Bareboat Cruising / Charter Certification (ASA 104) "Liveaboard" Weekend Class

All our classes are sleepaboard in the islands with all meals included!

(9AM Saturday to 5PM Sunday)

The goal of this overnight course is for the student to achieve the competency level to be able to skipper a 30 to 40 foot sailboat for a multi-day cruise in a variety of conditions. It is the minimum level of proficiency required by most charter companies. Course subjects include chart reading, coastal navigation, proper use and interpretation of buoys, lights and aids to navigation. Your instruction will also include the operation and maintenance of all boat systems. With a maximum of only 4 students, everyone receives plenty of helm time and hands-on sailing. And, enjoy the cruising lifestyle anchoring overnight in the San Juan Islands!

There will be both a written and a skills test to complete the course. Thorough study of your text will prepare you for your course and greatly enhance your learning experience. The Bareboat Cruising/Charter Certification (ASA 104) curriculum (link below) is helpful to follow while reviewing the text and will streamline your studying.

Tuition: SPRING (3/24 – 6/22)
$475 (ASA certifications extra)
$495 All Inclusive (ASA certs, food & fuel)

SUMMER (6/23 – 9/29)
$575 (ASA certifications extra)
$595 All Inclusive (ASA certs, food & fuel)
Life Vest Offer 2014

Summer Package Special

Reserve a Summer 104 weekend course and receive a manual/automatic inflation Type III, Coast Guard approved PFD (personal flotation device) - a $129.99 value.

Package Special:
Purchase ASA 101-104 together and save!

Includes $250 OFF your first weeklong charter with San Juan Sailing (if within 18 months of your course)
$965 (ASA certs extra)
$1065 All Inclusive

$1225 (ASA certs extra)
$1325 All Inclusive
Prerequisite: Basic Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Textbook: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy by American Sailing Association

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or iBooks, or check out from your local library.
2018 Course Dates:
Classes occur Saturday-Sunday and are overnight
April 7-8
April 14-15
April 21-22
April 28-29
May 5-6
May 12-13
May 19-20
May 26-27
June 2-3
June 9-10
July 7-8
July 8-9
July 14-15
July 21-22
July 28-29
Aug. 4-5
Aug. 18-19
Aug. 25-26
Sept. 1-2
Sept. 8-9
Sept. 15-16
Sept. 22-23
Sept. 29-30
What's next for graduates?Click here for information on options to let you implement and enjoy what you have learned after graduation and to help you continue to build your sailing skills.

Class size is limited, so please contact us at 360-671-8339 or for course availability, to register or if you have additional questions. If none of the above dates fit your schedule, please contact us to explore alternate arrangements.

If you would like to preboard on Friday, there is an additional $40 fee. Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance so we have the boat ready for you! All weekend courses require a minimum of three students, maximum of four students for course 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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