Bareboat Chartering

Honolulu Sailing Company is an ASA affiliated sailing schoolHonolulu Sailing Company has been an ASA affiliated school since 1998


Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification

General Description:

An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as a 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.


  • Range of a vessel – motoring,food and water
  • Provisioning for a cruise/menu planning
  • Documentation for crossing international borders
  • Spare engine parts


  • Use of vessels safety gear, harness, fire control, fire avoidance
  • Navigation rules
  • Hypothermia and survival in cold water

Living Afloat

  • Using a galley, cooking underway and cleaning
  • Gear stowage


  • Introduction to meteorology
  • Planning around the weather


  • Being seen on the water/collision avoidance
  • Engine failure
  • Securing a vessel in tidal waters
  • Tahiti tie and Baltic moor anchoring techniques
  • Understanding your surroundings and how your boat reacts to them
  • The marine head
  • Customs and courtesies

Sailing Skills

  • Daily and weekly maintenance and inspections
  • Maneuvering in a confined space
  • Towing
  • Plotting a course and reading charts
  • Piloting in unfamiliar waters
  • Act as skipper an crew on a live-aboard cruise

This course is taught normally over a three day live-aboard cruise or part of a one week inter-island sailing cruise on yachts in the 40-50’ range.

Rates for the above courses