Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)

This is the final certification required to charter your own boat without a captain. It covers everything about cruising on sailboat over 30 feet in foreign waters. This is a liveaboard course on a 40 foot boat. We will look at the weather prior to the weekend and design a plan for a trip through the San Juans and perhaps the Gulf Islands. Prerequisites for this certification are ASA101 and ASA103.

Vessel TBD

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Oregon Offshore! Advanced Coastal Cruising
May
9
to May 12

Oregon Offshore! Advanced Coastal Cruising

 Second place in Div (2018)

Second place in Div (2018)

Join us as we race our Cal 40 in the Oregon Offshore, the only offshore race in the northwest. We will cover all the subjects of the American Sailing Association's Advanced Coastal Cruising course or "ASA 106". We will leave Astoria Oregon, cross the Columbia River Bar, race up the Washington coast, and arrive in Victoria, British Columbia.

Passports required

Four students minimum. Sign up deadline is 4/16.

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Basic Celestial Navigation
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Basic Celestial Navigation

This is ASA 117 and a primer to Celestial Navigation. It is a hands on course designed to equip sailor with the skills necessary to get a noon fix anywhere in the world without site of land or a GPS. This is emergence navigation and a must for anyone wishing to do blue water cruising.

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Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103

ASA 103 is intermediate sailing. There is something for the beginner as well as the experienced sailor.

Note: this and all the foundation courses are live aboard courses so you dont have to worry about finding a place to stay while you are in the islands.

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Round the County (2 day race)
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Round the County (2 day race)

Sign up now for the most popular race in the San Juans. This race circumnavigates the San Juan islands over two days with a night in beautiful Roche Harbor. The vessel is a Cal 40 which is a renowned racing design know for its "good manners" making it perfect for both those new to, and experienced with big boat racing.

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Wooden Boat Festival
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Wooden Boat Festival

Over 300 boats on land and water, 120 presentations, dozens of exhibitors, live music all day every day, interactive exhibits for kids, and plenty of local food, beer, and wine options to satisfy everyone.

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Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship, crew overboard recovery and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.


$350 (ASA certifications extra)
$400 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)

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Doe Bay Fest
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Doe Bay Fest

Join us for one of the coolest parties on Orcas Island. Anchor out your private spaceship just off the beach then when you are ready, jump into the shuttle and go ashore for the soaking pools and music.

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Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

 

This certification will allow you to captain your own charter boat in foreign waters.

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Friday Afternoon Sailing
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Friday Afternoon Sailing

Join us aboard our Cal 40 "Journeyman" for a 3 hour (sometimes more) sail every Friday in Friday Harbor.

There are two sailings a day

A maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 to book the sailing.


-15:00 (3:00) Fun race with the locals

-18:00 (3:00) Sunset Sail



No sailing experience necessary but a plus


Sit back or get involved

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Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

 

This certification will allow you to captain your own charter boat in foreign waters.

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Whidbey Island Race Week Clinic
Jul
19
to Jul 22

Whidbey Island Race Week Clinic

Join us aboard our Cal 40 Journeyman the most fun race week in the Salish Sea. Each day starts with a cannon shot from the Oak Harbor Yacht Club and as we head out to the race course we drop our crab pots to soak for the day. After a day competitive buoy racing we return to pull our pots and head back to crab dinner then all you can drink rum drinks in the rum tent then live music until ten and ether back to the boat or camping ashore or staying at the Captain Whidbey Inn.

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Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103

ASA 103 is intermediate sailing. There is something for the beginner as well as the experienced sailor.

Note: this and all the foundation courses are live aboard courses so you dont have to worry about finding a place to stay while you are in the islands.

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R2AK Boatel
Jun
13
to Jun 15

R2AK Boatel

  • 1707 Water St Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)
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Your front row seat to the Race to Alaska from its start in Port Townsend to Victoria BC. Stay aboard Journeyman our Cal 40 anchored off the beach for the day of R2AK boat tours and preparty then sailing alongside the start of the boats as they head to Victoria.

“No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska.
The physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.”

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Cruise and Learn
Jun
9
to Jun 15

Cruise and Learn

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ASA 101, 103, and 104 in one week.

Basic Sailing (101) Basic Coastal Cruising (103) Bareboat Bareboat Charter Certification (104) Cruise while you learn in the beautiful San Juan Islands. We'll begin with the fundamentals and take you step by step through your 104 (Charter Certification). After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to charter or captain a boat of your own.

$1519 per person.

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2012 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409

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Basic Keelboat ASA 101
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Basic Keelboat ASA 101

If your just getting started with sailing or are curious if sailing is even something you would like, this is the class for you. Even people who have been sailing for years can get a lot out of a structured coarse like this. For example many sailor sail for years and sometimes decades and never learn how to exicute and crew overboard recovery undersail.

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Advanced Coastal
May
4
to May 8

Advanced Coastal

Join us as we sail "Journeyman" our Cal 40 out the Straits of Juan de Fuca down the coast from Friday Harbor Washington to Astoria Oregon in preparation for the Oregon Offshore. This earns you 106 certification and coastal sailing experience as well as a chance to cross the most famous bar in the Pacific. The prevailing wind is from the northwest this time of year so the trip down is often a surf ride perfect for the Cal 40.

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Big Boat Spinnaker Handling
Apr
30
to May 1

Big Boat Spinnaker Handling

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Learn how to handle both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers on a big boat.

We will cover

Different types of spinnakers

Parts and rigging

Packing techniques

Jibing an asymmetrical spinnaker

Jibing symmetrical spinnakers

Dosing methods

 and broach recovery

 

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Offshore Sailing (160)
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Offshore Sailing (160)

160 Nautical miles

The 160 is a weekend introduction to ocean sailing. It is intended to prepare people both new and experienced to the rigorous but rewarding challenge of offshore sailing. This course introduces the crew to vessel traffic, AIS, day and night piloting, night sailing, cooking in a sea-way, and big boat spinnaker handling. These skills are necessary for building confidence for overnight racing and coastal cruising. Watch keeping throughout the trip gives each student an opportunity and responsibility to participate in every aspect of the sail.

The course leaves from Friday Harbor and heads west to the Pacific Ocean through the Straits of Juan De Fuca.  We then round Duntze Rock Light and head back. The round trip is 160 nautical miles.

The cost is $550 per person. The class minimum is four students with a maximum number of 6. The course will be taught by two captains, so all watches will be supervised. Students meet in Friday Harbor at 07:00 am on Saturday. 

 Accommodation may be available. 

 

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Offshore Sailing (160)
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Offshore Sailing (160)

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160 Nautical miles

The 160 is a weekend introduction to ocean sailing. It is intended to prepare people both new and experienced to the rigorous but rewarding challenge of offshore sailing. This course introduces the crew to vessel traffic, AIS, day and night piloting, night sailing, cooking in a sea-way, and big boat spinnaker handling. These skills are necessary for building confidence for overnight racing and coastal cruising. Watch keeping throughout the trip gives each student an opportunity and responsibility to participate in every aspect of the sail.

The course leaves from Friday Harbor and heads west to the Pacific Ocean through the Straits of Juan De Fuca.  We then round Duntze Rock Light and head back. The round trip is 160 nautical miles.

The cost is $550 per person. The class minimum is four students with a maximum number of 6. The course will be taught by two captains, so all watches will be supervised. Students meet in Friday Harbor at 07:00 am on Saturday. 

 Accommodation may be available. 

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