Arabella Grand Tour Sailing Vacation

ASA Offshore Passagemaking & Celestial Navigation Endorsement

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ASA Offshore Passagemaking & Celestial Navigation Endorsement Voyage
Bermuda to British Virgin Islands, November 22nd, 2019 - November 27th, 2019

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

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The Manhattan Sailing School and American Sailing Association are offering ASA 108 & ASA 117 on a mega sailing yacht from Bermuda to the British Virgin Islands.

The Manhattan Sailing School and American Sailing Association are 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
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
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.

Join ASA and 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 $2500 per person.
This cost includes the coursework, certification and provisions.

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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 Bermuda

The voyage begins in 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 the British Virgin Islands and enjoy a taste of island life before you fly back home.

 

Staterooms on Arabella

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Deluxe Staterooms

 

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

Pricing is $2,500 per person.

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

 

Contact Arabella Concierge

Have questions about this voyage? Or Arabella? Or the staterooms?
Then contact the Arabella Concierge at arabella@asa.com
or complete the contact form below.

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This version of a sailing course is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Staterooms will sell out fast, so don't delay - reserve your berth today!

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