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Learn to Sail Courses

Learning to sail at our certified ASA sailing facility gives sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. If you choose to venture beyond the sailing basics, we'll expand your horizons by teaching you to navigate with electronics and with the stars. With our sailing instruction, become certified at advanced or offshore levels and the world’s oceans will become your highways and by-ways. You can learn everything about sailing or select the things that interest you the most. Call us to get started!

ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing $300/$500

Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Free with 36 month membership!

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Basic
  • Tuition

ASA 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising $300/$500

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Basic
  • Tuition

ASA 104 - Bareboat Chartering $500/$650

Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Medium
  • Tuition

ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation $300/$500

Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Medium
  • Tuition

ASA 106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising $500/$650

Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Advanced
  • Tuition

ASA 107 - Celestial Navigation $300/$500

Learn the celestial navigation theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in offshore waters. On-water celestial navigation skills elements are demonstrated in ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Advanced
  • Tuition

ASA 108 - Offshore Passagemaking $Call

Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Advanced
  • Tuition

ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran $Call

Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

  • Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Level: Advanced
  • Tuition

  • Extra costs: books & materials, $15-$85 depending on course.
  • Experienced sailors can "challenge" an ASA level for a $100 testing fee.
  • Get Your Captain's License: Qualified sailors who graduate from our Instructor Qualification Clinic, and become certified by the American Sailing Association, are elegible for a U.S. Coast Guard license. Contact Cap'n Don for details.


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