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ASA104 / 114 Blue Water Combo

Bareboat Charter Certification

Prerequisites: 30-hours of keelboat sailing after completing your ASA 101 certification and also have completed ASA 103 certification.  Sailing-time guidelines can be waived with lead instructor approval.

At Austin Yacht Club, we do blue water destination trips teaching the ASA104 Bareboat and ASA114 Cruising Catamaran as a combination course in actual charter locations. You learn by doing making the learning process fun and simple.

What is a bareboat certification?

A Bareboat Charter Certification Course – whether on a monohull or catamaran – prepares you to sail your own big boat and charter cruising boats on your own, without professional captain and crew aboard (called Bareboat Cruising by charter companies).

How does a bareboat charter work?

In its simplest form, a bareboat charter arises when the Owner leases his or her vessel out to the Charterer for a fixed period of time. Once the Charterer takes position of the vessel, the Charterer becomes entirely responsible for the vessel.

What is ICC proficiency?

The ICC is the most widely recognized certificate of competence, for those who wish to charter outside the UK. The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is the qualification you will need If you are planning to sail or cruise within Europe and the Mediterranean.

What You’ll Learn in ASA 104 – Bareboat Cruising Course

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising covers 55 skills that must be completed to earn certification. In addition to being able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions you will have knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

You will come away able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

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