Passage Making

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

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BVI

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Rhode Island

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USVI

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: 5 days/6 nights

We offer several itineraries for this course.

* Update for Fall/Winter 2021- Spring 2022: Please note that due to entry and exit protocols and COVID restrictions, training will stay within the BVI. Please contact us for itinerary.

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.

Training Boats: Astrea 42, Isla 40, Hanse 548

Tuition Rate: $2,695 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

  • Texts and certification fees (certifications are add'l for deliveries, please link to Passage Making Training for details).

Curriculum
 

  • 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

$2,695 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

  • Texts and certification fees (certifications are add'l for deliveries, please link to Passage Making Training for details).

Delivery and Offshore Passage Making (ASA 108): 

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

ASA 106 can be supplemented if needed, 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 or Coastal Passage Making 

Itinerary:

Spring: Tortola, BVI to Jamestown, Rhode Island

Dates: May 9 - 20, 2022; arriving in the BVI on May 7th.

Fall: Jamestown, Rhode Island to Tortola, BVI

Dates: November 1 - 12, 2022; 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, Astrea 42

Tuition: US$3,495 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.

Curriculum
 

  • 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