2014 Intermediate & Advanced Courses:
Combined ASA-104 Bareboat Charter Certification / ASA-114 Cruising Catamaran Live Aboard
May 3-6 Sarasota - Miami, FL
May 7-12 Miami - Wrightsville Beach (Wilmington) NC
May 13-17 Wrightsville Beach - Sandy Hook, NJ
Sept. 9-13 Passage to Block Island, RI
October 2014 (dates to be determined)
Leg 1 - Sandy Hook, NY to Norfolk, VA
Leg 2 - Norfolk, VA to Charleston, SC
Leg 3 - Charleston, SC to Miami, FL
Leg 4 - Miami to Sarasota, FL
Highlands, New Jersey Schedule
June 9, 10, 11
Contact us for additional dates in June, July, August and September
Available throughout the year in Florida.
Please call to schedule.
Bareboat Charter/Cruising Catamaran
ASA-104/114 Combined Bareboat Charter / Cruising Catamaran Liveaboard
$1095 per person
($985.50 for return students/ 2nd person in couples)
Maximum of 5 students per course
Prerequisites required- Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103).
If you want to learn about sailing cruising catamarans then you have come to the right place! Seaduced / TRACEY SCHOOL IS THE CRUISING CATAMARAN FACILITY.
Tracey School was conceived around bringing cruising catamaran instruction to the public. We recognize the superiority of the well designed cruising catamaran. The public interest in these special sailboats grows everyday.
Tracey School runs YEAR ROUND LIVE ABOARD courses from Sandy Hook and Bradenton, Florida. Cruising Catamarans are our specialty and our passion.
We offer ASA-104- "Bareboat Charter" with ASA-114- "Cruising Catamaran" while cruising onboard our Maine Cat 41. For this combination course you will live on the boat for 3 days. You will travel to different harbors and anchorages accumulating a wealth of practical experience.
These are intermediate cruising courses. They build upon and broaden your knowledge and skills learned in Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising. In addition, we will teach you more about charts and plotting, piloting, tidal information, weather, operating a dinghy, engines and maintenance, sail selection, screacher sails, the Navigation Rules and safety.
Upon successful completion you will be able to Captain or crew a 30- 50 foot keelboat or catamaran in daylight on coastal waters. Furthermore, you will have earned accepted documentation to present to charter companies worldwide that declares your ability to safely operate their yacht.
Provisions are included.
This course runs rain or shine.
Course text books are sent in advance. This course covers a large amount of material and know how. It is also just plain fun and exciting. Reading the materials in advance will enhance your experience and provide you the greatest benefit from your time aboard. Written exams may be taken during the course or at a later date.
As a live aboard course you are reminded to bring the appropriate clothing, your medicines, sun block, personal items and so on. There are not many stores to pull into along the way. Please be sure to make us aware of any allergies to food or dietary restrictions in advance.
ASA-104 Bareboat Charter Certification and ASA-114 Cruising Catamaran combined liveaboard courses are taught in and along some of the most scenic, exciting destinations and passages in America.
Our Passage Courses are teaching opportunities as we move our Maine Cat 41 between our summer and winter bases in Florida and NJ. Usually a combination of offshore and ICW sailing combines with a demanding schedule and the vagaries of the weather to provide us a challenge second to none. You will stand watch, sail at night, plot courses and stratagize over details and variables too numerous to list. Challenging, exciting and accomplishment based- these passages are a real world classroom of sailing with a purpose!
Summers we teach ASA-104/114 from Highlands, NJ up the Lower NY Harbor through the Narrows and Upper New York Harbor into the East River. We pass by the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the Battery, under the Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Manhattan, Queensboro, Tri-boro, Whitestone and Throgsneck bridges out into the Long Island Sound. The East River passage is one of the most exciting and logistically complex routes in sailing. Between extreme currents, Hell Gate, huge ships, dozens of ferries, tugs, barges, helicopters and even seaplanes- you will never sail through a busier, more scenic or demanding stretch of water. After literally dozens of passages through here over the years, no where is there a more challenging and FUN trip to experience!
After all that we head out into the Long Island Sound for some high summer sailing on one of the premiere cruising destinations in the world. Ports too numerous to name and gunkholes abound we moor or anchor for a night or two, then sail back through the East River to home!
Winters our ASA-104/114 courses run from our home base in Bradenton Florida. The Tampa / Sarasota Bay area is second to none for destinations (natural and man-made) to visit and anchor. Good weather is the norm with the occassional cold front passing thru to get the winds up and the adrenaline flowing. There is nothing like sailing a performance cruising catamaran in a fresh breeze! Come to Florida and enjoy the winter sunshine in this sailors paradise right here at home in the U.S.