New England Sailing Center (NESC)

Day Sailor

Day Sailor

  • Description:

Day sailing on a cruising yacht can be very rewarding as you share the joy of sailing with family and friends.

NESC offers a two day Day Sailor Cruising Certification course. The course will cover the skills for Basic Cruising with the option for ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising certification. Testing for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising will provide you with International recognition of your qualifications. Your classroom will be a Beneteau 39 cruising yacht.

We have a maximum of four students in our group courses. Private lessons are also available for individuals, couples and families.

  • Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat certification

If certifying, students must have completed the Basic Keelboat course or have comparable training to challenge the certification.

  • Certification: ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Certification

Students may choose to complete the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising certification exam after completing the second day’s curriculum.

  • Duration: Two days
  • Jamestown Cost:
  • Monohull
$840 per person
  • Tuition Includes:
  • Course texts and exam fee
  • Boat fuel
  • Yacht damage insurance
  • Curriculum:

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.

Visit our Day Sailor Certification Overview for more information on this course.