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Sailing Center Individual Courses

For those looking to enroll in a particular ASA group Certification Class, and not take advantage of our Instructional Packages or Liveaboard Instructional Vacations, please check out our extensive list of ASA Group Classes.

ASA Sailing School Curriculums

ASA Course Certification Schedule

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101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing

Our Popular Beginner's Program

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Learn how to sail boats up to 27′ long.

Overview:
This 20 hour course is a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of sailing. Taught on stable 22 and 24 foot keelboats, you will be skippering on your first day of class and be confident sailing on your own.

Curriculum includes nautical terminology, docking, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, headsail changes, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and crew overboard.

Goal:
Competent to sail up to a 27’ sailboat in familiar waters.

Prerequisite:
None

Please Note:
We will find all of your partner(s) for all group classes.

If you have not completed the required reading before your arrival, or are not a valid candidate to test out of a given level, we may have to alter your program’s formula. In any case, our goal is to provide the best instruction possible, even if we have to adapt a new game plan.

Tuition Pricing does not include the following additional costs:

12% Port Tax

Sailing Made Easy Text Book:  $24.95 + tax

ASA Log Book:  $9.95 + tax

ASA Certification Fee:  $49.00 + tax

Postage:  Determined by your ZIP code

101 Pricing

Group
4 Max.
Semi Private
2 Max.
Private Test Out Damage Insurance Certification Fee
Public $310
$555/couple
$580
$1,060/couple
$960 $185 $5 $49
Members $260
$475/couple
$495
$910/couple
$825 $165 $5 $49

103 - Basic Coastal Cruising

Level Two for Day Sailing Yachts with Inboard Diesel Engines

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Overview:
This course introduces the intermediate sailor to the cruising yacht and offshore sailing procedures. Curriculum includes mechanical and electrical systems, weather navigation, anchoring, reefing, heavy weather sailing, rules of the road, motoring skills, safety and emergency procedures, maneuvering under power, and VHF radio procedures.

Goal:
Qualified to rent 30’ + sailboats with inboard engine for local water day sailing.

A.S.A. Certification Level:
Basic Coastal Cruising (BCC) A.S.A 103

Prerequisite:
ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing.

Please Note:
We will find all of your partner(s) for all group classes.

If you have not completed the required reading before your arrival, or are not a valid candidate to test out of a given level, we may have to alter your program’s formula. In any case, our goal is to provide the best instruction possible, even if we have to adapt a new game plan.

Tuition Pricing does not include the following additional costs:
Coastal Crusing Made Easy Text Book – $27.95 + tax
Postage – Determined by your ZIP code

103 Pricing

Group
4 Max.
Semi Private
2 Max.
Private Test Out Damage Insurance
Public $495 $645
$1,060/couple
$1,290 $315 $5
Members $420 $545
$910/couple
$1,090 $275 $5

104 - Bareboat Cruising

Level Three for Multi-Day Cruising Adventures

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Overview:
This course is for sailors who wish to charter boats for multiple days anywhere in the world. Curriculum includes cruise planning, provisioning, anchoring, weather, navigation, boat systems, reefing and heavy weather sailing, safety, emergency procedures and long-distance passage making. You will experience a trip to Santa Cruz Island with overnight stay(s) in one of the island’s anchorages. The course is taught on a 36′ – 50′ yacht.

Goal:
Qualified to bareboat charter 28 ’ – 50’ yachts for multiple days.

Prerequisites:
ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing and ASA 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising

Please Note:
We will find all of your partner(s) for all group classes.
If you have not completed the required reading before your arrival, or are not a valid candidate to test out of a given level, we may have to alter your program’s formula. In any case, our goal is to provide the best instruction possible, even if we have to adapt a new game plan.

Tuition Pricing does not include the following additional costs:
Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Text Book – $39.95 + tax
Postage – Determined by your ZIP code

104 Pricing

Group
4 Max.
Semi Private
2 Max.
Damage Insurance
Public $550/person $670/person $5
Members $465/person $570/person $5

105 - Coastal Navigation

A Home Study Course on Navigation

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Overview:
This course offers a comprehensive overview of all forms of navigation exclusive of celestial. Curriculum includes chart reading, dead reckoning, taking bearings, plotting techniques, tides and currents, set and drift calculations, compass steering, navigation rules and aides, and electronic navigational equipment. This class is a home correspondence course.

Goal:
Demonstrate navigation theory required for coastal waters.

Prerequisite:
None

Please Note:
If you have not completed the required reading before your arrival, or are not a valid candidate to test out of a given level, we may have to alter your program’s formula. In any case, our goal is to provide the best instruction possible, even if we have to adapt a new game plan.

105 Pricing

Private ASA Log Book
Public $255 $9.95 + tax & postage
Members $215 $9.95 + tax & postage

106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising

Level Four for Sailing Confidence in Any Weather

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Overview:
An advanced comprehensive 4 1/2 day curriculum offering: live-aboard systems and cooking, electronic fixes, sail shape, storm tactics, heavy weather sailing, watch keeping, weather forecast interpretation, harness wearing, night circumnavigation of Channel Islands, sailing with bare poles, towing, anchoring under sail, and more.

Goal:
Able to skipper a sailing vessel over 42 feet in coastal waters in any conditions.

Prerequisites:
ASA 101, 103, 104 & 105

Please Note:
If you have not completed the required reading before your arrival, or are not a valid candidate to test out of a given level, we may have to alter your program’s formula. In any case, our goal is to provide the best instruction possible, even if we have to adapt a new game plan.

106 Pricing

Private Damage Insurance
Public $825 $5
Members $700 $5

Challenge Courses (101 + 103)

Four-Hour Private Instruction to Challenge Your Sailing Experience

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If you have prior sailing experience, and feel you meet the requirements of ASA 101 and/or ASA 103, you may challenge them. The challenge includes 4 hours of private instruction, ASA textbooks, ASA examination, ASA log book and ASA certification(s).

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