ASA 114 appears to be the kitty training class per the ASA.
It would seem that the ASA should correct their titling of their courses, with ASA 101 becoming Basic Monohull
Sailing. Their specification of a Keelboat is improper terminology.
"sailing a catamaran is different from a monohull, and requires its own set of skills and knowledge. They handle differently under power and sail–so it’s crucial to be prepared with catamaran sailing lessons
Enter the ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran Certification.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise
upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety
, heavy weather
operation, and emergency
What prerequisites do I need? Before completing your Cruising Catamaran cert, you’ll need Basic Keelboat (101), Basic Coastal Cruising (103), and Bareboat
Cruising (104). This isn’t a beginning course–this is for people with cruising experience looking to take on the challenge of catamaran sailing.
What will I learn? Everything you need to act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull
sailboat by day in coastal waters. What does that mean? Well, you’ll learn all the parts
of the boat and how to use them, you’ll learn the skills to handle the boat at sea, in heavy weather
, and under power. You’ll practice docking
the cat, recovering crew overboard
, and more.
Where can I get the certification? All over the place! More than 20 of our accredited sailing schools offer the ASA 114 cert, and they are spread out across the country and even abroad. Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the complete list!
The wide world of catamaran sailing is waiting for you, and with the ASA cat certification, you’ll be cruising with confidence and in style! So give one of our schools a call, and when you’re anchored and relaxing on deck
watching a tropical sunset, you’ll be glad you did."