ASA 106 Advanced Sailing Course
(Advanced Coastal Cruising) Written by an A.S.A. Instructor, our ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Study Guide provides you with all the information you need to know to fulfill the ASA 106 Standards and to breeze through the ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising examination.
We discuss each ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard separately so that you will have all the information you need to answer every question on the ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising examination without difficulty.
The ASA 106 Advanced Cruising Course covers a large volume of material which makes it difficult to sort through and absorb what you need to know. With that in mind, our ASA 106 Study Guide has been written in a concise and easy-to-understand format.
Tim Benson with Charlotte Harbor Sailing, Florida, (A.S.A. outstanding school in 2008), says our Advanced Coastal Cruising Study Guide is "spot on - there should have been something like this a long time ago."
Harry Polly, A.S.A. instructor and owner of the Tejas Sailing School in Dallas, Texas says: "I think your ASA 106 Study Guide is just what an ASA candidate needs to get ready for the ASA 106 course."
We use over 30 illustrations to clearly explain some of the more complex topics like: sail theory and pressure differential, the relationship between weather/lee helm and the sails Center of Effort (CE) and the hulls Center of Lateral Resistance (CLR), rigging a tow with/without a towing bridle, various methods of anchoring to reduce swing, differents ways of recovering a fouled anchor, rafting and much more.
The ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising suggested text is over 383 pages long. Although interesting, the ASA 106 suggested text covers topics which are not necessary for the ASA 106 Advanced Cruising course. (Example: Ballast/Displacement Ratios, Radar operation, boat construction and more).
More importantly, the ASA 106 suggest text actually fails to provide information on all the ASA 106 course standards. In other words, you could read the entire suggested text and not be able to answer all the questions on the ASA 106 exam.
Here is just one example: ASA 106 Standard #30 that you are required to know how to properly ground a boat permanently or temporarily in order protect against lightning. There is no information on this standard in the ASA 106 suggested text.
Now you can relax, we have taken away all the pressure and stress associated with studying and last minute cramming for an exam.
Our ASA 106 Advanced Cruising course Study Guide provides you with all the information you need to easily pass the challenging ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Crusing written examination. We will even send you a practice exam and answer key so when you write the actual ASA 106 Exam, you will feel like you have written it before.
Even if you do not plan on taking the ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising course, our extensive section of sail trimming will help you get the most out of your boat and make you a better and more knowledgeable sailor - our study guide is a great sailor's resource.
When you order our soft cover Study Guide, you will also receive our PDF version at no additional charge so you can have it right away and upload it to your laptop, blackberry or ipod and take it with you!