Ipanema 58 Sailing Classes

ASA 105, Coastal Navigation Certification

This course focuses on developing the necessary knowledge of navigational theory to ensure the safe navigation of a vessel during both daytime and nighttime conditions in coastal and inland waterways. It emphasizes the use of traditional navigation charts and methods. Along with coastal and large-scale charts specific to the cruising area, this standard covers the identification and utilization of various government publications, including Chart #1, Federal Requirements for Recreational Vessels, COLREGS, Lists of Lights, Buoys & Fog Signals, Tidal Almanacs & Tables, Coast Pilots & Cruising Guides, Local Rules & Regulations, and Notice to Mariners.

Throughout the course, students will apply traditional navigation techniques through classroom exercises and practical assignments while incorporating appropriate practices to plan sailing journeys. This includes calculating tidal streams (TdV), determining estimated positions (EP), establishing courses to steer (CTS), and maintaining accurate log records. Students will also employ time-honored piloting and navigation procedures, such as utilizing both man-made and natural “transits” or constructing a “running fix.” Furthermore, they will learn how to combine these traditional methods with modern chart plotter techniques for mechanical plotting. This integration enables them to determine range and bearing, set alarms for “distance to hazard” and cross-track error margins, and activate waypoints and routes. *Pre-requisites ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran, and ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising.

If you have passed your ASA 105, CONGRATULATIONS! You should take ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising next. (Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions)

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Ipanema 58 Sailing offers expert instruction on an advanced flagship Catamaran, and ASA certification training provided by the renowned New England Saling Center in Jamestown RI. The NESC is an accredited American Sailing Association training facility.

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ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising - ASA Certified.

Become capable of assuming the role of both skipper and crew on a sailing vessel ranging from 30 to 50 feet in length, while ensuring safety in coastal and inland waters under any weather conditions.

Image showing the unique characteristics of the Oxley Self Stabilizing Sail on an Ipanema 58 advanced, flagship catamaran.

ASA 107, Celestial Navigation - ASA Certified.

Be proficient in the application of celestial navigation theory and techniques to ensure the safe navigation of a sailing vessel in offshore waters. Practical on-water proficiency in celestial navigation skills is showcased in ASA 108, a course dedicated to offshore passagemaking.

ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking - ASA Certified.

Become competent of assuming the role of a skipper on extended offshore voyages that involve celestial navigation. Possesses expertise in various aspects, including long-term passage planning, selecting appropriate vessels for offshore journeys, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency protocols, abandon ship procedures, safety measures, and seamanship.

 Ipanema 58 Sailing Options

We offer several options for travel and training.

Northeastern Coast Experience

Six-day cruising with private berth only $4000 per individual, or $5800 for husband/wife team

Ipanema 58 Availability

Available schedule June 1 through September 15. Call the NESC office for availability and details at (888) 221-6623 or use the form below to submit an inquiry.

Jamestown, RI to Marathon, FL

Amazing 7-10 day passage-making instructional voyage available from Jamestown, Rhode Island to Marathon, Florida the end of September. Very limited availability, inquire to book now.

Ipanema 58 Sailing/ New England Sailing Center

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