ASA-104: Bareboat Chartering

Prequisite Certifications: ASA-101, ASA-103

Experience Level: “I’m a confident day sailor and ready to learn how to liveaboard on a cruising boat!”

ASA 104 – Bareboat Chartering prepares sailors to get the most out of their sailing experience, by allowing them to confidently charter and crew yachts themselves all around the world. This course teaches navigation, boat systems, diesel engine checks, advanced crew overboard techniques, emergency procedures under sail, reefing, double anchoring, finer points of sail trim, cooking meals onboard, general liveaboard skills as well as docking practice. ASA-104 includes the textbook Bareboat Cruising Made Easy. This course includes all meals.

ASA-104 Certification will serve as your European boat license, which is required to sail any vessel in many foreign countries, including Mediterranean and Caribbean ports.

ASA-104 Only: $599 for individuals, $1139 for a pair, or $1699 for three people. Includes the ASA-104 textbook and all meals. This is a sleep-aboard course.

ASA-103 & 104 Combination: $1129 for individuals, $2199  for a pair, or $3249 for three people. Includes ASA-103 and ASA-104 textbooks, all breakfasts and lunches, and Saturday dinner onboard. This is a sleep-aboard course.

We begin by boarding our boat in Bayfield, Wisconsin on Lake Superior.

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2023 Lake Superior courses

ASA 103 & 104 / May 31-June 4.
Board May 30th after 7pm.

ASA 104 / June 10-11.
Board June 9th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / July 13-16.  
Board July 12th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / July 27-30.  
Board July 26th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / August 3-6.
Board August 2nd after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / August 24-27.  
Board August 23rd after 7pm

ASA 103 & 104 / Sept. 14-17.  
Board Sept. 13th after 7pm