Ipanema 58 Sailing Classes

ASA 107, Celestial Navigation Certification

Throughout history, humans have relied on celestial observations to navigate their way on Earth. It was only a few centuries ago that we developed systems to calculate latitude and longitude using the positions of celestial bodies, leading to the emergence of celestial navigation with the use of a sextant. The fundamental concept behind celestial navigation involves determining angles between the observer, the horizon, and predictable celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, planets, and stars.

In today’s technologically advanced era, we heavily rely on precise and user-friendly navigation technology. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that technology can sometimes fail. For the sake of safety and self-reliance, mastering celestial navigation remains an essential skill for all sailors who venture into the open ocean.

By enrolling in the ASA 107 course offered by Modern Sailing School & Club, you will learn to:

– Apply the principles and techniques of celestial navigation to safely navigate a sailing vessel in offshore waters.
– Utilize a sextant to determine your vessel’s position using the Local Apparent Noon method.
– Determine your location by plotting lines of position and fixes based on the sun, moon, planets, and stars.

If you have ever aspired to sail beyond the visible horizon, ASA 107, Celestial Navigation, is the course for you at Modern Sailing School & Club. Acquire the confidence and assurance that no matter how far you venture from the shore, you will always possess the ability to find your way.

*Pre-requisites ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 105, Coastal Navigation.


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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.

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ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising - 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.

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