Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 103)
ASA 103 Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification. Sailors must cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.
The American Sailing Association (ASA) program has structured levels of sailing standards, which are examined at progressive certification levels at our Caribbean sailing schools. Students who learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience. All courses and examinations are run by ASA qualified instructors. When a certification level is successfully completed, your logbook is signed and stamped so that any charter or rental fleet operator can see your level of competency.
You will set sail from your Horizon Yacht Charters Base and visit several special locations whilst at the same time earning your American Sailing Association learn to sail certifications.
Over the course of a week, you will learn to sail, gaining the knowledge and experience to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure! The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation while you learn to sail.
The emphasis at Horizon Yacht Charters Caribbean sailing schools is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail, refining these newly learned skills along the way.
Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, engaging in watersports, fishing, and relaxing…
Obtain your ASA 103 qualification and learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters!
About the ASA
The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 508,000 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.