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Basic Coastal Cruising (103) & Bareboat Cruising (104) Certification

Basic Coastal Cruising (103)

Course Description: This Intermediate Sailing course is perfect for the sailor who wants to leave the confines of day sailing and get hands-on experience on big cruising boats with wheel steering and diesel engines.

During this course you’ll gain hands-on experience and ….

  • Learn how to dock a cruising yacht.
  • Learn how to pick up a mooring on the first pass, every time.
  • Learn mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems,
  • Learn what sail combinations to carry under various wind and sea conditions.
  • Learn how to identify the elements of that perfect cove and make safe anchorage.
  • Learn new ways to recover crew overboard and how to get them back on the boat.
  • Learn more useful knots. (Yes, more knots!)
  • And much more !

In addition to our top-flight instruction, you get:

  • “Coastal Cruising Made Easy” text book from American Sailing Association.

Prerequisites
• 15 days post Basic Keelboat (101) sailing experience

Basic Coastal Cruising (BBC 103) – 3 days – $750

Lake Lanier Georgia
Sleeping onboard is possible

2021 Classes

9am – 5pm  each day

Session 1 March 5, 6, 7 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 2 April 16, 17, 18 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 3 May 14, 15, 16 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 4 June 25, 26, 27 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 5 Sept. 17, 18, 19 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 6 Oct. 15, 16, 17 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 7 Nov. 12, 13, 14 Fri. thru Sunday

Bareboat Cruising (104)

Course Description: You will become familiar with big boat systems like roller furling genoas, self tailing winches, diesel engines, wheel steering and other topics to prepare you for live – aboard cruising. You will gain hands-on experience with boat systems, meteorology, docking and all other requirements that charter companies demand. Additional topics include

  • Developing special cruising menus and provisions for an extended coastal cruise.
  • Management of capacity and range of the boats water and fuel systems, and electrical system for the comfort and safety of crew on an extended live-aboard cruise.
  • Learn to obtain and interpret detailed weather forecasts appropriate for extended coastal cruising.
  • Discuss phenomena of sea breeze and land breeze and effects on our weather. Learn how to identify conditions which cause fog.
  • Practice advanced methods of docking in strong winds and waves and tidal currents.
  • Discuss the procedures and documents required to enter foreign waters and find out where to obtain this information for any cruising destination.
  • Master the art of anchoring.
  • Conduct motorized dinghy operations
  • “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” text book from American Sailing Association.

Prerequisites
• Basic Keelboat (101)
• At least 10-20 days of sailing experience

Bareboat Charter (BBC 104) – 3 days – $750

Lake Lanier Georgia
Sleeping onboard is possible

2021 Classes

9am to 5pm each day

Session 1 March 19, 20, 21 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 2 April 30, May 1, 2 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 3 June 11, 12, 13 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 4 October 1, 2, 3 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 5 October 29, 30, 31 Fri. thru Sunday
Session 6 December 3, 4, 5 Fri. thru Sunday

Enrollment Terms and Conditions:
Lanier Sailing Academy is financially committed to each trip and requires that all students and passengers meet the same financial commitment level. To hold your reservation, a 50% non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required. Your remaining non-refundable, non-transferable 50% balance is required 45 days prior to your scheduled sail departure date and will be billed to the same credit card unless we are otherwise notified. We recommend purchasing travel insurance.

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