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Bareboat Charter Course

American Sailing Association


There are a lot of ways to sail, we focus on passage making. Passage making is more than just sailing the boat; on passage, a sailor knows what is around them and how to navigate safely through it. Wind and weather, tide and shoals, boat systems, and nuanced things like crew dynamics and decision-making tactics are all in the curriculum. 

By studying passage making underway, we combine theory and practical learning to give you a jump start on the lifelong quest of good seamanship. Every hour logged at sea and every conversation with a fellow sailor builds seamanship, its a thing you never stop learning, but you don’t have to stumble through the crucial first steps! Gain real-world knowledge by getting underway with world-class instructors who will guide you on your Passage Offshore. 

Sailing School Certifications
  • Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

  • Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104

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January 14th — 22nd 2023

9 days, 8 nights




$4950 Single Cabin

$7424 Double Cabin


2 Double Cabins

2 Single Cabins



This EPIC itinerary takes us cruising through five sovereign Caribbean island nations cruising over 250 nautical exploring some of the most remote and under-explored islands in the sea. From chart plotting, overnight passages, customs and immigration, students will experience true and authentic cruising.

English Harbour, Antigua -> Little Bay, Monserrat

Little Bay, Monserrat -> Iles Des Saintes, Guadaloupe

Iles Des Saintes, Guadaloupe -> Marie Galante, Guadaloupe

Marie Galante, Guadaloupe -> Portsmouth, Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica -> Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica -> Saint Pireet, Martinique

Saint Pireet, Martinique -> Le Marin, Martinique


Sailing Collective's Passage Offshore program is proud to be working with American Sailing Association to offer ASA 103 and 104 certifications. This means that your experience gained has international recognition, and you are eligible for an IPC (international proficiency certificate), which is commonly accepted by charter companies as a qualification to captain your own cruising boat. Your next vacation could be with you at the helm!

Why learn the Sailing Collective way? We practice a style of sailing that has been honed over thousands of days at sea, an elixir of fun and adventure balanced by safe seamanship and relaxation. We teach the ways of passagemaking without losing sight of all of the wonderful reasons why we want to be out here in the first place.

The American Sailing Association (APA) curriculum has structured levels of sailing pedigrees that are examined through progressive certification courses. Students who learn to sail through the PASSAGE OFFSHORE program receive an ASA Logbook that lists the certification qualifications and records sailing experience. When your certification is successfully completed, your ASA Logbook is notarized by your ASA instructor any charter or vessel rental operator can view your credentials and level of competency.

The PASSAGE OFFSHORE program is geared toward students who have either completed the Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (101, either through ASA, USSailing, or another comparable institution) or can test out of Basic Keelboat. Cruising experience and basic seamanship is essential in being able to complete the Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering Standards (103, 104).

How it Works

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.



ASA qualified instructor captain • Room aboard vessel • Provisioning for all onboard meals excluding 6 meals ashore • Moorings & dockage • Fuel, water, ice • All ASA material including qualifying exams & exam materials • Vessel Insurance

Not included

Travel & flights • Customs & immigration • Ashore activities including any recreational tours, meals, and drinks • Gratuity


Unlike other Sailing Collective voyages, instructors & students will be preparing meals. Part of the Bareboat Charter ASA 104 requirements is voyage provisioning and preparation. We will be following the guided menu created by SC Culinary Director Flannery Klette-Kolten and a customized and unique Sailing Collective-style journey menu.


Arrival Airport: Antigua V. C. Bird International Airport

Departure Airport: Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport


Dufour 52

Dufour 52

The Dufour 52 combines the thrill of monohull sailing with the comfort and luxurious of catamaran living. The spacious Dufour 52 has four guest cabins and two crew bunks, with a beautiful lounge and plenty of outdoor living.

Bareboat Charter Course



January 14th — 22nd 2023



Only 4 Cabins Left

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