Adv. Coastal Cruising 106


Advanced Coastal Cruising 106

Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel 30’ to 51’. This is a day and night standard in coastal and inland water, in any weather.

Class Overview

In preparation for these advanced sailing lessons, students are asked to complete reading and homework assignments from the Annapolis Book of Seamanship.

Advanced Coastal Cruising is a 4-day, overnight live-aboard, on-the-water class. Three to five students and one instructor will spend 95% of all class time on a 39′ or larger yacht. This class is designed to polish the skills of experienced sailors as skipper and navigator.

The instructor will assign provisioning responsibilities to all students ahead of time for all meals. By noon day one students will depart for Catalina, CA, making way to the next anchorage, enjoying quality time with fellow sailors, meals, and on-the-water instruction over the course of four days.

The previously mentioned reading material and homework is great preparation for the written exam. All practical exams will occur while sailing throughout the trip and on the return to San Diego.

Class Covers

Advanced seamanship and navigational techniques, a wide spectrum of weather conditions, day and night sailing offshore, additional emergency procedures and boat engineering. Additional experience is developed with trip planning, safety equipment, advance procedures, provisioning, boat systems, and personal gear necessary for longer offshore ocean passages.

Class Textbook

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship (can be purchased on Amazon or any book store)


Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering and Coastal Navigation