Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Prerequisites: None

General Description: Able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.

For a more in-depth discussion of ASA 101, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_basic_keelboat_sailing.html



Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certificate

General Description: Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.

For a more in-depth discussion of ASA 103, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_basic_coastal_cruising.html



Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)

(Intermediate Coastal Cruising)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification

General Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.

Fore a more in-depth discussion of ASA 104, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_bareboat_chartering.html



Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

Prerequisites: None

General Description: Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.

For a more in-depth discussion of ASA 105, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_coastal_navigation.html



Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering and Coastal Navigation Certification

General Description: Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length. This is a day and nighttime Standard in coastal and inland water, in any weather.

For a more in-depth discussion of ASA 106, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_advanced_coastal_cruising.html



Celestial Navigation (ASA 107)

Prerequisites: None

General Description: Able to demonstrate the Celestial Navigation theory required to safely navigate a sailboat on an offshore passage. The practical application is conducted in the Offshore Passagemaking Standard.

For more in-depth information on ASA 107, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_celestial_navigation.html



Offshore Passagemaking (ASA 108)

Prerequisites: All previous Keelboat Standards

General Description: The sailor is able to safely act as skipper or crew of a sailing vessel on offshore passages in any weather. The Celestial Nav. Standard is performed.

For more information on ASA 108, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_offshore_passagemaking.html



Basic Small Boat Sailing (ASA 110)

Prerequisites: None

General Description: Able to sail a centerboard or multihull sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.

For more information on ASA 110, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_basic_small_boat_sailing.html



Trailerable Multihull Standard (ASA 113)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101)

ASA 113 may be taught in conjunction with Basic Coastal Cruising (103) on a multihull sailboat or as an additional course after Basic Coastal Cruising (103) has been accomplished on a monohull. In either case, ALL MATERIAL IN BOTH STANDARDS (103 & 113) MUST BE TAUGHT AND/OR TESTED BEFORE 113 CAN BE AWARDED.

General Description: Certified sailors are able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary multihull sailboat of about 20-30 feet in length, in moderate wind and sea conditions. The standard includes those skills different and/or unique to a multihull, either catamaran or trimaran including folding and trailering.

For more information on ASA 113, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_trailerable_mutihull.html



Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (104) is also a prerequisite and can be attained either by itself prior to BBC Multihull (114) or in conjunction with BBC Multihull (114). In either case, ALL MATERIAL IN BOTH STANDARDS (104 & 114) MUST BE TAUGHT AND TESTED BEFORE 114 CAN BE AWARDED.

General Description: An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.

For more information on ASA 114, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_cruising_catamaran.html



ASA Endorsements

Basic Celestial Endorsement (ASA 117)

Prerequisites: None

General Description: Understand and demonstrate the use of a sextant and Nautical Almanac to determine one’s position at sea when out of sight of land. Students will learn to calculate their latitude by sighting the Sun or Polaris and determine longitude using equal Sun heights around Noon. (Sight reductions and use of the stars, planets and Moon are addressed in more advanced ASA 107 Celestial Navigation.)

For more information on ASA 117, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_basic_celestial.html



Docking Endorsement (ASA 118)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101)

General Description: This course further develops basic docking skills, developing tehniques for handling single engine sailboats in tight quarters as well as methods of securing sailboats to docks in a variety of conditions.

For more information on ASA 118, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_docking_endors.html



Weather Endorsement (ASA 119)

Prerequisites: None

General Description: Understand and demonstrate the proper use of weather information in planning and adapting navigation during local and passage-making voyages. Demonstrate the ability to use both the latest technological tools as well as traditional maritime skills to forecast weather conditions.

For more information on ASA 119, please see the following link: http://www.american-sailing.com/asa_standards/standard_weather_endors.html



Radar Endorsement (ASA 120)

Prerequisites: Coastal Navigation

General Description: The ASA radar course teaches safe, efficient use of small-craft radar for piloting, chart navigation, and collision avoidance, including radar principles and practical matters of radar operation. A realistic PC based radar simulator is used in the course to illustrate radar measurements.

For more information on ASA 120, please see the following link: http://asa.com/asa_standards/standard_radar_endorsement.html


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