ASA 104 Bare Boat Chartering
Friday, Jun 4, 2021 (9:00 am - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
A 3 day sail-away course with Afterguard's ASA 104 course helps students earn the certification that vacation charter companies worldwide, and most San Francisco Charter companies, are looking for. It is the certification that makes insurance companies breathe a sigh of relief for new boat owners. The ASA104 course is Fun with a wealth of information, many new skills plus higher level of proficiency of the skills gathered to date. This course is about 30 hours of training - sleep is allowed. If thinking of buying a boat, chartering internationally or living aboard - ASA 104 is a Fun live-aboard learning experience.
ASA requires 1 over-night at anchor with a rotating watch. All stay aboard that night. A 2nd night is at a destination the students choose. They stay, but the teacher may leave and return in the am -- teacher's choice to leave, but the destination is the group's choice. Sail planning choices need to include minimum of 1 week of prior weather watch for the forecasts for the days of the course. Look for wind predictions for strength and direction, tide heights, current directions (these do not start and max at the same times). Time of sunrise and sunset matter too. All influence choices of how far the boat can go and when to leave dock each day for 4-5 hr of sailing per day. Nav skills are needed to plan and are used continously during this course. Can take ASA 105 in advance of 104. Since the menu for the 3 days, destination and distance traveled are students choices - these costs are shared by the students.
Must read the ASA 104 study book Bareboat Cruising Made Easy. Take the quiz tests in the book prior to arrival for the course. Be prepared to discuss the quiz questions on the way out to the Bay on the first day or the first evening. Advise all who regularly contact you, that you will be unavailable till after class each day. Watch, participate and learn the skills. The skills and knowledge you gain in ASA 104 will serve you well for years and many happy sailing days to follow.
After ASA 104, grads can rent boats for independent over-night sailing charters from Afterguard or most any charter company worldwide. ASA 104 is a guided overnight boating experience and opportunity to go exploring, visit new places and see the world by water.
It's Fun. It's Glamping. Some say its intense. Not sure about that, but there is a lot to this course, so get plenty of rest before the class starts.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-535-1954 if you have any questions.