ASA 105 & 106 Sailing Certification

Enhance your sailing with Naos Yachts' ASA 105 & ASA 106 courses for expert bareboat cruising. Navigate & cruise with confidence. Sign up now!

Continue your Bareboat Cruising Certification with Naos Yachts' ASA 105 and ASA 106 Courses

Are you ready to navigate the seas with confidence and take your sailing skills to the next level? Naos Yachts invites you to advance your bareboat cruising certification with our advanced ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation) and ASA 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising) courses. These courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and techniques necessary for confident and safe navigation through various sailing conditions.

Your Sailing Journey Awaits with Naos Yachts

At Naos Yachts, we understand that life is too short to stay at the dock. Founded by the renowned offshore racer Charly Devanneaux, we've established ourselves as the leading sailboat dealership and brokerage on the West Coast. Our passion for sailing is matched only by our commitment to providing the highest quality education and sailing experiences. With offices in California and Hawaii, our fleet includes prestigious brands like Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel Trimaran, Wellcraft, and Amel.

Navigating Towards Mastery: The ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Course

The ASA 105 course is designed to transform you into a proficient navigator, capable of plotting your course in any coastal region. This comprehensive program covers chart reading, position fixing, tides, currents, and includes practical exercises that ensure you gain hands-on experience. Prior to enrolling, we recommend that you've successfully completed the ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising course (a prerequisite of this course) to ensure you have a solid foundation.

What You'll Learn in the ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Course

The ASA 105 course, focusing on Coastal Navigation, is crucial for any sailor aspiring to navigate safely along coastlines. Here’s what the course covers:

  • Chart Reading and Interpretation: Learn how to read and interpret nautical charts effectively, a fundamental skill for navigation.
  • Position Fixing: Gain the ability to determine your vessel’s position using visual and electronic aids.
  • Understanding Tides and Currents: Master the skills to calculate and predict the effect of tides and currents on your voyage, which is essential for coastal navigation.
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Elevate Your Sailing with ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising

Once you've mastered coastal navigation, the ASA 106 course is your gateway to advanced cruising. This curriculum is tailored for sailors who aspire to undertake longer passages and face various weather conditions with expertise. With a focus on sail handling, night-time navigation, and emergency scenarios, this course is a significant step towards achieving mastery on the waters.

Advancing Further with the ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Course

After mastering coastal navigation, the ASA 106 course takes you to the next level of sailing. This course is tailored for those who are ready to handle longer and more demanding passages. It includes:

  • Advanced Sail Handling Techniques: Learn to optimize sail trim according to various weather conditions.
  • Night-time Navigation: Acquire the skills to navigate safely at night, ensuring that you can handle your vessel in any situation.
  • Emergency Scenarios Preparation: Be prepared for unexpected situations with training on handling common emergency scenarios at sea.

Why Certification Matters: The Benefits of Being ASA Certified

Acquiring your ASA 105 and ASA 106 certifications isn't just about adding titles to your name - it's about ensuring your safety, enhancing your cruising experiences, and unlocking new possibilities. Certified sailors are recognized for their capabilities, which can lead to increased chartering opportunities and the confidence to explore exotic destinations.

Setting Sail with Naos Yachts

When you choose Naos Yachts for your ASA certifications, you're opting for quality over quantity. Our classes are intentionally small to provide you with personalized instruction and never canceled due to underbooking - weather permitting. Our boutique sailing school experience ensures that you receive the attention and expertise you need to succeed.

Booking Your ASA Courses with Naos Yachts

Ready to chart a course towards advanced sailing proficiency? Booking your ASA 105 and ASA 106 courses with Naos Yachts is your first step towards the horizon. To reserve your spot and start your next sailing adventure, contact us today at +13108218446 or Our team of experienced sailors is eager to share their knowledge and passion for sailing with you.

Remember, at Naos Yachts, we have the vessel for every phase of your sailing journey - from education to chartering and ownership. Don't let another day pass you by. Contact us now to learn more about our services and start your advanced bareboat cruising certification today!

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What prerequisites are needed for ASA 105 and ASA 106 courses at Naos Yachts?

For ASA 105, we recommend completing ASA 104 to have a solid foundation. ASA 106 requires mastery in coastal navigation, which is obtained from ASA 105.

Are there hands-on experiences included in the ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Course?

Yes, the ASA 105 course includes practical exercises in chart reading, position fixing, and understanding tides and currents.

What skills will I learn in the ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Course?

You'll learn advanced sail handling, night-time navigation, and how to manage emergency scenarios for safe long-distance cruising.

Why is it important to be ASA certified?

ASA certification ensures safety, enhances cruising experiences, and is recognized globally, leading to more chartering opportunities.

How does Naos Yachts ensure quality education in their courses?

We keep our classes small for personalized instruction and maintain a high standard of teaching to ensure each student's success.

Can I charter a yacht with Naos Yachts once I'm certified?

Certainly, acquiring ASA certifications with us opens up opportunities for chartering a yacht and exploring exotic destinations with confidence.

Are the ASA courses at Naos Yachts ever canceled due to underbooking?

No, our classes are never canceled due to underbooking; we adhere to our schedule weather permitting.

How can I book my ASA 105 or ASA 106 course with Naos Yachts?

You can book your course by contacting us at +13108218446 or via email at to start your advanced sailing education.

Does Naos Yachts offer services beyond sailing education?

Yes, we provide a full suite of services including yacht chartering, brokerage, and ownership opportunities.

Who will be instructing the ASA courses at Naos Yachts?

Our courses are taught by experienced sailors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise in sailing.