Catalina Island Sailing (ASA 104)
Prerequisites: ASA 101 & ASA 103
Certification: ASA 104 (after completion of all requirements)
This 3-day class to Catalina Island provides a unique opportunity to gain sailing expertise through confidence-building instruction on the water. Curriculum includes: Provisioning, trip planning, navigation, anchoring, mooring, boat systems and their operation. Successful completion of the course equips students with the knowledge to take boats on multi-day trips to many wonderful destinations.
Learn on a boat you would be proud to own! Enjoy one of our privately-owned, meticulously maintained boats. Your boat will have electronics, a diesel engine, a hard-bottom (RIB) inflatable dinghy with an outboard motor, a roller furling genoa, rope-clutches, self-tailing winches, and an electric windlass to retrieve the anchor.
You will learn to operate: an inverter for 110V power, multiple battery banks, electric refrigeration, hot and cold running water with multiple water tanks, a propane stove with an oven and a solenoid, a propane BBQ, and a complete head system with holding tank, tank watch and macerator.
Acquire confidence through our 100% hands-on training program: You will provision the boat, calculate the compass courses, use the electronics (GPS, chart plotter, depth sounder. knot meter, Autopilot) to navigate to your destination, steer the boat, trim the sails, learn to use and care for the roller furling genoa, stand a watch, set an anchor, pick up a mooring, tow and use the dinghy and outboard, and learn to trouble-shoot the boat systems. Your Instructor will discuss night sailing, heavy weather, emergencies at sea, and attempt to pass on to you years of local cruising knowledge.
The class is typically scheduled Saturday – Monday
A MINIMUM OF 4 STUDENTS IS REQUIRED TO RUN THIS CLASS. SMALLER CLASSES ARE POSSIBLE WITH A HIGHER, PER-PERSON TUITION. CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR UNDER-SUBSCRIBED CLASSES.