Sailing Cruising Catamarans – ASA 114
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (104) is also a prerequisite, and can be attained in conjunction with Cruising Catamarans (ASA 114). In either case, ALL MATERIAL IN BOTH STANDARDS (ASA 104 & ASA 114) MUST BE TAUGHT AND TESTED BEFORE 114 CAN BE AWARDED. Check out our schedule of Upcoming ASA 114 classes in San Diego, or contact us to book according to your own schedule (getting a few more friends together makes it’s REALLY simple).
General Description: This is an advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The sailor completing this course 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 catamaran. We teach most of our classes (such as ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran) on Full-Size Catamarans. Examples are the Seawind 1160 or Moorings 3800. These are the size and type of boats used in bareboat charter programs around the world. Also, most charter companies require that you have training on full size catamarans to be qualified to charter their boats. We only use our new Gemini 35 Legacy for our ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising class as it is a good size boat to introduce you to catamaran sailing.