ASA navigation courses

ASA Navigation license standard in Japan

  • Coastal Navigation (105)
    Prerequisites: None
    General Description: 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.


  • Celestial Navigation (107)
    Prerequisites: CON-105
    General Description: Able to demonstrate the Celestial Navigation theory required to safely navigate a sailboat on an offshore passage. The practical application is conducted in the Offshore Passagemaking Standard.


  • Electronic Navigation Endorsement (120)
    Prerequisites: CON-105
    This Electronic Navigation Endorsement teaches safe, efficient use of small-craft electronics for piloting, chart navigation, and collision avoidance, including radar principles and practical matters of radar operation as well as using a realistic PC based radar simulator to illustrate radar measurements.
    This course covers a broad range of topics related to radar. Specific topics to be learned include, how radar and GPS work, interpreting the screen, position navigation, and navigation rules.

  • Marine Weather Endorsement (ASA 119)
    Prerequisites: None
    ASA’s Weather Endorsement course teaches mariners how to take weather into account in the planning and navigation of voyages, both local and global. Anyone who ventures onto the water can benefit from this course. Dinghy sailors, sailing in local lakes and rivers, cruising and racing sailors on inshore or coastal waters, and ocean-going sailors, racing or cruising, will all find merit in this class.

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