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Endorsements to ASA program

Enhanced skills with 

our endorsements

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These endorsements are designed for the graduate

Bareboat Cruising Skipper program or people

with equivalent experience and designed to

expand your skills, as a refresh or confidence builder.

 

This course cover more advanced levels

of anchoring,  sail trim, use of a cruising chute,

heavy weather tactics,  cruise planning. 

 

Pre-requisites - None

 

Docking skills    ASA 118, Docking Endorsement

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

 

Understanding Weather.        ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement

Able to observe and forecast weather conditions using

traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge

of weather information for planning and adapting navigation

during short duration and extended voyages

 

  • Basic Concepts

  • Pressure and Wind

  • Global Winds and Currents

  • Strong Wind Systems

  • Clouds, Fog, and Sea State

  • Wind and Terrain

  • Weather Maps

  • Sources of Weather Data

  • On-board Forecasting and Tactics

  • Hemisphere Weather

Marine Radar..      ASA 120, Radar Endorsement

Able to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator)

for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance.

Knowledge of radar principles and practical

matters of radar operation.s

  • Principles of radar and how it works

  • Demonstrate basic radar operation

  • Interpret the radar screen

  • use of radar for piloting a vessel

  • radar position navigation

  • collision avoidance using Radar

  • AIS, another means of acquiring data for

       collision avoidance and broadcasting your position

       other users of the waterways

Anchoring skills

In this skills training session we will show you how to select a safe anchorage, taking into account the wind and currents and allowing for tide changes whilst at anchor, included is the allowance for short term, storm and over-night conditions.In this skills training session we will show you how to select a safely grab the mooring ball, taking into account the wind and currents, included is the allowance for short term, storm and over-night conditions and sailing off the mooring ball.

 

SPINNAKER skills

Let us build your confidence in flying an asymmetrical

 spinnaker also known as a gennaker or cruising spinnaker.

Topics covered is hoisting, launching, trimming, gybing

and dousing.

SPINNAKER options

Learn from the professionals about ASYMETRICAL SPINNAKERS by Quantum sails

 

See our schedule for announced dates for some of these endorsements, you should however expect to do private tuition to suit your schedule. You select a yacht and let us do the rest. We will send you and your crew the course material . We will pick a qualified instructor for your group. Your private instructor will contact you to identify your goals and start planning your itinerary!

Advantages : Choice: You choose the dates that work the best for you and mostly sailors choose a day before the charter starts.

  • Yachts: You choose the size, type and comforts of your yacht, the charter requires a booking of 5 days and is coupled to ASA 104

  • Privacy: Your very own private Instruction for just your group, no other students

  • Destination: Your itinerary is decided by you and your group!

  • Flexibility: You can go for as long as you would like

  • Early boarding: Board at 10:00 hr on your first day

  • Easy provisioning: We can shop for you, $30 per person per day or our local Thrifty Foods can deliver straight to your boat using their online ordering service: www.thriftyfoods.com.

  • No Restrictions: You can complie an itenary and routing of your group choice 

  • Additional Costs:     Course Material: $40 per manual

  • Moorage: Averages $1.25 per foot at Marinas only

  • Fuel: Minimal - the more you sail, the less fuel you use!

  • Instructor/ Skippers: $390 per day

IPC-International Proficiency Certificate

ASA is offering the International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) for sailors associated with ASA.  The certificate is mandatory when chartering in most European / Mediterranean waters.  It serves as proof of bareboat charter competency for Mediterranean chartering companies, many of whom require the proficiency information displayed in a different format than the ASA Log Book. 

Is it required? ASA strongly recommends you apply for an IPC if you are chartering in the Mediterranean as well as the inland waterways of Europe and northern Europe.

Who can get on: Only sailors who have been certified through ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising can get the IPC by completing the online application.  The IPC is valid for 5 years from date of issue.

 

The IPC is accepted in the following counties:  Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom & Turkey.