Sail Dallas

ASA106 Advanced Cruising
& Coastal Passage Making

The Next Step

This is an advanced-level course designed for experienced sailors looking to further their skills in offshore sailing. This course is taught on 30’ to 50’ boats and builds upon the practical applications of Coastal Navigation and dead reckoning as well as the application of previous course material to help you develop the knowledge and confidence to responsibly skipper and crew an inboard auxiliary powered cruising sailboat for coastal or offshore passages, including strong to heavy conditions, zero visibility, and nighttime navigation in unfamiliar waters out of sight of land.

What you’ll learn!

Advanced navigation techniques, including celestial navigation, advanced chart plotting, and electronic navigation tools
Passage planning and execution for coastal and offshore passages, including night sailing and zero visibility conditions
Heavy weather sailing and storm tactics, including heaving-to, lying-a-hull, and managing storm sails
Advanced sail handling and seamanship, including reefing, sail changes, and sail trimming
Boat systems and maintenance, including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems
Safety procedures and emergency protocols, including man overboard recovery and abandon-ship procedures
Crew management and leadership, including effective communication and delegation of duties
Risk management and decision-making in offshore sailing scenarios
Teamwork and collaboration in offshore sailing situations
Advanced anchoring and mooring techniques for coastal and offshore environments

On-the-water Practical Sessions

Our Advanced Cruising course is taught only on the ocean, providing an immersive experience that prepares you for the real-world challenges of offshore sailing. Our instructors are seasoned ocean sailors with extensive offshore experience, including weathering hurricanes, crossing oceans and seas, and sailing internationally. You'll learn from the best and acquire knowledge and skills that can only come from years of experience.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the ASA 106 Advanced Cruising Certification.

ASA106 Pricing

All prices are for on the water private lessons, to make sure not crowd the boat.



per person


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