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ASA Offshore Passagemaking & Celestial Navigation Voyage

Earn your ASA 108 & 117 or your ASA 208 & ASA 217 certifications

ASA Offshore Passagemaking & Celestial Navigation Voyage

Earn your ASA 108 & 117 or your ASA 208 & ASA 217 certifications

The Manhattan Sailing School is offering ASA 108 & ASA 117 aboard a mega sailing yacht on voyages to and from New York, Bermuda, and the British Virgin Islands.

The Manhattan Sailing School is offering an opportunity for a select few students to embark on a passage on Arabella, a 156 foot luxury sailing yacht, while participating in certification courses for ASA 108 Offshore Passagemaking and ASA 117 Basic Celestial Endorsement. Instructors would be able to take the IQC’s for ASA 208 & ASA 217.

“Arabella” is a 156-foot mega-yacht featuring three masts with staysail schooner rigging. She has 20 staterooms with all the modern luxuries you’d expect on a mega yacht – all rooms have their own shower, heads, and individual climate control. “Arabella” has teak decks, a Jacuzzi, cushioned sun deck, as well as a covered aft veranda. Her main salon is spacious enough for all students to enjoy meals and study sessions together.

While this is not a pleasure cruise, sailors would be hard-pressed to not feel the luxury of Arabella while expanding upon their sailing education.

ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking (Prerequisite: ASA 106)
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.

ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement (No prerequisites)
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.

Instructors would be able to take the IQC’s for ASA 208 & ASA 217.

Instructors need to meet prerequisite requirements for 208 and 217 per the logbook.

Key prerequisites for ASA 208:
300 hrs of teaching experience as a 206 instructor.

The Logbook is being changed to require 207 or 217 (obtainable on this trip)
The Logbook is being changed to 600 NM which includes 251 NM offshore (this trip)

Prerequisite for 217: ASA 205 Coastal navigation Instructor.

Expand your sailing knowledge
...not as a tourist, but as an active member of the crew as you earn your offshore passagemaking certification!
This opportunity is part of Arabella's annual migration to the British Virgin Islands for the charter season.
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Taking a course aboard Arabella is a unique opportunity to take ASA 108/208 & ASA 117/217 on a three-masted, schooner-rigged yacht. Each passage affords students the opportunity to learn the material over a week-long voyage.

Staterooms are available exclusively for ASA Members for $3,000 per person.
This cost includes the coursework, certification and provisions.

Everyone deserves this type of mega yacht sailing experience at some point in their lives, but few can afford it until now. As an ASA member you have the opportunity to join us on this unique, and unforgettable, sailing vacation.

  • Arabella Testimonial Marge

    “Steering a 157 foot schooner under full canvas in 20-25 plus winds was exciting, with the wind tearing at my hair. With beautiful blue skies and turquoise seas in 80 degrees, what could be better?”

    Marge Benning, Denver CO

  • Arabella Testimonial Tracy Kosbau

    “Everything is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about anything. You just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh sea air and fantastic ports of call to explore. In a very short time, we all got to know each other and everyone felt like family to me. I learned a lot, and enjoyed sharing this brief moment in time and space on this lovely boat called the Arabella.”

    Tracy Kosbau

  • Arabella Testimonial Tim Shuman

    “What do a film producer, a tech consultant, a dad and his son have in common with a group of Puritans? They all boarded a boat named Arabella bound for Massachusetts, albeit 385 years apart. Unlike John Winthrop and crew the modern passengers sailed in comfort on an ASA sponsored voyage to Martha’s Vinyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk islands!”

    Tim Shuman

  • Arabella Testimonial Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan

    “Absolutely no better way to relax… A full day of sailing aboard the “melts my heart” Arabella, lobster for dinner and slow trip back to the schooner during golden hour. Fantastic!”

    Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan

This voyage will sell out quickly!

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Earn ASA 108/208 & ASA 117/217 Aboard Arabella

This itinerary is only an example. All stops are subject to the captain’s discretion and may vary due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Day 1

Board in Soper's Hole, BVI or Bermuda

The voyage begins in either the BVI or Bermuda with departure times set by the weather and conditions. Arabella’s tender will pick you up and once aboard, you will be assigned your cabin. Lessons will be taught daily while underway.


Day 2-6

Sailing


Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.

Day 7

Disembark

Disembark in Bermuda or New York City.


Staterooms on Arabella

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Owners Stateroom

 

The Owners Staterooms (#15 and #16) are Arabella's largest and most luxurious. They are located amidships in the most stable part of the boat. These staterooms feature a queen bed, private shower and head, individual climate control, and plenty of room for you to spread out and relax.

Starting from $3,450 / person for an Owners Stateroom (based on double occupancy). Book Now >

 

Premier Stateroom

 

These spacious Premier Staterooms (#7, #8, #9, #10) are located amidships of the yacht and feature a queen bed, private shower, head, individual climate control, and all the amenities a sailor could ask for.

Starting from $2,950 / person for a Premier Stateroom (based on double occupancy). Book Now >

 

Deluxe Stateroom

 

Staterooms feature a double bed, private shower, head, and individual climate control.

Pricing is $3,000 per person.

This fee includes the cost of the course, certification and provisions.

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Double Stateroom

 

These staterooms are located in the aft section of the yacht and feature a pair of over/under single berths, private shower, head, and individual climate control.

Some doubles include a single full size bed.

Starting from $1,890 / person for a Double Stateroom (based on double occupancy). Book Now >

 

Getting To The British Virgin Islands

For more information about getting to the BVIs and what to do and where to stay while you’re here visit bvitourism.com

What Are You Waiting For?

This kind of sailing vacation is a once in a lifetime opportunity and everyone knows it!
Staterooms will sell out fast, so don't delay - reserve your berth today!

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April 27th, 2020 - May 2, 2020
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