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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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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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 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
6
to Sep 8

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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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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