In The Classroom: ASA 108/117 Offshore Passagemaking and Celestial Navigation

By: Instructors, Schools

Currently, a group of students is preparing to embark on a voyage from Bermuda to the British Virgin Islands. On that voyage, students will earn their ASA 108 and ASA 117 certifications while instructors will earn ASA 208 and ASA 217. ASA 108, Offshore PassagemakingLearn 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 EndorsementLearn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using …