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First time ever from India-certification and sailing school advice!!

Hello friends
M from India and this forum has inspired me to take sailing seriously!I discovered this place today and ance have already spent about 10 hours reading!
I have decided to learn sailing.

WHY?
I am 23 year old male looking to get married next year and i want to take my partner on a nice journey.Earlier i had thought of appointing professional crew for the same but now i have decided to Bareboat (still learning sailing jargons ) -that is -dispensing with the crew.

For that i realized i need atleast an ASA-104 certification.

Now i my questions are-

1.i have come to understand you need ASA-101 and ASA-103 certification as prerequisite for ASA 104..since i dont have dem what is the best alternative for me? I believe that there there is some exam to clear for the certification? If so its something we INDIANS are really good at.. Theory so can i see videos and learn and give the exam and obtain certification?

However i want to learn sailing and so intend to join some sailing course for ASA-104..Since we have no such schools in India and no good ones in Asia-i would need to travel to USA or Europe which m completely willing to do..
But can i start practical training directly from ASA104???

2.How recognized is ASA certification worldwide for charter? Is it recognizable enough to get charter in a USA,Europe and Australia?

3.I have been reading about mono vs motor etc..I think mono suits my needs..however i also see catamaran sailboats.Now, when i saw a few videos on youtube and pictures and stuff i saw that in the medium cats,there are jet motor boats for taking out to sea and things like that...Is that possible for medium sized monos also?

4.Lastly, on ASA-104 certification page,it says "30-50 foot boat sailing".Does that include catamarans also? Are there separate training for cats and monos in Sailing schools?
I read on the forum that learning cats makes it an easy switch to mono...

I will forever be grateful to any replies (being my first ever regards to sailing!)

How should i go about it? Can anybody plz help me get started..would really really appreciate it! And thnx so much for making me a part of this family!!!

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Shashwat
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Re: First time ever from India-certification and sailing school advice!!

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The ASA is just a set of certifications from the US, there are equivalents in different parts of the world so don't get too hung up on them. Charter companies will recognise equivalent certifications from CYA, RYA etc. As far as I am aware, there are no "theory-only" certificates (aside from the basic rules and regs type ones), they all involve getting out there and doing it. You can often get some of the certs on week-long cruise and learn type places.
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Re: First time ever from India-certification and sailing school advice!!

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However i want to learn sailing and so intend to join some sailing course for ASA-104..Since we have no such schools in India and no good ones in Asia-i would need to travel to USA or Europe which m completely willing to do..

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I am quite sure you have good sailing courses in Asia and even In India that is a huge country. Sailing is not something that you can take a course and learn it all.You take a basic course, you sail and learn, than take another one and sail more (and learn) and then take an advanced course.

One of the best are the RYA certified courses and for having the more advanced one you have already to have many hours of sailing and I do not mean the ones you have on the courses but the ones that you make on your own.

For chartering a boat on coastal waters you only need the more basic course.

I have searched some RYA certified courses in Asia and that includes some in India:

Where's My Nearest | RYA

WCMYSS

RYA sailing courses in Malaysia and Thailand

Sail in Asia - Yacht Charters, Event Management, Training Courses, STCW95, RYA Certification, Regattas, Delivery, Cruises.



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I am quite sure you have good sailing courses in Asia and even In India that is a huge country. Sailing is not something that you can take a course and learn it all.You take a basic course, you sail and learn, than take another one and sail more (and learn) and then take an advanced course.

One of the best are the RYA certified courses and for having the more advanced one you have already to have many hours of sailing and I do not mean the ones you have on the courses but the ones that you make on your own.

For chartering a boat on coastal waters you only need the more basic course.

I have searched some RYA certified courses in Asia and that includes some in India:

Where's My Nearest | RYA

WCMYSS

RYA sailing courses in Malaysia and Thailand

Sail in Asia - Yacht Charters, Event Management, Training Courses, STCW95, RYA Certification, Regattas, Delivery, Cruises.



Regards

Paulo

I just cant thank you enough...!!!!!!i never found any in india.. This place is a couple of hours by flight from where i live!!
Thanx soo much!!
I have contacted them already!!
Thnx again!

Ps:thanx to the above reply poster as well!!

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Have fun and keep us posted about your sail course, maybe you will help others in the region
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