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ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation

Learn the Fundamentals of Navigation!

The ASA 105 Coastal Navigation course is a theoretical navigation course using Southern California charts, not East Coast training charts. You’ll be exploring real life local boating and navigation issues. We break down the navigation process into easily understood and practical steps.

You will gain an understanding of “Voyage Planning” using paper charts and traditional tools. Yes, everyone uses electronic tools out on the water, but when you’re at home dreaming about your next vacation, you’ll know how to plan the entire voyage, including where to go when you get there.

Coastal Navigation is not just about getting from point A to point B safely. We’ll teach you how to plan a sailing vacation anywhere in the world. This is a fun classroom class. It is not an on the water class, but it will change the way you think about piloting a sailboat.

Our Coastal Navigation class encompasses both lecture and practice on charts. The lectures are done as a group; then each student will work on their own navigation package. Every student will receive a great deal of personal attention.

And, at the end of the class if you feel like you would benefit from some extra instruction, you may attend the course again at no cost.

Prerequisites: None

Location: Marina Del Rey, CA


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105 Details

Our Coastal Navigation course will help you gain an understanding of “Voyage Planning” using paper charts and traditional tools. Included in your tuition is:

  • 16+ Hours of classroom instruction
  • With an American Sailing Association certification (optional) you’ll receive their official log book, certification documents, monthly publication and more.
  • Chart reading
  • Course plotting
  • Position determining
  • Deduced reckoning, estimated positions, running fixes, danger bearings
  • Tides and currents
  • Electronic and other aids to navigation

Group classes are held once a week, for four hours a session totaling 16+ hours. (Usually on a Saturday or Sunday.)

Private courses are also available.  Contact us for more details.

* Textbook / Tools and ASA certification and processing are optional 
Textbook / Tools:($58)*
ASA certification and processing:($85)*