Basic Cruising and Bareboat Charter on Lake Minnetonka

 

Class Location: Shorewood Yacht Club, Lake Minnetonka: This ASA 103/104 certification course is held on Lake Minnetonka. Four-day classes run over either two weekends or 4 days straight. We also offer a Family & Friends option for ride-alongs who don't want to become certified


Combined Basic Coastal Cruising Bareboat Charter Certification: ASA Courses 103 & 104
Basic Coastal Cruising (103) and Bareboat Charter (104) are taught aboard our 27'-28' boat as a four-day course. Course fee includes course materials - ASA textbooks, Coastal Cruising Made Easy and Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, class notes, and ASA Certifications.

The Minnetonka combined Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter course can be scheduled as a regular Minnetonka course or as a Family and Friends course.

To start your registration, please return the form below with preferred dates and course info either online or by snail mail to:
Northern Breezes Sailing School, 3949 Winnetka Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55427

2017 Season
SYC 1: Thurs-Sun: June 22-25
SYC 2: Thurs-Sun: June 29-July 2
SYC 3: Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun: July 8, 9, 15, 16
SYC 4: Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun: July 22, 23, 29, 30
SYC 5: Thurs-Sun: Aug 3-6
SYC 6: Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun: Aug 12, 13, 19, 20
SYC 7: Thurs-Sun: Aug 24-27
SYC 8: Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun: Sep 2, 3, 9, 10
SYC 9: Thurs-Sun: Sep 14-17
SYC 10: Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun: Sep 30, Oct 1, 7, 8
SYC 11: Thurs-Sun: Oct 5-8

Family & Friends 1: Mon-Wed: June 19-21
Family & Friends 2: Mon-Wed: June 26-28
Family & Friends 3: Wed-Fri: July 5-7
Family & Friends 4: Mon-Wed: July 10-12
Family & Friends 5: Mon-Wed: July 17-19
Family & Friends 6: Mon-Wed: July 24-26
Family & Friends 7: Mon-Wed: July 31-Aug 2
Family & Friends 8: Mon-Wed: Aug 7-9
Family & Friends 9: Mon-Wed: Aug 14-16
Family & Friends 10: Mon-Wed: Aug 21-23
Family & Friends 11: Mon-Wed: Aug 28-30
Family & Friends 12: Tue-Thu: Sep 5-7
Family & Friends 13: Mon-Wed: Sep 11-13
Family & Friends 14: Mon-Wed: Sep 18-20
Family & Friends 15: Mon-Wed: Oct 2-4
 
Also see our Vacation courses on Lake Superior


Regular Course Fee - $995 per person. $95 discount for couples (any two people signing up together)
Family & Friends Fee - The cost is based on the number of Bareboat Skippers that are being certified. One Bareboat Skipper receiving the 103 and 104 certifications is $1,899, plus provisions for the entire group. Two Bareboat Skippers receiving the ASA 103 and 104 certifications is $2,099 plus provisions.


Instructor to Student Ratio is One to Four Maximum!
Prerequisite: ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat

* 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 ask questions.

The following two courses, Basic Cruising - ASA Course 103 and Bareboat Charter Certification - ASA 104, are included in the 4-day combined vacation course program. Read the individual course descriptions for more detail. Flexibility in response to weather often requires rearrangement of scheduling of specific items in the course from one day to a different day.

Basic Cruising -  ASA Course 103

This is the first part of a two-part program. Course is conducted on 27'-28' cruising auxiliary sailboats.
Students will learn the fundamentals of large boat cruising while doing it! Preparation for skippering on larger bodies of water is the focus. The Basic Cruising course is combined on Lake Minnetonka with Bareboat Charter Cruising into a four-day course. This is a similar program as our highly successful British Virgin Islands vacation week and our Lake Superior vacation week.

Course Outline

Day 1: Boat Systems & Battery, Electrical Panel, Engine, Prop Walk, Docking, Sailing Tacks & Jibes (Possible Testing)

Day 2: Sail Trim, Crew Overboard Procedures, Reefing, Heaving to, Anchoring (Possible Testing)

Day 3: Navigation, Chart Problem, Rules of the Road, Sound Signals, Buoys, Lights, VHF, Cruising Tips, Docking, Student Directed Reviews

Day 4: Safety Systems, Heavy Weather Sailing, Student Directed Reviews.

Bareboat Charter Certification - ASA Course 104

Bareboat Charter Cruising - Part 2 is taught by U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains on Lake Minnetonka. Qualified graduates will become bareboat charter certified from 30 to 45 feet.

This is the second part of a two-part certification program. Students will learn to maneuver the boat under power, dock, anchor, and navigate in differing weather conditions. Successful candidates will receive bareboat charter certification upon completion. Instructor is ASA certified, U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Boat Systems & Battery, Electrical Panel, Engine, Prop Walk, Docking, Sailing Tacks & Jibes (Possible Testing)

Day 2: Sail Trim, Crew Overboard Procedures, Reefing, Heaving to, Anchoring (Possible Testing)

Day 3: Navigation, Chart Problem, Rules of the Road, Sound Signals, Buoys, Lights, VHF, Cruising Tips, Docking, Student Directed Reviews

Day 4: Safety Systems, Heavy Weather Sailing, Student Directed Reviews.

Students should bring clothing for all weather conditions.

To start your registration, please return the form below with preferred dates and course info either online or by snail mail to:
Northern Breezes Sailing School, 3949 Winnetka Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55427

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