ASA classes are offered on any of our sailboats
Instruction is also available on our Power Cats
We offer ASA Courses 101, 103, 104 & 114. Several times throughout the year we offer group classes, call for dates and more information.
Abaco Sailing is our ASA School name and is a division of CruiseAbaco.
Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
General Description: Able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certificate
General Description: Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.
Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification
General Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.
Completion of this class will qualify you to captain your bareboat charter or your own boat
Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (104) is also a prerequisite and can be attained either by itself prior to BBC Multihull (114) or in conjunction with BBC Multihull (114). In either case,
General Description: An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
"Our charter with Cruise Abaco was one of the most amazing vacations that my wife and I had EVER taken, and we had some
fantastic vacations! We chartered the 37' Tayana in the Sea of Abaco, Bahamas. Mark Gonsalves, the owner and our Captain met
us at the marina and ushered us to our sailboat that he had docked in Hope Town. From there, our ASA instruction and the
vacation that followed were simply amazing! I can only describe Mark as one of the nicest, most professional, knowledgeable
sailing captains that I have ever met. His willingness to accommodate us was a true relief, and he FAR exceeded our
expectations. He ensured not only that our ASA exams were of the utmost priority, but that after training time we enjoyed
the Abacos with a very personalized touch that we are CERTAIN we would not have had with anyone else. Mark certainly was a
joy to sail and learn with. I cannot imagine our vacation and ASA certification program with anyone else! We were truly
astounded with the level of service provided" - Scott and Beverly H., January 2006
Phone connections to the Bahamas are not always good -- we do check e-mail several times every day.
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