Advanced Weeklong

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)

(8:30am Saturday through 1pm Friday)

Desolation Flotilla Photo

The goal of this course is to achieve ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising competence by skippering at night as well as during the day, in all weather conditions suitable for sailing. This offshore preparatory class is intense, challenging, and rewarding! Topics covered on this cruise include: standing night watch, use of radar and chart plotters, weather analysis, handling emergency situations, night navigation and piloting, spinnaker rigging and use, advanced anchoring techniques, performance tuning, reefing and heavy-weather sailing.

Coastal Navigation certification also covers detailed aids to navigation, fog procedures, and calculating current, leeway, set and drift.  Coastal Navigation is offered as a book study course, to be fully prepared for prior to arrival, and is a required prerequisite in order to achieve Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106).  The ASA 105 exam will be taken on Saturday and put into practice throughout the weeklong course.


Option #1: Strait of Juan de Fuca Advanced Weeklong Course

Board your boat in Bellingham for this one-week round-trip class and explore beyond the San Juan Islands while taking advantage of the many advanced cruising experiences found in the waters of the "greater" Pacific Northwest. Your course cruise plan will be determined by weather and to maximize learning opportunities. Classes start Saturdays (8:30AM), return Fridays (1PM), and are offered March through June.


Tuition:
Includes ASA certifications
$1695 Includes food for weeklong course, fuel and moorage (budget for one meal ashore).
Prerequisites:ASA 104 (Bareboat Cruising/Charter Certification) or equivalent experience, plus additional cruising experience.
2018 Course Dates:
March 24 - 30
March 31 - April 6

Please email us at school@sanjuansailing.com or call us at 360-671-8339 for more date options
Textbooks:ASA 105: Coastal Navigation by Mike Pyzel
ASA 106: The International Marine Book of Sailing, by Robby Robinson OR Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or check out from your local library.

Option #2: Spring Desolation Sound Advanced Weeklong Course

Discover Desolation Sound on this one-way, one-week class. Join your instructor aboard the Beneteau 42 "Kipper Kite" and sail north from Bellingham, along the Sunshine Coast and into Desolation Sound, deboarding in Campbell River. Aside from incredible natural beauty, sailing in Desolation Sound offers the unique opportunity to learn to navigate narrow entrances, strong currents, and tidal rapids. Return carpool options may be available from Campbell River.

Tuition:
Includes ASA certification
$1695 Includes food for weeklong course, fuel and moorage (budget for one meal ashore).
Prerequisites:ASA 104 (Bareboat Cruising/Charter Certification) or equivalent experience, plus additional cruising experience.
2018 Course Dates:
Course date to be announced. (Course begins in Bellingham and ends in Campbell River, BC)

Please email us at school@sanjuansailing.com or call us at 360-671-8339 for questions.
Textbooks:ASA 105: Coastal Navigation by Mike Pyzel
ASA 106: The International Marine Book of Sailing, by Robby Robinson OR Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or check out from your local library.
Travel Suggestions:

Click here for transportation options to/from Campbell River


Option #3: Fall Desolation Sound Advanced Weeklong Course

Desolation Flotilla Photo

Discover Desolation Sound on this one-way, one-week class, offered northbound (ending in Campbell River) or southbound (beginning in Campbell River).  Enjoy the luxury of exploring Desolation Sound during the quiet fall cruising season when the crowds have disappeared and you have this amazing cruising ground all to yourself. Aside from incredible natural beauty, sailing in Desolation Sound offers the unique opportunity to learn to navigate narrow entrances, strong currents, and tidal rapids.

Tuition:
Includes ASA certification
$1895 Includes food for weeklong course, fuel and moorage (budget for one meal ashore).
Prerequisites:ASA 104 (Bareboat Cruising/Charter Certification) or equivalent experience, plus additional cruising experience.
2018 Course Dates:
September 22 - 28 (Northbound course begins in Bellingham and ends in Campbell River, BC)

September 29 - October 5 (Southbound course begins in Campbell River, BC and ends in Bellingham, WA.)
Textbooks:ASA 105: Coastal Navigation by Mike Pyzel
ASA 106: The International Marine Book of Sailing, by Robby Robinson OR Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or check out from your local library.
Travel Suggestions:

Click here for transportation options to/from Campbell River

Please contact San Juan Sailing School at school@sanjuansailing.com or 360-671-8339 to register for your course and to confirm course date availability. Advanced weeklong courses require a minimum of three students, maximum four students for confirmation. This is a non-smoking course.

Go to the following links for more information:


Caribbean Learn-n-Cruise: Catamaran or Monohull Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast Spring Guided Flotilla: 21-day Desolation Sound & Princess Louisa Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver, San Juans & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
February 2018 May 2 - 11, 2018 May 12 - June 1, 2018 June 23 - 29, 2018 June 30 - July 6, 2018 Aug 25 - Sept 7, 2018 Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2018
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