A two day class covering the piloting, systems, seamanship and safety aspects specific to catamarans 30-50 feet. Upon completion you should be capable of acting as skipper or crew on a cat of this size in coastal waters in moderate conditions. Suitable time is spent on maneuvering with dual engines, anchoring and docking techniques, crew overboard procedures, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and more.
Note: This class is 2 days long to assure you get plenty of helm time. We only use full-sized catamarans for ASA 114, an important feature that distinguishes us from some of our competitors. Most charter boat companies require bareboaters to be either experienced, or trained, on boats similar to what the charter company offers, which are typically large catamarans with beam of 20+ feet. Because of limited lodging options around marinas at Puerto Escondido or La Paz, students for this class are invited to stay aboard the catamaran during this class, adding to the cost, but also the value.
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In order to provide the best experience and maximum personal instruction, WCM typically limits class sizes to 4 persons (except Coastal Navigation - ASA 105). The minimum number for a class to take place is 3 students. Your class WILL BE RESCHEDULED if the class has less than 3 students. There are no refunds. You may have the option of paying extra to keep the class at the scheduled time with less than 3 students. The best way to make sure your class goes off as scheduled, at the price listed here, is to HELP US FILL THE CLASS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
You are required to purchase and review the course materials prior to your arrival. This ensures the classes can move along swiftly, you get the best result, and spend more time on the water, sailing!
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking, and tuition will be paid in full 60 days prior to beginning of class. This balance payment is also not refundable. WCM will charge your credit card the tuition balance 60 days prior to the first day of your scheduled class, or you can pay the balance online.
*Port and Marina Fees, and applicable taxes, are included in the listed price. If you book online, a 6% fee will be added by the third-party provider of this reservation service. This fee is not collected by WCM, and in most cases is non-refundable. Prices subject to change without notice.
Because Stuff Happens
Up to 60 days before the start of your scheduled course or class, you may request an alternate date. There are no refunds offered, however you may reschedule your class booking for a fee (20% of the full class amount), booking another date up to one year from your original class start date.
Please understand that your change/rescheduling affects all other enrolled students, some of whom may have already purchased airfare and taken time off work. Your changes also affect your instructor’s schedule, as well as boat scheduling. This could result in postponing the class or canceling it entirely. For these reasons there are no refunds or rescheduling within 60 days of class start date.
Typically Amazing Weather in the Sea of Cortez.... But
While weather is generally benign and reliable in the middle Sea of Cortez, there are seasonal storms and weather anomalies that may pose some risk. WCM will, on rare occasions, have to postpone a class due to inclement weather. This decision is made at the discretion of the sailing instructor and management of WCM Sailing School. If a decision to postpone a class is made, it is done so with the safety and comfort of of our clients in mind. If foul weather is forecast we urge you to contact us for an update.
Sample the Life
We provide free lodging on our boats for all classes that require overnight sailing, anchoring, mooring or docking as part of the class syllabus. These classes are Bareboat Multihull Charter (ASA 104/114), Sea of Cortez Complete Sailing (ASA 101, 103, 104, 114) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 105 & 106 or 114).
Enjoy Our Locations
Our ASA Students have access to the beautiful amenities at Marina Puerto Escondido at the Loreto location, including restaurant, market, free wifi, outdoor deck/lounge area with plunge pool, laundry, and reasonable walking distance to Tripui Resort and Restaurant. Shuttle/cab can be arranged for trips into historic Loreto, just 15 miles north. Similarly fine facilities are at the Marina Palmira location in La Paz as well.