ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
In order to take this course, you must have completed the ASA 101 and the ASA 103 courses.
This American Sailing Association course is combined with the ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising Course that will prepare you for sailing on larger bodies of water and is the natural next step up from ASA 101. If you have plans on chartering in the Caribbean, this is a great place to build from. This course is taught as a combination of both courses, back-to-back.
In the ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising course, you'll learn how to sail a sloop-rigged sailboat and how to plan a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring/mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
After completing the ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising course, you'll be able to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions.