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5 Day Liveboard Course - 101, 103, 104
Combine a cruising vacation with high quality training. This course is perfect for the adventurous sailor who wants to explore the cruising area and develop advanced sailing skills. Four nights and five days on board will be an unforgettable experience. Our combination class starts on Mondays at 9:00am. At that time we'll do an overview of the week ahead, boat orientation, and stowing of provisions and personal items. We'll then set sail for an exciting week of cruising and instruction. Class typically runs from 9:30-5:30 daily. We will return to the marina in the evening, however, one night is spent out at anchor. Classes will conclude early Friday afternoon.
Cost of Course: $2000.00 (plus tax) per person - includes all materials, boat expenses, accommodations, food provisions, instruction, and ASA 101,103, &104 certifications
7 Day Liveaboard Course - 101, 103, 104, 105
Our seven day course allows students to complete all four levels of ASA certifications offered. Everything from basic sailing through coastal navigation is covered. This is a bit much for someone with limited experience, but recommended for rusty or experienced sailors seeking certifications. Classes begin at 9:00 am on either Saturday or Monday and conclude six days later (Sat-Fri or Mon-Sun). Students live aboard the boat for six nights and are provided with three meals a day. The majority of the time is spent on the water with classroom and testing limited to necessity. We move at the pace of our students, affording them individualized attention, making sure every concept is understood before moving on. The seven day program is similar to the five day course, the only difference being the addition of 105 (Coastal Navigation) the last two days.
Cost of Course: $2300.00 (plus tax) per person - includes all materials, accommodations, food provisions, boat expenses, instruction, and ASA 101,103,104 & 105 certifications
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