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Basic Coastal Cruising (103)
If coastal cruising is your desire, this training program will provide you the technical knowledge and skills training to realize your dream. After the 5-hr Basic Coastal Cruising (BCC) ground school, you then participate in our weekly 2-hr Sailing Outings till your skills are sufficient to journey to one of our coastal locations for your 3 to 5 day testing and skills evaluation.

Gain the knowledge and abilities to safely act as skipper and crew of a day sailing vessel 25 to 35 feet in any conditions. Below are some of the major topics discussed in this class.

  • Parts of the Boat
  • Boating Legal Requirements (Federal & State Law)
  • Boating Safety
  • Equipment (Anchor,instruments,VHF, Radio Protocols, etc.)
  • Rules of the Road and Boating Laws
  • Responsibilities of Skipper and Crew
  • Hazards (Weather, Flammables, Sickness, etc.)
  • Anchoring
  • Weather
  • Emergencies (Sinking, Grounding, Rigging Failure, Engine Failure, etc.)
  • Basic Navigation Aids
  • Emergency First Responses

Our unique approach to education permits convenient training at your leisure here in Atlanta for as long as YOU require.  When you feel your skills and knowledge are ready for the next step, you then transition those skills to a coastal location where tides, navigation aids and coastal weather complete your training.

This class will ensure that your first charter experience will be memorable for all the right reasons!  Success requires judgment and judgment requires experience.  Our programs enable YOU to decide how much practice time YOU require to ensure your success.

  Read the Standards:  ASA Basic Coastal Cruising (103)  
Ground school - $225
  Related courses: Instructional Coastal Sailing Trips (203)
  Also checkout our other programs providing ASA sailing instructions, cruises, clinics and fun sails.