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Bluewater Waypoints: For the Intermediate Sailor
Waypoint 1 - Begin with the ASA 103 Course
The ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course is an intermediate course that picks up right where Basic Keelboat leaves off. You’ll learn how to sail medium sized boats with diesel inboard engines and build your crew management skills on longer trips and under a wider variety of conditions.
Waypoint 2 - Join the Bluewater Crew List!
Do you need crew for your next Bluewater charter? Want to be crew on another skipper’s charter? It’s easy! Join Bluewater’s Crew List and we’ll contact you when your ship comes in!
Waypoint 3 - Improve Skills with ASA Endorsements and Electives
Looking for experience with night time entries into port? How about learning the basics of celestial navigation or marine weather? Or maybe you’re interests lie in practicing safety procedures, working with marine diesel engines, or managing the spinnaker. No matter what your interests, you can grow your experience and build confidence with Bluewater ASA Endorsements and Electives.
Waypoint 4 - Get Out on the Water in Bigger Boats!
Bluewater Sailing has the largest fleet of vessels reserved for student use in Southern California. Charter a yacht today and build on what you learned in class. Picture heading out on the wonderful waters (usually warm and sunny) of Santa Monica Bay, dolphins jumping in the distance! Beautiful, well-maintained yachts are available for bareboat or crewed charters – daysails, weekends or longer.
Waypoint 5 - Get Ready for Vacation Chartering with ASA 104
After building confidence on larger boats, you might like to try taking a sailing vacation to a tropical locale where you’re the skipper! The ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Course prepares you to do just that. The 104 course, as well as the electives for this next level, will cover the skills you need for safely chartering a boat on a sailing holiday.