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Passage Making

Learn to Sail in the World's Best Sailing Waters.




Rhode Island

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Coastal And offshore Passage Making 

ASA 106 and ASA 108 Certifications

Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106):

Advanced Coastal Cruising is for advanced sailors looking for experience of at least 50 nautical miles upon coastal waters. Advanced Coastal Cruising challenges those students who have taken Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, Coastal Navigation or have the equivalent qualifications. Everything you learned from these courses will be used along with new skills you master through this course. 

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

We offer several itineraries for this course.

  • BVI- St. Martin- St. Barths- BVI

  • BVI- St. Croix- Spanish Virgins- BVI

  • Within the BVI including a night passage Anegada to Norman

Prerequisite: ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, and ASA 105

ASA 105 may be supplemented if needed.

This course may also be taken for non certification with the required sailing (cruising) experience.

Certifications Available: ASA 106; and 114 if training on a catamaran.

Training Boats: Astrea 42, Lagoon 46, Hanse 548


  • Night time approaches to anchorages

  • Night time man overboards

  • Full on navigation

  • Lights at night

  • Standing watches and safety items one must know when sailing out of sight of land.

Tuition Rate

$2,995 per person


Rate includes:

  • Night of arrival hotel stay or sleep aboard

  • 6 day/5 night Live Aboard Sailing

  • Provisioning: All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks and starter kit

  • (all meals are provided for our delivery courses).

  • Cruising Permit (if applicable)

  • Boat water and fuel

  • Yacht Damage Insurance

  • Clearing fee

  • VISAR donation

  • Medmoor fee

  • 106 text and certification fee (certifications are add'l for deliveries, please link to Passage Making Training for details). If completing the 114, $60 will be added for course book and exam fee.

Delivery and Offshore Passage Making (ASA 108): 

If certifying, prerequisites are: ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, ASA 105, ASA 106, ASA 107 or ASA 117 

ASA 117 is a web-based endorsement that can be taken prior.

Non certification prerequisites: must have prior experience (or certifications) equivalent to Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Passage Making. 


Spring: Tortola, BVI to Jamestown (Newport), Rhode Island

Dates: May 8 - 19, 2023; arriving in the BVI on May 6th.

Fall: Jamestown, Rhode Island to Tortola, BVI

Dates: November 1 - 12, 2023; arriving in Jamestown on October 30.

*For our Delivery courses the finish date is always estimated and is dependent on wind and weather conditions. We recommend that crew arranging airfare purchase tickets that can be changed without penalty

Training Boats: Hanse 548, Lagoon 46, Elba 45, Astrea 42

Tuition: US$3,595 per person.

A minimum deposit of 50% of total package is due at the time of the booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to the course start date.


  • Preparation for an offshore passage

  • Watchkeeping/night watch

  • Electronic navigation

  • Nighttime man overboards

​Corresponding Texts

  • Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell

  • The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere

  • The International Marine Book of Sailing by Robinson, William H., Robinson, Robby

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