Advanced Coastal Cruising and Navigation
Thanks for the comments-- we are looking forward to what's to come.
Next year or the following (after we charter for two or more weeks, and cruise the river on our C&C 27), we both plan to return for the week-long Advanced Coastal Cruising and Coastal Navigation courses (ASA 106 and 105). The series this year even offers a series of longer cruises that circumnavigate Vancouver Island.
We'd both like the additional ASA certifications, but it isn't cheap and we'd have to go one at a time (kid duty at home), but it's a good goal and maybe the best way to get some offshore experience.