ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising


Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.

There are 3 to 6 students per class

Age: for all adults (16-18 years with the signature of a parent or guardian)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ASA 101: Basic Keelboat Sailing

Acquired skills: Skipper a 25′ – 31′ sailboat with auxiliary power / diesel inboard in near shore, coastal waters and good weather with moderate winds and sea conditions. Cruise safely in local and regional waters up and down the coast as both skipper and crew

Acquire CONFIDENCE through our 100% hands-on training program: You will be at the helm, and handling sails, lines, and winches, on your very first lesson.

Earn ASA Certifications:  Basic Coastal Cruising ( ASA 103)

Accommodation: Maritime zone: Istria

Daily schedule:

08:30 – introduction to the program

10:15 – departure

13:00 – Lunch break (anchoring)

14:00 – navigation

17:00 – return to the marina and reorganizing  ship

We teach the American Sailing Association curriculum which is the definitive standard of safety and seamanship worldwide.

Our course is designed to prepare the student to successfully challenge the certification standards for that particular skill level. Most of our students are able to pass the ASA practical skill requirements during course time. Some students, however, require an additional Review Course or two before they are ready to challenge the Practical Checkout.

Those with previous boating experience can pick up the fundamentals more quickly than those without previous experience.

This course prepares students for the


Topics covered:
•Roller Furling
•Navigation rules
•Cruise Planning
•Emergency Tiller Use
•Steering a Compass Course
•Crew Overboard Recovery
•Sailing in Reduced Visibility ·
•Electronic Instrumentation
•Emergency Procedures
•Marine Stove Use
•Coastal Navigation
•Heaving to
•Anchoring and Mooring
•Docking Review
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