Coastal Navigation 105

The Coastal Navigation, ASA 105, graduate will have demonstrated the art of traditional navigation techniques and the ability to integrate electronic navigation tools into the navigation plan.


This home study class offers a comprehensive overview of all forms of navigation exclusive of celestial navigation.

The goal of this course is to demonstrate and consistently apply the navigational theory required to safely navigate sailing vessels in coastal or inland waters.

In preparation for the exam, students are asked to complete reading and homework assignments from the Coastal Navigation and Piloting textbook. There is no sailing skills component to this ASA Standard; practical application of this sailing knowledge is offered in the ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising Class.

Home Study Covers

Chart reading, dead reckoning, taking bearings, plotting techniques, tides and currents, set and drift calculations, compass steering, navigation rules and aides, and electronic navigational equipment. Learn at your own pace and test when your ready; ask about our 2-hour tutor session. (no prerequisites)

Class Textbook

Coastal Navigation & Piloting

Print Study Guide

Prerequisites: None

  • Member Fee: Class Materials – $125
  • Non Member Fee: Class Materials – $175
  • Tutoring Fee: $25 per hour

Sailing Lesson Schedule

Coastal Navigation 105 Home Study
Home Study
call office for private tutoring.
Call office to schedule written examination, 9-5 daily.