Catalina Island Sailing (ASA 104)

Catalina Island Sailing (ASA 104)

This 3-day ASA 104 class to Catalina Island provides a unique opportunity to combine the ASA 104 class with a beautiful cruise to Catalina. Gain sailing experience, gain confidence, and get the ASA 104 Certificate.

Curriculum includes: Provisioning, trip planning, navigation, anchoring, mooring, boat systems and their operation. Successful completion of the course equips students with the knowledge to take boats on multi-day trips to many wonderful destinations.

RATES

$1,150 – Members
$1,250 – Non-Members

Learn on a boat you would be proud to own! Enjoy one of our privately-owned, meticulously maintained boats. Your boat will have electronics, a diesel engine, a hard-bottom (RIB) inflatable dinghy with an outboard motor, a roller furling genoa, rope-clutches, self-tailing winches, and an electric windlass to retrieve the anchor.

You will learn the skills to plan a cruise and operate a large cruising sailboat. On completion of this course and written test, you will receive the ASA Bareboat Cruising Certificate. Added to your other sailing experience, this ASA Certificate will allow you to charter and captain your own boat somewhere in the world. Among the many things you will learn are cruise planning, provisioning, and the systems of the boat which include: multiple battery banks and an inverter for 110V power, electric refrigeration, hot and cold running water with multiple water tanks, a propane stove with an oven and safety solenoid, a propane BBQ, and a complete waste system with holding tank.

Acquire confidence through our 100% hands-on training program: You will provision the boat, calculate the compass courses, use the electronics (GPS, chart plotter, depth sounder. knot meter, Autopilot) to navigate to your destination, steer the boat, trim the sails, learn to use and care for the roller furling genoa, stand a watch, set an anchor, pick up a mooring, tow and use the dinghy and outboard, and learn to trouble-shoot the boat systems. Your Instructor will discuss night sailing, heavy weather, emergencies at sea, and attempt to pass on to you years of local cruising knowledge.

The class is typically scheduled Saturday – Monday.

Prerequisite: ASA 101 & ASA 103

Students ages 17 & under must be accompanied by a legal guardian

Class Highlights:

  • Taught by a professional, licensed & certified instructor
  • Three full days on the water
  • ASA Text Book, “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” sold separately.
  • ASA-103 Certification
  • Internationally recognized certification
  • Advanced training in systems and boat handling
  • US Coast Guard equipped cruising sailboat
  • Skills and knowledge training that will last a lifetime
WHAT’S INCLUDED:

This class involves 3 days/ 2nights of class/water time. Plus, it includes 1 complimentary extended on-the-water checkout on your first bareboat charter ($250 value). Must schedule your charter within the next 60 days in order to redeem a complimentary extended checkout.

important:

Please purchase and read the book “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” by American Sailing. This book may be purchased from Blue Pacific Yachting, ASA.com, West Marine.com, Amazon.com, and other resources.
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Private, or smaller classes, are possible with higher, per-person tuition. Cancellation/postponement may be necessary for under-subscribed classes.

DURATION:

3 Day Course

arrival time:

8:15 A.M.

PARKING

Public lot on the corner of Admiralty Way and Bali Way. Entrance to the lot is on Bali Way. Please purchase a day ticket and display on the dashboard.

Bedding & Linens:

These are not included in your ASA 104 class; however, they are available from Blue Pacific Yachting. Linen packages cost $75 per person and include a blanket, sheets, pillow, pillow case and towel.

Suggested Clothing:

Deck shoes with white soles and a warm jacket are essential year round. Casual comfortable sports clothing is recommended – layers are the way to go. Please pack all personal gear in a soft case or duffle bag, and remember that boats have very limited storage space.

No hard suitcases are permitted on the boats.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

These items are highly recommended. They are not required for the classes, but will make your sailing experience more comfortable and/or interesting: flashlight(s), sailing gloves, sailing knife, Personal Flotation Device (PFD), hat, sunglasses and sun block, and cell phone.

Re-scheduling Classes:

Please understand that we will be expecting you on class day, and will have reserved a boat and an instructor for you.

  • If you cancel 14 days prior to your class, you will receive credit for future instruction.
  • Any credit granted must be used within six (6) months of the originally scheduled class.
  • The first timely request to reschedule is free; all others will be billed at $50.00 each.
  • Any cancellation requests with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice will forfeit their deposit.
  • If weather does not permit the class to take place, it will be rescheduled.
  • Absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
  • No smoking
  • No pets are allowed on boats at any time.
  • No Firearms or Drugs:
  • The US Coast Guard and Blue Pacific Yachting have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to firearms or any illegal substance. Failure to comply could result in severe legal action.

RATES

$1,150 – Members
$1,250 – Non-Members

Related Courses

  ASA 101 (Beginning Sailing)

  ASA 103 (Intermediate Sailing)

  ASA 118 (Docking Certification)

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical goals. If you're just starting out, or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.

PHONE

(310) 305-7245

EMAIL

Info@BluePacificYachting.com

Intermediate Sailing (ASA 103)

Intermediate Sailing (ASA 103)

Intermediate Sailing moves you onto a larger boat with the amenities necessary to enable you to go further and stay on the boat longer.

In some ways, the transition from Beginning to Intermediate Sailing is the biggest step you will take in this sport. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

RATES

$999 – Members
$1,140 – Non-Members

Your study of terms and technology continues in Intermediate Sailing. Now you need to understand the parts of the boat you rely on for food, water, and shelter, in addition to safety.

You’ll learn about weather and navigation and how to apply that knowledge to trip planning. Beginning Sailing was a daytime course. Prevention and responding to onboard emergencies also become important as you learn to venture further on a sailboat.

You’ll soon find the amount of time you spend sailing and the places you go are only limited if you choose to limit them. ASA 103 is truly a gateway to a whole new world.

Prerequisite: Beginning Sailing (ASA 101) & 1 Group Sail or six hours independent sailing

Students ages 17 & under must be accompanied by a legal guardian

Class Highlights:

  • Taught by a professional, licensed & certified instructor
  • Three full days on the water
  • ASA Text Book, Coastal Cruising Made Easy sold separately
  • ASA-103 Certification
  • Internationally recognized certification
  • Advanced training in systems and boat handling
  • US Coast Guard equipped cruising sailboat
  • Skills and knowledge training that will last a lifetime
WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Includes 1 complimentary confidence sails with an ASA instructor post successful completion of your 3-day ASA 103 course. Confidence sails – Head out on the water and practice your skills with an ASA instructor on board. Up to 25hrs of class/water time. Schedule confidence sail within 60 days of completion of your ASA 101 course. Additional confidence sails can be purchased.

important:

Prior to 5-day Begining/Intermediate Sailing ASA 101/103: Please purchase and read the books Sailing Made Easy and Coasting Cruising Made Easy both by The American Sailing Association (ASA). Also, please review the general information and rules for classes.

DURATION:

3 Day Course

arrival time:

9:00 A.M.

PARKING

Public lot on the corner of Admiralty Way and Bali Way. Entrance to the lot is on Bali Way. Please purchase a day ticket and display on the dashboard.

Suggested Clothing:

Deck shoes with white soles and a warm jacket are essential year round. Casual comfortable sports clothing is recommended – layers are the way to go. Please pack all personal gear in a soft case or duffle bag, and remember that boats have very limited storage space.

No hard suitcases are permitted on the boats.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

These items are highly recommended. They are not required for the classes, but will make your sailing experience more comfortable and/or interesting: flashlight(s), sailing gloves, sailing knife, portable GPS, inflatable vest such as SOSPENDERS (available from West Marine), hat, sunglasses and sun block, portable VHF, and cell phone.

Re-scheduling Classes:

Please understand that we will be expecting you on class day, and will have reserved a boat and an instructor for you.

  • If you cancel 14 days prior to your class, you will receive credit for future instruction.
  • Any credit granted must be used within six (6) months of the originally scheduled class.
  • The first timely request to reschedule is free; all others will be billed at $50.00 each.
  • Any cancellation requests with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice will forfeit their deposit.
  • If weather does not permit the class to take place, it will be rescheduled.
  • Absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
  • No smoking
  • No pets are allowed on boats at any time.
  • No Firearms or Drugs:
  • The US Coast Guard and Blue Pacific Yachting have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to firearms or any illegal substance. Failure to comply could result in severe legal action.

RATES

$999 – Members
$1,140 – Non-Members

Related Courses

  ASA 101 (Beginning Sailing)

  ASA 104 (Advanced Sailing)

  ASA 118 (Docking Certification)

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical goals. If you're just starting out, or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.

PHONE

(310) 305-7245

EMAIL

Info@BluePacificYachting.com

Beginning/Intermediate Sailing (ASA 101/103)

Beginning/Intermediate Sailing
(ASA 101/103)

Learn to sail in a safe and supportive environment under the expert tutelage of our experienced instructors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to sail a modern, mid-sized cruising yacht.

The course includes the ASA 101/103 certification upon successful completion of both written and on the water tests.

RATES

$1,475 – Members
$1,675 – Non-Members

Students ages 17 & under must be accompanied by a legal guardian

Class Highlights:

  • Earn ASA 101 and ASA 103 certifications
  • Leaves from Marina del Rey
  • Approximately 35 – 40 hours of course time
  • There are 3 to 6 students per class, so there is plenty of individualized attention.
  • Acquire confidence through our 100% hands-on training program. You will be at the helm, and handling sails, lines, and winches on your very first lesson.
  • Learn to skipper and sail a 25-38-foot yacht with a U.S. Coast Guard licensed, ASA certified instructor.
  • Earn 2 ASA Certifications: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Learn on the boats you will be qualified to charter when you successfully complete the course! Enjoy our privately-owned, cruise and race-equipped meticulously maintained boats from the start.
  • Each day is a new adventure, providing new scenery, wildlife, and sightseeing as you sail out of Marina del Rey into the Pacific Ocean to Santa Monica, Malibu, and Redondo Beach. We return to the harbor every night.
  • Our exclusive confidence sailing course consists of five modules, each one full day on the water from approximately 9AM-4PM (*may change due to weather or class size), for a total of 35-40 hours.
  • Choose between two-course formats: Saturday and Sunday courses for 2 1/2 weeks or 5 consecutive weekdays.
WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Includes 2 complimentary Confidence Sails with an ASA instructor post successful completion of your 2-day ASA 101 course and 3-day day ASA 103 course. Confidence sails – Head out on the water and practice your skills with an ASA instructor on board. Schedule Confidence Sails within 60 days of completion of your ASA 101 course. Additional confidence sails can be purchased. In total, up to 42 hrs of class/water time.

important:

Prior to the 5-day Beginning/Intermediate Sailing ASA 101/103: Please purchase and read the books “Sailing Made Easy” and “Coasting Cruising Made Easy“, both by The American Sailing Association (ASA). Also, please review the general information and rules for classes.

DURATION:

5 Day Course

arrival time:

9:00 A.M.

PARKING

Public lot on the corner of Admiralty Way and Bali Way. Entrance to the lot is on Bali Way. Please purchase a day ticket and display on the dashboard.

Suggested Clothing:

Deck shoes with white soles and a warm jacket are essential year round. Casual comfortable sports clothing is recommended – layers are the way to go. Please pack all personal gear in a soft case or duffle bag, and remember that boats have very limited storage space.

No hard suitcases are permitted on the boats.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

These items are highly recommended. They are not required for the classes, but will make your sailing experience more comfortable and/or interesting: flashlight(s), sailing gloves, sailing knife, Personal Flotation Device (PFD), hat, sunglasses and sun block, and cell phone.

Re-scheduling Classes:

Please understand that we will be expecting you on class day, and will have reserved a boat and an instructor for you.

  • If you cancel 14 days prior to your class, you will receive credit for future instruction.
  • Any credit granted must be used within six (6) months of the originally scheduled class.
  • The first timely request to reschedule is free; all others will be billed at $50.00 each.
  • Any cancellation requests with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice will forfeit their deposit.
  • If weather does not permit the class to take place, it will be rescheduled.
  • Absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
  • No smoking
  • No pets are allowed on boats at any time.
  • No Firearms or Drugs:
  • The US Coast Guard and Blue Pacific Yachting have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to firearms or any illegal substance. Failure to comply could result in severe legal action.

RATES

$1,475 – Members
$1,675 – Non-Members

Related Courses

  ASA 101 (Beginning Sailing)

  ASA 103 (Intermediate Sailing)

  ASA 104 (Advanced Sailing)

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical goals. If you're just starting out, or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.

PHONE

(310) 305-7245

EMAIL

Info@BluePacificYachting.com

Charter Info & Rules

Charters | General Information & Rules

CHARTERS:
We are located at 4519 Admiralty Way, Suite C in Marina Del Rey a few minutes’ drive from most of the fleet. Temporary parking is available in front of our offices for your check-out. During your check-out we will complete your paper work and collect any balance due. Please arrive at our office at your scheduled time. Failure to arrive at your scheduled check-out time may delay your departure from the dock.

PARKING:

Cars can be parked at several county parking lots located around the marina. Be sure to check rules and fees prior to your departure to avoid being ticketed.

BOAT GALLEY:

The galleys are fully equipped with dishes, flatware, pots and pans, coffee maker and kitchen utensils. You will need to supply all your consumables, including paper goods, trash bags, and condiments. Propane cartridges for the barbecue may be purchased at West Marine, hardware stores, or sporting goods stores in the Marina. They are also available at Catalina Island. Please remember if you use galley equipment, it must be washed and put away. Stove and barbecue must be wiped clean.

BEDDING & LINENS:

These are not included in your charter. However, they are available from Blue Pacific Yachting. Linen packages cost $75 per person and include a blanket, sheets, a pillow & pillow case, bath and kitchen towels. You may opt to bring your own linens and sleeping bags are highly recommended.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING:

Deck shoes with white soles and a warm jacket are essential year round. Casual comfortable sports clothing is recommended – layers are the way to go. Please pack all personal gear in a soft case or duffle bag, and remember that boats have very limited storage space. NO HARD SUITCASES are permitted on the boats.

SEA GEAR TO BRING ALONG:

All of our boats are equipped with PFDs (life jackets) and other safety equipment required for charter. We do, however, highly recommend bringing the following: flashlight(s), sailing gloves, sailing knife, portable GPS, inflatable vest, such as SOSPENDERS available from West Marine, hat, sunglasses and sun block, portable VHF, and cell phone.

AT THE END OF YOUR CHARTER:

Complete the BLUE PACIFIC YACHTING TRIP LOG.
Complete all the tasks on the After Charter Check Sheet given to you the day of your charter at check-out in order to avoid after charter fees. PLEASE LEAVE THE BOAT AS CLEAN AS YOU FOUND IT.
Please return all keys, parking passes and cards to our Blue Pacific Yachting representative during your check-in or take them back to our office at 13723 Fiji Way, B-U6.

RE-SCHEDULING CHARTERS:

Please understand that we will be expecting you on the date of your charter and will have a boat reserved for you; and, if you so desire, a Captain will be reserved as well.
Absolutely NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Credit for future services if you cancel thirty (30) days before your trip.
Any credit granted must be used within six (6) months of the original charter date.

REFUELING AFTER YOUR CHARTER:

You are not required to re-fuel after a day-sail.

If your charter is a ‘multi-day charter”, you are responsible for re-fueling the boat upon your return to Marina del Rey.The Marina del Rey Fuel Dock phone number is (310) 574-4443.

MECHANICAL PROBLEMS:

We strive to keep all equipment on our boats in excellent condition. Should you discover a problem please notify Blue Pacific Yachting immediately. Please note: If there is a major mechanical problem we will do our best to get you under way within 24 hours. Equipment failure, from time to time, can cause your selected boat to be unavailable. In such event we will notify you as soon as possible and you will be given the option to select another boat or reschedule. Under no circumstances will there be a credit for any mechanical failures on items such as coffee makers, tvs, dvd players, stereos, or electronic instruments.
No Smoking and no Pets are Allowed on Boats at Any Time.

NO FIREARMS OR DRUGS:

The US Coast Guard and Blue Pacific Yachting has adopted a zero tolerance policy and the US Coast Guard may board any vessel suspected to have firearms or any illegal substances aboard. Failure to comply could result in severe legal action.

RESTRICTED ON ALL CHARTERS


NO SMOKING

NO PETS

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical goals. If you're just starting out, or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.

PHONE

(310) 305-7245

EMAIL

Info@BluePacificYachting.com

Class Info & Rules

Class Information & Rules

We are located at 4519 Admiralty Way, Suite C in Marina Del Rey a few minutes’ drive from most of the fleet.

Temporary parking is available in front of our offices for check-in. During check-in we will complete your paper work and collect any balance due.

Arrival Time:

ASA 101-103 – 9:00 A.M.
ASA 104 – 8:15 A.M

PARKING

Public lot on the southwest corner of Admiralty Way and Bali Way. Entrance to the lot is on Bali Way. Please purchase a day ticket and display it on your dashboard. Walk west along boats to our office.

 Prior to 5-day Confidence Sailing Course (ASA 101 – ASA 103):

Please purchase and read the books “Sailing Made Easy” and “Coastal Cruising Made Easy” both by American Sailing Association (ASA). These books may be purchased from Blue Pacific Yachting, ASA.com, West Marine.com, Amazon.com, and other resources. Please read the books before the first class! Best to become familiar with the anatomy of a sailboat, the points of sail, and types of rigging prior to your first class as well.

Prior to 3-day Bareboat Chartering Course (ASA 104):

Please purchase and read the book “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” by American Sailing. This book may be purchased from Blue Pacific Yachting, ASA.com, West Marine.com, Amazon.com, and other resources. Please read the book before the first class! This way you can enjoy more of the cruise to Catalina and not be reading to catch up.

ALL OTHER BLUE PACIFIC YACHTING CLASSES:

Please confirm with the Office Coordinator regarding course materials, provisioning and schedule.

Bedding & Linens:

These are not included in your ASA 104 class; however, they are available from Blue Pacific Yachting. Linen packages cost $75 per person and include a blanket, sheets, pillow, pillow case and towel.

Suggested Clothing:

Deck shoes with white soles and a warm jacket are essential year round. Casual comfortable sports clothing is recommended – layers are the way to go. Please pack all personal gear in a soft case or duffle bag, and remember that boats have very limited storage space.

No hard suitcases are permitted on the boats.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

These items are highly recommended. They are not required for the classes, but will make your sailing experience more comfortable and/or interesting: flashlight(s), sailing gloves, sailing knife, Personal Flotation Device (PFD), hat, sunglasses and sun block, and cell phone.

Lunch on Daysail Training and on the 5 day CONFIDENCE SAILING COURSE, ASA 101-103:

You will need to provide your own food and drink for these sailing adventures. Once you leave the dock in the morning you will not return until approximately 4:30 PM. We recommend you avoid bringing foods with the potential to be messy and suggest sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks or water. You could bring something from home or purchase it in one of the many sandwich shops and restaurants in the area.

Provisions for the 3 day CONFIDENCE CRUISING COURSE, ASA 104.

As part of the course, you and your classmates will provision the boat prior to departure. The cost of the provisioning is included, except for one dinner on shore. For private classes, the provisioning is not included.

Re-scheduling Classes:

Please understand that we will be expecting you on class day, and will have reserved a boat and an instructor for you.

  • If you cancel 14 days prior to your class, you will receive credit for future instruction.
  • Any credit granted must be used within six (6) months of the originally scheduled class.
  • The first timely request to reschedule is free; all others will be billed at $50.00 each.
  • Any cancellation requests with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice will forfeit their deposit.
  • If weather does not permit the class to take place, it will be rescheduled.
  • Absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
  • No smoking
  • No pets are allowed on boats at any time.
  • No Firearms or Drugs:
  • The US Coast Guard and Blue Pacific Yachting have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to firearms or any illegal substance. Failure to comply could result in severe legal action.

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical goals. If you're just starting out, or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.

PHONE

(310) 305-7245

EMAIL

Info@BluePacificYachting.com