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ASA Training Base
Since 1983, ASA (American Sailing Association) has established and maintained a complete system of international standards for sailing training programs. It trains instructors and students, and continues to improve the system. Far East Boats introduced the ASA training system to China in 2012, and has established 7 training schools across the country. The ASA training and certifying center in Shanghai has 10 certified instructors and provides training course and certification for 5 classes of keelboat.
Long History, Complete Training System
Since 1983, the ASA has established and maintained a complete training system for keelboats and continues improve it today with courses covering keelboats, multihulls, centerboards, radars, celestial navigation, weather, and docking.
Certification by Authorities Covering Wide Fields
More than 300 professional navigation schools are using the ASA system throughout the world. 85% of commercial navigation schools have adopted the ASA training system in America. The ASA certification is widely accepted by chartering companies and all branch training institutes of the ASA. More than 7,500 navigation instructors have been certified and more than 423,000 students have received ASA certification.
Advanced Training Concept and Humanization
The concept of ASA is that it is safe to sail at sea, easy to learn and enjoyable. We recommend easy-to-learn teaching methods, and explain profound theories in simple language. There is no complete sailing training system in our nation. However, it is critical for the safety of the crews sailing or navigating. Receiving any certification can avoid legal problems.
Former professional sailboard athlete and has accumulated much experience in many national regattas and sailboard shows.
ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat)
Description: Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. No auxiliary power operation is required.
ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising)
Description: Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104 (Bareboat cruising)
Prerequisites: ASA101 / ASA103
Description: Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderated to heavy winds and sea conditions.
ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation)
Description: Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no sailing skills part in this standard.
ASA 110 (Basic Small Boat Sailing)
Description: Able to skipper a non-ballasted centerboard/daggerboard monohull or multihull sailboat of approximately 8 to 20 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, sail trim, points of sail, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance/recovery and navigation rules to avoid collisions.