and the ASA Bareboat Chartering and Cruising Catamaran Certifications and 2 Exams:
- $800 per student (single occupancy) for a Group Course (3 students maximum)
- $1200 for 2 students (double occupancy) for a Group Course (4 students maximum)
We highly recommend this additional option that will enhance your experience:
6 Hour Practice Sail includes a 6 hour boat rental on the 30’ Gemini catamaran
that must be purchased & used during the season of your course (One-time offer). Take advantage of this discounted pricing to get you back out after your course to practice your new skills and to prove your accomplishments. Obtaining sailing education is an important step toward a lifetime of sailing enjoyment, yet education is just part of the process. We highly recommend that each course be augmented with a minimum of 24 to 40 hours of practice.
- $235 plus tax
Your experience with us will be the best value your money can buy!
Where you sail does make a difference. Our new facilities, superior instruction, sailing location, and equipment are unrivalled by any other school in NJ/NY/PA. We highly encourage you to visit us and other schools in person. Our dedication to your success does not end with your class. Our greatest asset to beginning sailors is our ability to get you out sailing after the class and gain experience with one of the largest rental fleets on the east coast. “You will sail on your own, but you’re not alone”. We will ferry you to and from your mooring ball via powerboat. You will be able to talk to us with the VHF radio for questions while sailing. We have chase boats always standing by to assist you on the water.
Please note: $200 deposit required to receive course material prior to scheduling. Please provide a minimum of three available dates for course attendance. If we are unable to schedule you, your deposit will be refunded less any material costs. A minimum $50 Rescheduling Fee may apply.
The scheduled dates for this course are tentative based on student requests and participation, therefore if you have a preferred date please let us know and we will try to coordinate with other students and/or post your preferred date.