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post #9 of Old 12-12-2013
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Re: ASA instructor certification?

Originally Posted by azguy View Post
Can you become an ASA instructor without a Captains License...?
I'm pretty sure the answer is "yes". In the US, I understand you need a license only if your sailboat also has mechanical propulsion. no engine, no license, at least for the smaller tonnages. So, teaching in that Flying Scot club school, no paper needed of any kind. To give out an ASA cert, obviously the instructor, or his/her supervisor, needs the ASA cert.

And i guess "Basic Keelboat" requires a keel? I don't know that.

BTW i teach Basic Keelboat under the auspices of the facility's owner, who is so certified. Some day I'll get the cert. But I do have a 100- ton coastal aux. sail/motor/steam ( the latter damn unlikely ;-) license.
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