Night Sailing Demystified

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of night sailing. Join us as we illuminate the secrets of the night, guiding you through the logistics and excitement of sailing under the night sky.
In this online class, seasoned sailors Andy and Lisa Batchelor will lead us on a transformative journey as they demystify the art of night sailing. Whether you're venturing beyond familiar shores or extending your daytime adventures into the twilight hours, this course will offer invaluable insights to help guarantee safe and efficient nighttime passages.

We think it's important to share why we’re so passionate about teaching you what we've learned about sailing. See, we teach it because we live it. It wasn’t too long ago that we were trying to figure out how to chart our journey and set sail. We did all the research, watched the YouTube videos, and read thousands of articles and blog posts. Everyone was saying something different! It was overwhelming and made the decision to start our adventure even harder. Quite frankly, we were nearly terrified... But we didn't give up on our dream life. Through trial and error we found what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work. Over the last few years, we’ve been able to help change thousands of people’s lives by sharing our experiences.

Chris and Keith of Bluewater Cruising

Night Sailing Demystified


Who is this class for?

This online class is suitable for all levels of sailors who’d like to explore the options of sailing at night and wish to learn more about the techniques and guidelines of safely navigating the night with confidence and ease.

What Will I Learn?

Sailing at night saves time and money on coastal passages and, oftentimes, it’s a necessity when sailing offshore. Perhaps you’re even considering an overnight sailing race!

Lisa and Andy Batchelor will cover inshore, coastal, and offshore nighttime cruising, offering invaluable advise on techniques for preparation, situational awareness, orientation, watchkeeping, navigation, collision avoidance, and more.


  • Preparing the Boat: Topside, Below Decks, Electronics
  • Preparing the Crew
  • Watchkeeping
  • Situational Awareness & Orientation
  • Steering & Sail Trim at Night
  • Tips & Techniques for Navigation
  • Tips & Techniques for Collision Avoidance
  • Training


Sail Solomons ASA School & Charter Base, Founders

Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both lifelong sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology and oceanography – a combination of skills that have proven very useful to sailing and passagemaking.

They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors. Andy and Lisa wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising, Catamaran Cruising, and Dinghies and Outboard and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text. Their most recent book, “Docking & Maneuvering Made Easy,” id American Sailing’s new textbook for the ASA 118 Docking Endorsement.


Cruising for seven years onboard their Passport 47 ZINGARO and Outbound 46 KINETIC, Andy and Lisa have made numerous coastal passages and ocean voyages, conducting cruising and passagemaking training while living aboard in exotic locations. They also organize and lead sailing flotillas on cruising catamarans and monohulls in the Caribbean. Andy and Lisa are regular speakers at Cruisers’ University and present many live and virtual seminars.

Andy and Lisa launched Kinetic Sailing to offer marine consulting, charter brokerage, instructional yacht deliveries and tailored instruction with a global scope. They are USCG Captains, cruisers, instructors, analysts and business owners with a wealth of experience in the sailing industry.


Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
@ 4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ET (90 min)

Regular Price
ASA Member Price


All registrations include unlimited on-demand access to the recordings of the live online class. So if you are unable to attend live you can still register and watch at your leisure.


American Sailing Members can claim their discount in the Member Portal. If you're not a current member then for only $59/year you can join or renew today!
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