Schedule of Courses
A Cut Above ~
We use rugged, high quality cruising yachts for all of
our sailing courses with world-class, long distance cruising reputations.
Basic and Intermediate Level courses (ASA101, 103, 104 and
118) are taught on our Island Packet IP32 sailing yachts.
Advanced Coastal and Ocean Training Cruises (ASA106 and 108) are taught on
NAVIGATOR our IP40 sailing yacht.
Students may sleep, aboard during all onboard sailing classes and cruises.
NAVIGATOR is equipped with an extensive list of new equipment for
extended cruising and ocean passagemaking, including:
Genoa whisker pole for offwind sailing
Single sideband HF long distance radio with
Pactor modem permitting voice and email communications and a wide array of
weather forecast images and text
Garmin radar and AIS automatic identification
Garmin multi function display (MFD) including
electronic charts, heading sensor, radar, AIS imaging, wind displays, and Sirius
XM weather displays.
Iridium GO satellite communicator providing a
WiFi network for email and voice comm using an iPhone and email using a laptop
NAVTEX stand alone receiver
Garmin wind direction and speed sensors
displaying in cockpit and on MFD
SPOT position tracking device
Life raft mounted on deck in a hard canister
plus abandon ship equipment
EPIRB with GPS registered with NOAA
Medical kit and medical advisory
service with George Washington University emergency medical facility accessible
via Sat Phone
Charts, plotting sheets, plotting tools,
sextant and navigation reference books
Ship's steering compass, sailing instruments,
depth sounder, Garmin 182C GPS Display, and masthead Windex for helm use
Sea berths with lee cloths
Cockpit canvas including dodger, Bimini
Refrigeration and propane cooking stove
Air conditioning for dockside use
Inventory of key spare parts and components