Cruising can range from day sails to living aboard longer trips of several days or more, to extended sails with offshore passages. NESC has developed a five day International Bareboat Cruising Certification (IBCC) course. The curriculum can be completed within a Monday through Friday consecutive course with live aboard format, or it can be split over weekends into a two day session and a three day session. With a three day weekend course students add in a Friday or Monday to complete their final weekend session.
Your classroom will be a Beneteau 39 cruising yacht. Training will cover both theory and skill requirements for the Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising standards. The first two days will cover the skills for Basic Cruising with the option for ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising certification. The final three days will cover the skills for Bareboat Cruising with the option for ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising certification. Completion of your training will qualify you to sail a cruising yacht up to 54 feet. Testing for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certifications will provide you with International recognition of your qualifications.
We have a maximum of four students in our group courses. Private lessons are also available for individuals, couples and families. Contact us to check course availability and to schedule your course.
If certifying, students must have completed the Basic Keelboat course or have comparable training to challenge the certification.
Students may choose to complete the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising certification exam after completing the second day’s curriculum. The ASA certification fee is $50 and includes text.
Students may choose to complete the ASA Bareboat Cruising certification exam after completing the sixth day’s curriculum. The ASA certification fee is $50 and includes text.
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising certification ($50)
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising certification ($50)
Curriculum for this course includes a review of terminology and sailing techniques relative to a mid-size auxiliary cruising sailboat followed by on the water training. Topics covered include auxiliary cruising sailboat systems, maneuvering under power and sail, basic coastal navigation and coarse plotting, reefing, anchoring, crew overboard, safety at sea, radio operation, weather forecast interpretation, and heavy weather techniques.