Ipanema 58 Sailing Classes

ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising Certification

As an advanced standard for sail training and maneuvering, students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in handling yachts. Advanced sail trim techniques will be covered, including the use of force diagrams to determine centers of effort, lateral resistance, gravity, buoyancy, as well as lift and drag thresholds as wind conditions change. Special attention will be given to preparing a yacht for sailing in heavy weather, and if weather permits, students will learn to use asymmetrical cruising spinnakers.

In addition, students are required to have a deep understanding of weather forecast interpretation and local weather observation, utilizing the ship’s instrumentation to track the movement of weather systems in the cruising area.

Considerable emphasis is placed on contingency and emergency planning, particularly in relation to night sailing and coastal passages. Students will learn how to effectively respond to emergencies such as towing, grounding, dismasting, and dewatering.

Night sailing and coastal passages necessitate additional equipment and safety preparations for both the vessel and its crew. This includes properly hoisting and securing gear on deck, inspecting and preparing abandon ship equipment, establishing crew watch-keeping schedules, and anticipating and preparing for customs and immigration procedures, both internationally and within local territories and waters.

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Other Classes

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.

Ipanema 58 Helm

ASA 105, Coastal Navigation - ASA Certified.

Become capable of implementing navigational principles and techniques to ensure the secure navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.

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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