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3 Day Learn to Sail Vacation ASA 105 & 106 3 Person

Thursday, Aug 1, 2024 - 10:00 am through Saturday, Aug 3, 2024 - 3:00 pm

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105 Overview

In this course, you will learn the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.

106 Overview

In this course, you will learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters, day or night, in varying wind and sea conditions.

Prerequisite – ASA 101, 103, and 104

Boat utilized and description – 2016/2019 Beneteau 41.1 or 2015/2017 Beneteau 45

This is an attractive 41 or 45 foot sailing yachts with 3 cabins and 1 or 2 bathrooms.  This is a top of the line cruising model with all the comforts and features to make learning fun and safe.  Features include: Roller furling sails, dodger and bimini, anchor windlass, autopilot, radar, GPS, and color chartplotter.

Boat location – Balboa Marina, Newport Beach, CA

The boat will be docked at the Balboa Marina where our office is located.  This marina has some of the best facilities and is one of the best destinations in Southern California.  Some of the features that make this a great location are:

  • Ample free parking
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Two great restaurants with full bars – SOL Mexican Cocina & Tavern House Kitchen and Bar
  • Starbucks across the street
  • Gas station and minimart across the street
  • Subway across the street
  • Kayak and SUP Rentals a block away – Southwind Kayak Center
  • Large grocery store, 3 blocks away – Pavilions
  • John Wayne (SNA) Airport, 6 miles away
  • Several other great restaurants and bars within a mile
  • Balboa Island within a mile
  • Newport Pier and Balboa Pier within a mile and a half
  • Art Museums of Laguna Beach within 10 miles
  • Disneyland, 20 miles away
  • Numerous hotels and resorts within just a few miles
  • The famed Balboa Bay Club, where John Wayne use to hang out, less than a mile from the marina

What’s included –

  • ASA 105 & ASA 106 materials and textbook “Coastal Navigation Manual, Solutions Workbook & Instructional DVD and the International Marine Book of Sailing” These require significant study before the course starts.
  • Fuel, insurance, and safety gear (including life jackets)
  • Mooring fees in Catalina
  • Dinghy – 10’ with E propulsion Outboard
  • High quality bedding (duvet in Fall, Winter and Spring; cotton blanket in Summer) along with fitted sheets and your choice of pillows (exact selection based on availability)
  • Comfortable, upgraded mattresses. If you are going to “live” on a boat, you should be comfortable!
  • Bath towel, hand towel, beach towel, and dish towels
  • Fully equipped galley with refrigerator, sink, oven, stove, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, glasses, cups and coffee mugs. BBQ outside in the cockpit
  • Hot water in the sinks and showers. “No cold showers for this sailor, thank you very much!”
  • Stereo with speakers inside the cabin and outside in the cockpit
  • The boat is also stocked with 15 disposable items for your convenience. (Click here for a list)
  • Cleaning and washing after your stay. It wouldn’t be a vacation if you had to clean up!

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