Basic Coastal Cruising


Basic Coastal Cruising  -  ASA 103

ASA 103 is now offered as a standalone course at Shorewood Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka on our 28-foot O'Day sloop, Adagio
The 12-hour course consists of four, 3-hour sessions, including afloat and ashore instruction. 
Course cost: $495/person
($95 discount for any two people signing up together)

Two-Level Bareboat Chartering Certification

This is the first part of a two-part program. Students will learn the fundamentals of large boat cruising in preparation for skippering on larger bodies of water.

The second part, Bareboat Chartering, is taught on Lake Superior or in the Caribbean.  See the Bareboat Chartering page for the schedule.

Course Outline
Lesson 1: Boat Systems & Battery, Electrical Panel & Engine, Prop Walk & Docking.
Lesson 2: Sail Trim, Crew Overboard Procedures, Reefing, Heaving to, Anchoring
Lesson 3: Rules of the Road, Navigation,
Safety Systems, Review, Written Exam.

Includes textbook, Sailing Fundamentals, published by American Sailing Association, class notes, exam and ASA certification.

Class Location
Shorewood Yacht Club, just minutes west of Excelsior on beautiful Lake Minnetonka near the intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 19.

The Bayfield Two-Part Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering course can also be scheduled as a regular Bayfield course or as a Family and Friends course

Part 1-Basic Coastal Cruising and Part 2-Bareboat Chartering combined courses : (See Vacation Course Apostle Islands)

Prerequisite: Basic Keelboat (ASA 101).  Qualified sailors may test out of this course by passing the  Basic Keelboat written exam and demonstrating on-the-water proficiency. Cost varies.

2014 Season

BCC1: Mon-Tues, May 12 - 13, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
             Mon-Tues, May 19 - 20, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

BCC2: Mon-Tues, June 9 - 10, 5:30 - 8:30pm
             Mon-Tues, June 16 - 17, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

BCC3: Mon-Tues, July 14 - 15, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
  Mon-Tues, July 21 - 22, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

BCC4: Mon-Tues, Aug 4 - 5, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
             Mon-Tues, Aug 11 - 12, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Other dates and times are available. Please call us at 763-542-9707 if the above class times do not fit your schedule. 

Instructor to Student Ratio is One to Four Maximum!

* We are flexible.  If you would like day classes, private lessons, rides, refresher, etc.  Please call.

Call Northern Breezes Sailing School at 763-542-9707 to register or with questions.

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Northern Breezes Sailing School
3949 Winnetka Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55427
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