Prerequisites: Basic Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) certification and the ability to demonstrate competencies in all knowledge and skill elements of those standards. Bareboat Cruising certification (ASA 104) or equivalent experience, plus additional cruising experience.
Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 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.
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.
Able to apply the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.