Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2010, 16:11   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ontario canada
Boat: grampian 26
Posts: 1,743
Not one mention of weather basics?
__________________

__________________
perchance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 16:20   #17
Registered User
 
SouthernHiker's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Posts: 115
Back from the 101/103 course

Wife and I completed the courses on a 37' Beneteau(sp?).

We learned a whole lot about sailing, and can't wait to find some boats to rent around our area to get some more practice. Thanks for all the input, everything you guys listed we got some experience with.
__________________

__________________
SouthernHiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2015, 13:07   #18
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 24
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

A friend just signed up for the ASA 101/103 and his instructor told him there is an ASA 101/103 study guide now available online that comes with a practice exam.
__________________
Gos2015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2015, 17:26   #19
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 24
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

One of our students pointed out that there is now an ASA 101/103 study guide available online - covers all the topics for the course, also includes a practice exam. I saw a copy of it and it looks pretty good, actually covers things like weather and marine weather reports not covered in the actual course texts.
__________________
Gos2015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2015, 17:44   #20
Registered User
 
T_Cat's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Modesto CA
Boat: Catalina 22
Posts: 39
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

I just finished ASA 101 this month. Because I have been reading many books in anticipation of taking the class, I found the supplied text book basic. What I found was the most useful was the daily knot trying sessions and of course the on the water sailing. I'm sure they're hundreds of good books out there but these are the 2 I read before hand. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1432943036.031206.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	42.7 KB
ID:	102908


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
T_Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2015, 17:55   #21
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 24
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Hi T-Cat, I just downloaded the book my student showed me (you can get the PDF or printed version). It has links to knot tying videos and the content is bang on and not as basic as the suggested course texts. I found it by searching: ASA 101/103 Study Guide
__________________
Gos2015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2015, 18:12   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,243
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bash View Post

Read up on anchoring: they teach diddly about this in the courses in which you've enrolled.
Rubbish. Types of bottom, types of anchors, scope, and techniques including kedging were all taught in the 101 and 103 I took, and we practised anchoring a couple of times.
__________________
Bristol 31.1, SF Bay.
MarkSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2015, 05:38   #23
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,573
Images: 240
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoSailing View Post
One of our students pointed out that there is now an ASA 101/103 study guide available online ...
Asa 101 Study Guide PDF - Books Reader
101 & 103 Sailing Study Guide
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2015, 08:30   #24
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas City
Boat: Between boats
Posts: 84
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

After taking 101/103/104, I would highly recommend writing down all of your processes (i.e. on a Word doc). After the first two weeks after training, I created and wrote out each step (i.e. reefing, raising main, anchoring, provisioning, VHF use, etc..). It helped me tremendously to confirm what I had learned and to put it in my own words and process. I now use that document when I charter for review prior to the trip and then bring it with me to review. I then update it with things that I learn each time I sail. It's a great way to capture your knowledge and keep it going, more so than just referring to the ASA textbooks.
__________________
KeepInTune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2015, 17:08   #25
Senior Cruiser
 
MarcStAug's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: DFW (for now)
Boat: TBD
Posts: 72
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

I just took the ASA 101 at a local sailing club/school and I have to say, it was pretty great. I also bought this DVD from Amazon - something I will look at again and again: Sailing Fundamentals Dvd: Official Learn-to-Sail Dvd of the American Sailing Association

I got it for $7.99 and I see there are some for $14.99 - good deal IMHO.
__________________
"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
MarcStAug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2015, 18:03   #26
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,909
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
Rubbish. Types of bottom, types of anchors, scope, and techniques including kedging were all taught in the 101 and 103 I took, and we practised anchoring a couple of times.
+1. I've taught ASA since 1994. Various aspects anchoring, both as academics & hands-on skills, are part of the 101, 103, and 104 standards.

In addition, reading nautical charts for bottom types, depths, etc relavant to anchoring are covered in Coastal Navigation (105). Specifics of catamaran acnchoring are covered in Cruising Catamaran (114).

If a school is not teachnig the standard then PLEASE report them to ASA. If you are not comfortable doing that, then PM me the details and I will happily follow up.
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2015, 18:15   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,909
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

My suggestion to 101/103 students is to use the ASA standard as a study guide for each class. Read the appropriate text book first and then review using the standard as a guide.

Ideally, the school should get the text books to you well ahead of class to give you time to prepare. Preclass preparation makes a big difference in effective learning.

ALL of the academics & hands on skills defined in each standard should then be covered again by the instructor during class.
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2015, 18:19   #28
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,909
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sec906 View Post
Insist that they train you to dock and let you practice repeatedly. Anchoring and docking are critical skills that you need to be confident you can do well. Most of the rest of what they teach you can learned over time or you can fudge your way through it without much consequence.
No insistence should be necessary, docking & anchoring are defined as part of the official standard for these classes. If a school is not teaching the standard then please report them to ASA.
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2015, 18:24   #29
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,909
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by perchance View Post
Not one mention of weather basics?
Weather basics are part of the 103 standard. For more in depth weather training there is a separate weather class.

asa.com/certifications/asa-119-weather-endorsement/
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2015, 04:20   #30
Sponsoring Vendor
 
LTDsailing's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Grenada, West Indies
Posts: 248
Re: ASA 101 / 103 Booked - Any Suggestions on Studying Anything Before I Get There ?

Looks like you have a lot of good information here to get you started. I really agree that the more prepared you are going in, the more you will get out of the course.

Have fun!
__________________
Chris Rundlett
LTD Sailing - Living the Dream!
www.ltdsailing.com

LTDsailing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
asa

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shopping suggestions shawnkillam Multihull Sailboats 17 12-01-2009 16:26
inverter suggestions? captaincurt General Sailing Forum 5 29-09-2008 11:20
Looking for used cat any suggestions? bryanweaver Multihull Sailboats 18 09-08-2008 12:54
Looking for some help and suggestions randyk50 Engines and Propulsion Systems 7 16-05-2008 10:08
Any Suggestions? tomr Atlantic & the Caribbean 1 27-03-2006 06:05



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:59.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.