Coastal Passage Making

ASA 106 Textbook

Learn the skills required for making longer passages in coastal waters.

This 5-day sail aboard the Jeanneau 389 (typically to Nantucket) teaches advanced navigation and seamanship in the challenging waters of Buzzards Bay and the Atlantic.

Course includes GPS, diesel engine trouble-shooting, day and night watches, nighttime landfalls and heavy weather skills. Throughout, we encourage high levels of responsibility and decision-making. Graduates will be prepared for a Cruising 40 membership, chartering worldwide or sailing their own yacht in most conditions.  

*Certification awarded upon successful course completion and written ASA 106 test. Contact the office if you are not already an ASA member and ASA 101, 103, 104, and 105 certified.

Course Fee:



Cruising Course and Coastal Navigation Or Equivalent Experience

Prepares you for:

Taught On:

Included Text Book:

Advanced Cruising and Seamanship By Bill Gladstone

ASA Certification:

ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising


This course consists of a 5 day sail from Thursday AM to Monday PM. Exact times to be determined by conditions, and your instructor will be in touch before the course starts to discuss specifics. 

Before purchasing a course, please review the Student Information Sheet and Cancellation + Rescheduling Policies.

Thursday to Monday

$ 2460
  • This course consists of a 5 day sail from Thursday to Monday.
  • Students meet at 9:00am on Thursday and head for the Cape based on the current in the canal.
  • Course ends on Monday. Exact return time based on conditions (typically by the afternoon).

Group Enrollment

Signing up with more than one person? We have a discount for that! Groups of two or more who sign up together for the same course qualify for discounts of 10% off the course fee after one student has purchased the course at full price (in other words, it’s full price for the first person and 10% off for each additional person).

To qualify for the group enrollment discount, purchases must be made over the phone. Contact the office at 617-227-4198 to register your group. 

Course Documents

Member Discount

One of the many benefits of membership at the Boston Sailing Center is that active Daysailing, Mid-Range, Cruising 30, 35, and 40 members receive 10% off the full price of courses. Discount applied in cart once logged in with your member credentials (if you do not know your credentials – contact the BSC, do not create another account). Discount cannot be combined with other offers. Not applicable to Macro Courses.


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