Bareboat Chartering Course


$700 per person | 3 days 2 nights Fri-Sun


$700/ Per Person ($630/Member)

*Please note that we need at least 3 students signed up to confirm a class. Private instruction is available, please call our office at 831-423-7245 to discuss options. Students must be at least 18 years old or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.



Format: 3 days 2 nights – Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Prerequisite: Basic Coastal Cruising or permission from Pacific Sail Staff.


Pacific Sail will be extending our Bareboat class to make it a more thorough Bareboating experience as well as to prepare you for International chartering.

This course continues to prepare the student to charter a larger wheel steered auxiliary powered sailboat, sailing by day in coastal waters in moderate to strong wind and sea conditions.

You will continue to build and review the skills learned in the Basic Sailing & Seamanship, Basic Keelboat, and Basic Coastal Cruising courses.

On the first day, students will plan provision and plan their trip. After reviewing docking and onboard systems students will set sail that afternoon for their first anchorage in either Santa Cruz or Capitola. The next morning students will have a chance to practice their navigation skills and set sail to their next destination in Moss Landing or Monterey. Students will prepare at least one dinner onboard and have the option to enjoy one dinner ashore at one of the many restaurants in Monterey, Moss Landing or on the Capitola wharf (cost of dinner is not included in the price). On the morning of day three, students will have the opportunity to take their ASA 104 Bareboat exam and learn more advanced techniques while sailing back to Santa Cruz.

In most cases, when a student has completed all of our courses and they have done exceptionally well by successfully passing all of the practical requirements to Bareboat Charter, our USCG Licensed Captain can and will certify them to the ASA Bareboat level without a review /check-out. Certified sailors are required to have a crew that is competent up to Basic Coastal Cruising level of experience to charter a boat from Pacific Sail.

Topics covered:

  • Navigation rules
    •Roller Furling
    •Cruise Planning
    •Emergency Tiller Use
    •Steering a Compass Course
    •Crew Overboard Recovery
    •Sailing in Reduced Visibility ·
    •Electronic Instrumentation
    •Emergency Procedures
    •Marine Stove Use
    •Coastal Navigation
    •Heaving to
    •Anchoring and Mooring
    •Docking Review


Optional Textbook: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, By ASA- $40.00 (before tax)

The textbook can be purchased in our office or online at the American Sailing Association’s Website.

A digital copy of the textbook can also be purchased on iBooks.


Optional Certification Package:

Logbook: $30.00

ASA 104 Exam: $30.00

*Please keep in mind that there is a one time mandatory $39.00 ASA Membership fee that is not included in your class. (ASA membership for 1-year).



About Us

Pacific Sailing is an accredited American Sailing Association sailing school and yacht charter company with a fleet of 10 sailing yachts from 27-46 feet. We offer all levels of sailing instruction, Team Building Regattas, Skippered Charters, and Bareboat Charters.