Basic Celestial Navigation
Oct
19
to Oct 20

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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Sep
27
to Sep 29

ASA 105-106 (Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising)

Join us aboard Andiamo our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 for an intensive introduction to big water sailing techniques.

We will cover.

Coastal navigation by deduced reckoning as covered in Tutsi’s text: Coastal Navigation & Piloting

Night sailing using lite nav aids.

Tides and currants

Watch keeping

Food prep on a passage and cooking underway

Night time crew overboard recovery

Lashing tachneques for fuel cans

Jack Line rigging and tether use.

After successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to join GBA deliveries to help acrue days at sea offshore.


$1000 each provisions included

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Offshore gear list 



1-Head lamp (it will need to have a red light and this light needs to be able to turn on and off without the white light options because it will harm everyones night vision otherwise)

2-PFD with a light attached 

3-A tether perhaps two. This is so you can relieve one tether and still remain attached to the boat. (if we are doing an inshore 106 it won't be necessary)

4-Notebook. Small "write in the rain" books are good

5- Foul weather gear (even in the summer offshore sailing in the NW gets cold

6- Sea boots (high top)

7-Mid layer and bottom layers made from material that can dry quickly ("cotton kills")

8-Cold weather and warm weather hats

9-Ear plugs (extras) these are for sleeping. When the boat is underway the engine and sheets can be noisy and when moored shipmates often snore

10-Gloves for cold weather and warm

11-Personal power pack to charge personal devices so save ships power for comms and navigation)

12- Small bag; butt pack or other to keep personal Safety equipment ready at hand 

13-Non slip footwear (sailing shoes have "siping" on the bottom which creates good traction on slippery wet boat surfaces 

14-Personal towel (small tech cloth one is fine)

15- Seasickness medication (even if you have never been sick before having something available is highly recommended)

16-Navionics (this is a very powerful application you can get on your phone. It is invaluable afloat and not expensive. 

17-If you wear glasses you should bring back ups, sunglasses too should have back ups 

18-Watch: one with an alarm is good

19-sunblock or "buff" for tropical sun and blocking out light when sleeping in the day

10-Good sea bag: a dry bag is great. Ideally you want something you can through into a dinghy. I would also add that I have had many occasions where even a small dry bag for essentials has saved the day

11- Sleeping bag (if you don't have a dry bag for a sea bag at least have a dry bag for your sleeping bag. 

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

ASA 105-106 (Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising)

Join us aboard Andiamo our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 for an intensive introduction to big water sailing techniques.

We will cover.

Coastal navigation by deduced reckoning as covered in Tutsi’s text: Coastal Navigation & Piloting

Night sailing using lite nav aids.

Tides and currants

Watch keeping

Food prep on a passage and cooking underway

Night time crew overboard recovery

Lashing tachneques for fuel cans

Jack Line rigging and tether use.

After successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to join GBA deliveries to help acrue days at sea offshore.

This coarse serves as a prerequisite for those interested in joining GBA on yacht deliveries both coastal and in blue water.


$1000 each provisions included

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Offshore gear list 



1-Head lamp (it will need to have a red light and this light needs to be able to turn on and off without the white light options because it will harm everyones night vision otherwise)

2-PFD with a light attached 

3-A tether perhaps two. This is so you can relieve one tether and still remain attached to the boat. (if we are doing an inshore 106 it won't be necessary)

4-Notebook. Small "write in the rain" books are good

5- Foul weather gear (even in the summer offshore sailing in the NW gets cold

6- Sea boots (high top)

7-Mid layer and bottom layers made from material that can dry quickly ("cotton kills")

8-Cold weather and warm weather hats

9-Ear plugs (extras) these are for sleeping. When the boat is underway the engine and sheets can be noisy and when moored shipmates often snore

10-Gloves for cold weather and warm

11-Personal power pack to charge personal devices so save ships power for comms and navigation)

12- Small bag; butt pack or other to keep personal Safety equipment ready at hand 

13-Non slip footwear (sailing shoes have "siping" on the bottom which creates good traction on slippery wet boat surfaces 

14-Personal towel (small tech cloth one is fine)

15- Seasickness medication (even if you have never been sick before having something available is highly recommended)

16-Navionics (this is a very powerful application you can get on your phone. It is invaluable afloat and not expensive. 

17-If you wear glasses you should bring back ups, sunglasses too should have back ups 

18-Watch: one with an alarm is good

19-sunblock or "buff" for tropical sun and blocking out light when sleeping in the day

10-Good sea bag: a dry bag is great. Ideally you want something you can through into a dinghy. I would also add that I have had many occasions where even a small dry bag for essentials has saved the day

11- Sleeping bag (if you don't have a dry bag for a sea bag at least have a dry bag for your sleeping bag. 

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Aug
23
to Aug 25

ASA 105-106 (Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising)

Join us aboard Andiamo our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 for an intensive introduction to big water sailing techniques.

We will cover.

Coastal navigation by deduced reckoning as covered in Tutsi’s text: Coastal Navigation & Piloting

Night sailing using lite nav aids.

Tides and currants

Watch keeping

Food prep on a passage and cooking underway

Night time crew overboard recovery

Lashing tachneques for fuel cans

Jack Line rigging and tether use.

After successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to join GBA deliveries to help acrue days at sea offshore.

This coarse serves as a prerequisite for those interested in joining GBA on yacht deliveries both coastal and in blue water.


$1000 each provisions included

20190211_073507-2.jpg


Offshore gear list 



1-Head lamp (it will need to have a red light and this light needs to be able to turn on and off without the white light options because it will harm everyones night vision otherwise)

2-PFD with a light attached 

3-A tether perhaps two. This is so you can relieve one tether and still remain attached to the boat. (if we are doing an inshore 106 it won't be necessary)

4-Notebook. Small "write in the rain" books are good

5- Foul weather gear (even in the summer offshore sailing in the NW gets cold

6- Sea boots (high top)

7-Mid layer and bottom layers made from material that can dry quickly ("cotton kills")

8-Cold weather and warm weather hats

9-Ear plugs (extras) these are for sleeping. When the boat is underway the engine and sheets can be noisy and when moored shipmates often snore

10-Gloves for cold weather and warm

11-Personal power pack to charge personal devices so save ships power for comms and navigation)

12- Small bag; butt pack or other to keep personal Safety equipment ready at hand 

13-Non slip footwear (sailing shoes have "siping" on the bottom which creates good traction on slippery wet boat surfaces 

14-Personal towel (small tech cloth one is fine)

15- Seasickness medication (even if you have never been sick before having something available is highly recommended)

16-Navionics (this is a very powerful application you can get on your phone. It is invaluable afloat and not expensive. 

17-If you wear glasses you should bring back ups, sunglasses too should have back ups 

18-Watch: one with an alarm is good

19-sunblock or "buff" for tropical sun and blocking out light when sleeping in the day

10-Good sea bag: a dry bag is great. Ideally you want something you can through into a dinghy. I would also add that I have had many occasions where even a small dry bag for essentials has saved the day

11- Sleeping bag (if you don't have a dry bag for a sea bag at least have a dry bag for your sleeping bag. 

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Intro to Advanced
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Intro to Advanced

Arrive Friday night and cover orientation go out for dinner and cast off first thing and head to wherever the wind is best. Second night to be decided.

Three nights aboard

no experience necessary

everyone learns something

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Doe Bay Fest
Aug
7
to Aug 12

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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Hawaii to SF Offshore Sail Training
Jul
27
to Aug 10

Hawaii to SF Offshore Sail Training

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Sign up for a trip of a lifetime aboard this beautiful offshore racing machine. Over 2000 nautical miles of blue water sailing, star-filled skies, dolphins, whales and so much fresh fish. 

This is a Offshore Passage-making Course administered through American Sailing Association. Those seeking this certification will need the prerequisite ASA certifications. Namely ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, and 106. In addition to the opportunity to achieve the highest level of sailing endorsement offered by the American Sailing Association; eligible candidates will learn how to navigate at sea without the aid of modern electronics with an introduction to Celestial Navigation (ASA 117).

There is a four student minimum.

$4500 each.

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This trip is perfect for sailors looking for some blue water experience before they sail off into the horizon on their own boat. After completing this passage boat owners will be able to get blue water insurance on their own boats. 


This is a return trip from the Pacific Cup so the boat will have all the required safety equipment aboard and two captains so that all watches are supervised. 

-Two life rafts

-SOLAS Flares

-EPIRB

-Sat Phone

-Jack Lines

-Storm Sails

-Watermaker

-Emergency Rudder

-Emergency Tiller

Learn about weather routing, night sailing, celestial navigation, big boat spinnaker handling, how to play the ukelele and more importantly, a lot about yourself on the way back.

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Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)
May
17
to May 19

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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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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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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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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