YACHT SKIPPERS LICENSE – ASA 104/105

This is a bareboat skipper course of 10 days. Those students who have already passed their Yacht Crew can now progress to the full Bare Boat Skipper course by taking this 10 day course. Suitable for experienced sailors.

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YACHT SKIPPERS LICENSE
ASA 104/ASA 105

Description:

The student must be able to demonstrate an ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 49 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. The course is conducted as a liveaboard cruise. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

ASA 104 certification requires a demonstration of ASA 101 and ASA 103 knowledge and skills standards. ASA recommends a minimum of 500 Nautical miles logged and certified before undertaking ASA 104.

This Class is taken over a 10 day period and will involve, sea passages of over 50NM, night sailing, and extensive navigation. Classes are a maximum of 5 students and will be instructed on a Swan 57ft Ketch. Our 10-day bareboat skipper’s course is designed to effectively move an experienced sailor (ASA 101/103 passed) to a level of sailing that will allow them to safely operate a charter yacht. The skipper’s license is valid internationally and allows the skipper to operate a yacht of 12 meters for recreational purposes up to 25 miles offshore.
When you register for the course you must have passed the ASA 101+103 and have 500 Nautical miles logged and certified in your logbook. Once you have registered we will send you the teaching books that you will need to pre-read. During your course onboard you will go back over the books in detail.

The 10-day course is divided into 2 parts. The first part is run on the island of Poros and involves 4 days. You will review your past sailing skills, familiarize your self with your new yacht. You will sail daily around the island and the area, practising sailing skills, anchoring techniques, and reviewing your navigation and getting used to the aids to navigation.
The 3 days of sailing in and around Poros Island is designed to solidify your knowledge of sailing techniques and yacht operations.

The course is a liveaboard style school where you will live on the master teaching yacht and work in watches to run and learn about the daily duties of running a yacht.
Once students have passed the first half of the course, the teaching yacht departs on the second half of the course and sets sail for the Greek Islands and offshore sailing lessons. Here in the next days, you will have to navigate and sail around the Greek islands, before finally completing a passage back to Poros Island. During these days there will be two more written exams your skipper’s exam and your navigation exam as well as an oral exam. You will need to pass them all with a score of 85% or more to qualify for your bareboat skipper’s license.
The course will finish in Poros Island with the awards of Logbooks.

The course will cover the following topics:

Sail Inventory & Selection
Advanced Knot Tying
Daily Check List
Under Power, Confined Areas
Securing the Boat
Dinghy & Outboards
Over-Board Recovery
Emergency Recovery Plans
Boat Tool Inventory
Moorings & Advanced Anchoring
Basic Navigation & Charts
Comprehensive Boat Systems
Docking
Charter “Check-In” Report
Advanced Docking Techniques
Going Aloft, Safely
De-powering a Sail
Tides & Tidal Currents
Life raft & Emergency Procedures
Foreign Ports & Customs
Dealing with Charter Companies
Inclement Weather
The Politics of Skippering

Price: 10-day course €1700 per person. The course rate includes the following:-
Your own cabin for the duration of the class.
10 days of instruction by an ASA qualified instructor.
Breakfast and lunch on board, evening meals are the student’s responsibility unless at sea at night.
All fuel, Marina fees.
Teaching materials and exam fees.
All linens and towels.
Cleaning fee at the end of the course.

NOT INCLUDED:- Hotels and Transfers to the yacht, Travel insurance.