American Sailing Association Certification Course

Quick Details

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Duration: 2-day course – 7 hours each day

Guests: 2 students minimum, up to 4 students

Beginner Level Course:

Basic Keelboat Course (ASA101)

Graduates are able to sail a boat of 23 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. No auxiliary power or navigation skills required.

Morning Sessions – Two hours of classroom instruction each day covering sailing theory and terminology; crew communications; knots; rules of the road; chart reading, and a test.

Afternoon Session – Four hours of on-water sailing instruction aboard a 23′ sailboat practicing points of sail, boat handling, safety procedures, and crew rescue.

Boats limited to four students. Students receive $50 discount on subsequent boat rentals.

Intermediate Level Courses:

Intermediate Level Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Grads are able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of 27 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.

Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)

An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The graduate can act as skipper or crew of a 34-ft. boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.

American Sailing Association Certification

Students successfully completing ASA courses with Sag Harbor Sailing receive ASA Certification and an ASA logbook. Price includes two-day course, certification processing, and textbook.

Courses are taught weekdays and weekends 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Courses require a minimum of two students. Intermediate courses require pre-requisite certification and experience.