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To arrange a bareboat learning course, please contact us at info@islandsailing.org or
(503) 285-7765. We'll discuss the options available for where and when you'd like to go sailing.

BAREBOAT Chartering

Learn to sail & charter large sailboats in exotic locations

Learn to sail, operate and charter large sailboats in exotic locations with the ASA 104 Bareboat course. The Bareboat course teaches you a complete understanding of vessel systems, trip planning, and large boat handling so you can fully enjoy your charter adventure.

Skippering a large sailboat for multiple days requires a diverse range of knowledge and skills: you're the Skipper, Navigator, Weatherman, Engineer, Cook, Plumber and all while responsible for the proper care, feeding and planning of your crew.

Small Group Instruction & Charter

The Bareboat Class is a mini-charter. After departing you'll learn and practice everything you need to know to charter on your own - including big boat sailing and handling as well as systems, how to plan, prepare and cook for extended trips.

Some examples of what you'll learn and practice:

- Advanced sailing theory
- Advanced vessel maneuvering under power
- Anchoring, rafting and mooring techniques
- Towing a Dingy
- Navigation
- Entering new ports and marinas
- Provisioning and cooking for extended cruises
- Boat systems: electrical, propane, & plumbing
- Diesel engine use and troubleshooting
- Emergency readiness

Prices & Registration

ASA Bareboat 104 Course: $900.00 per sailor (Club Members $810.00)

What's Included:

- Small Group Instruction
- Basic Provisioning included
- ASA 104 Certification included

To register online, select a class date to begin registration. Please complete the form and process for each student as we need those details for the class.... *note: if a member, please contact us to book directly with Member Discounts. Class Booking Conditions (Deposits, Refunds and Cancellations) are detailed here

Bareboat involves strengthening core competencies (sail trim, boat handling, etc...) as well as learning boat systems, navigation, anchoring, weather and big boat handling techniques.

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