ASA Certification Details
Sea Dog Sailing is a certified American Sailing Association training school. We are bound by a national standard of sailing instruction delivered by sailing professionals. Our courses prepare you in a natural progression for skill development. Your ASA certification is your license to sail worldwide with major charter companies. We are also legendary for the fun we have along the way and the family of sailing friends we have developed over the years.
Keelboat (BKB 101)
This is a preparatory course with no previous sailing skills required. You will progress from landlubber to experienced sailor.
Basic Coastal Cruising (BCC 103)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (BKB101)
A hands-on "liveaboard" sailing course on our 45' sailboats. The Intermediate Sailing course is perfect for the sailor who wants to leave the confines of daylight sailing in light wind conditions. Get hands-on experience on big cruising boats with wheel steering and diesel engines. We sail in coastal waters still in sight of land but with more wind and waves and new challenges such as tides and current. Are you Ready?
We begin the course becoming familiar with big boat equipment like roller furling genoas, self tailing winches, diesel engines, binnacies and most important, how to flush a marine toilet!
You'll gain hands-on experience with wind, tide and current as we learn how to get our nautical charts to give up their secrets to us so we can safely navigate these coastal water to our chosen destination.
While living aboard, you'll also learn:
Bareboat Chartering & Intermediate Coastal Cruising (BBC104)
Prerequisites: Basic Coastal Cruising (BCC103)This is the course to take if you dream of chartering and sailing a big boat on your own in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean or the Mediterranean or the South Pacific, or... You will become familiar with big boat systems like roller furling genoas, self tailing winches, diesel engines, wheel steering and other topics to prepare you for a liveaboard 7 day adventure. You will gain hands-on experience with tides and current, meteorology, docking and all other requirements that charter companies demand. Numerous discussions and exercises take place through the week including: