01. American Sailing Association Basic Keel Boat 101
The students will be trained in order to enable them to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. This is a preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required. As the beginning course the class runs 16 hours, and at All Points most of the hours are in the boat.
02. American Sailing Association Basic Coastal Cruising 103
The students will be trained to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions. This is the first course where familiar is replaced with regional. The Captains show charting in this course with triangulation and dead reckoning. This course is proceeded by basic keel boat 101.
03. American Sailing Association Bareboat Chartering 104
This course is an advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures. At last, time to head to open waters, chart the Gulf of Mexico, sail to rigs and buoys, ride the waves and enjoy the porpoises swim around the sailboat. This is a classic course, one that is always remembered.
04. American Sailing Association Coastal Navigation 105
Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
05. American Sailing Association Advanced Coastal Cruising 106
Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length. This is a day and nighttime Standard in coastal and inland water, in any weather. Join the Master Captains for a sail in the Bay to Galveston and then on to the Gulf and to Freeport. A quick night stay and then back the ICW, a student favorite.
06. American Sailing Association Cat Certification 114
An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
07. American Sailing Association Combo 103/104
The Captains cruise the Houston Ship Channel and head offshore to the Gulf of Mexico and spend the weekend on the boat anchoring and mooring. This is the combination class of Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat. Leaving one harbor and charting the course to the next, plus finding same harbor, is a key part of the combo. As always, the Captains of All Points train the students at all opportunities, from sun up to sun down.
08. American Sailing Association Fast Track 101/103/104
Combine all the classes in one, over one week gain the certificates to move forward with world wide chartering. The BKB 101 beginning sailing is the start of the trio. This is followed by the 35′ Beneteau trip to Galveston and Freeport. Two ports, three round trip marinas. The basic coastal cruising and the bareboat classes are taught on the Beneteau. Anchor out, moor in Galveston, dine in Freeport at the Bridge Harbour Marina. The FAST TRACK is our specialty and is rated BEST ON THE LAKE.