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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing,
Everyday lecture starts at 10 AM, and a notebook is advised. After a brief lunch, we will practice sailing on the water until 6 PM. Be prepared to sail in the light rain, wear non-marking boat shoes, and have your choice of sun protection and drinking water. We strongly advise the use of sailing gloves.

Students can take or not take the written test on the third day, after lunch. It is a hundred-question multiple choice answers test needed for ASA 101 Certification. Your skills will be assessed and corrected as the course progresses. The instructor will sign your certification in your ASA logbook upon course completion All documentation will be filed with ASA for final approval, and the ASA will mail your sticker according to your level of achievement (please, allow time for processing).

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

    Able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet long in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of 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. Auxiliary power operation is not required.


    RECOMMENDATIONS: To start your journey, take the ASA Online Sailing Course entitled “Your First Sail.” This fun and interactive course will teach sailboat basics, including sailing terminology, commands used at the helm, and how the sails move the boat forward—strongly advised ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy Textbook.
    STUDY MATERIALS (not included in course fee):
    - ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy Textbook
    - USCG Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook
    - Boater’s Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats
    UPON COMPLETION: You will receive the official ASA Logbook (included in the course fee if the test is passed) signed by your instructor. ASA will send you an official Certification Sticker to be placed in your logbook. The $ 15.00 Test Fee and one-time $ 39.00 ASA Registration Fee (to be paid at the end of the course) include complimentary 3-month ASA Membership.

ASA 103, Coastal Cruising
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