Sailing Courses

 

Mate’s Courses: (Non-certification) 1 Day – $150

Mate's Courses (Non certification)

Prerequisites: None

Description: Fast track course to becoming a skilled and confident First Mate on sail or power boats! This one-day course will introduce you to nautical terminology, communications, sail handling, winch techniques, docking, anchoring and mooring basics, use of onboard marine systems, and basic seasmanship. Learn how to speak the lingo, help your Captain look good, and enjoy your time onboard! Improve your boat knowledge and sailing skills for greater enjoyment onboard. Prepare now to crew on bareboat charters in exotic locations!

Schedule: Group sessions TBD, Private Sessions for YOUR Crew By Request

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Introduction to Sailing: (Non-certification) 2 Hrs – $95

Introduction to Sailing Course

Prerequisites: None

Description: Experience the magic of sailing with this two-hour introductory course. Hoist the sails and cast off for an action-packed two hour sailing lesson! Learn the lingo, set the sails, and take the tiller. Feel what it’s like to be one with the wind and water. For those with lots of interest but little time – give sailing a try!  We know you’ll be back for more.

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Learn to Sail: (Non-certification) 2 Days – $300

Learn to Sail (Non-certification)

Prerequisites: None

Description: Learn to Sail a 22′ sailboat in light winds and sea conditions in familiar waters under supervision. This course is designed for the novice who wishes to get a solid foundation and a level of confidence before advancing to the more intensive certification courses. Taught on our Capri 22 keelboats; covers rigging the boat, tacking, jibing, sailing all points of sail, nautical terminology and safety. Serves as a prerequisite for ASA 101, or simply a fun weekend learning to sail!

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Basic Keelboat: (ASA 101) 2 Days – $485

Basic Keelboat: ASA 101

Prerequisites: Learn to Sail or equivalent experience

Description: Learn to Skipper a 22′ sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. Taught on our Capri 22 keelboats; perfect for stability and responsiveness, as well as crew comfort. Build on the basic sailing skills developed in Learn to Sail and progress to docking, mooring, speed control, man-overboard recovery, auxiliary power and basic navigation. Successful completion results in ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Certification, so you can Skipper daysailers with confidence.

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Basic Coastal Cruising: (ASA 103) 3 Days – $750

Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certificate (ASA 101)

Description: Cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat in moderate winds and sea conditions. For students who already have some auxiliary power experience, this course is taught on the Beneteau 32. New skills include anchoring, mooring, reefing, chart-reading, manuevering under power with inboard diesel, and confidently handling a larger sailboat under sail or power. Liveaboard option available for this course.

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Basic Keelboat / Coastal Cruising: (ASA 101/103) 5 Days – $1150

Basic Keelboat / Coastal Cruising (ASA 101 / 103)

Prerequisites: Learn to Sail or equivalent experience

Description: Learn to Skipper a 22′ keelboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters, then build your skills to cruise in local and regional waters as both Skipper and Crew on an auxiliary powered 30′+ cruising keelboat in moderate conditions.  Course begins on our Capri 22 keelboats; perfect for stability and responsiveness, as well as crew comfort. Build on the basic sailing skills developed in Learn to Sail and progress to docking, mooring, speed control, man-overboard recovery, auxiliary power and basic navigation. Then graduate to the Beneteau 32 and take those skills to the next level!  Learn cruising skills including anchoring, mooring, reefing, chart-reading, manuevering under power, and confidently handling a larger sailboat under sail or power. Liveaboard option available for this course.

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Bareboat Chartering: (ASA 104) 3 Days – $995

Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)

Prerequisites: ASA Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification

Description: This liveaboard course is the gateway to worldwide bare-boat chartering. A more advanced course for individuals with basic coastal cruising experience, you’ll act as skipper and crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat, sailing by day in coastal waters. This course covers boat systems, maintenance procedures, navigation, provisioning, weather and more advanced sailing skills – the tools you’ll need to charter a cruising boat, or skipper your own. Taught on cruising yachts 32-40′, provisions included.

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Basic Coastal Cruising / Bareboat Charter: (ASA 103/104) 5 Days – $1600

Basic Coastal Cruising / Bareboat Chartering (ASA 103 / 104)

Prerequisites: ASA Basic Keelboat Certification

Description: Combines basic and intermediate coastal cruising/bareboat charter courses in a 5-day, liveaboard curriculum – a full-immersion experience!  By the end of the course, you’ll be able to act as skipper or crew of a 30-50′ cruising sailboat, in preparation for bareboat chartering or handling your own cruising boat. New skills include anchoring, mooring, reefing, chart-reading & navigation, manuevering under power, boat systems, maintenance procedures, provisioning, weather and more advanced sailing skills – the tools you’ll need to confidently handle a larger sailboat under sail or power. This liveaboard course (provisions included) is the gateway to worldwide bare-boat chartering, and is taught on cruising yachts 32-40′.

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Coastal Navigation & Piloting: (ASA 105) 4 Days – $395

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

Prerequisites: None

Description: Demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. Practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.

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NB: Home-study course also available @ $300

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Advanced Coastal Cruising: (ASA 106) 5 Days – $1700

Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)

Prerequisites: ASA Basic Keelboat Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering and Coastal Navigation Certification

Description: Safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length. This is a day and nighttime Standard in coastal and inland waters, in any weather. This liveaboard course includes provisions and ASA text and certification materials.

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Cruising Catamaran: (ASA 114) 3 Days – Price dependent

Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (104) is attained in conjunction with BBC Multihull (114). All material in both standards (104 & 114) must be taught and tested before 114 can be awarded. If 104 is already achieved, 114 can be taught as a 2 day course.

Description: An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.

Schedule: Upon request

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Docking: (ASA 118 Endorsement) 1 Day – $325

Docking (ASA 118 Endorsement)

Prerequisites: ASA 103 for certification, but anyone may take course for experience.

Description: This 1-day course builds on the basic docking skills introduced in ASA 103 and 104, developing techniques for handling single engine boats in tight quarters as well as methods of securing boats to docks in a variety of conditions.

Schedule: View course schedule. Also available upon request, or On-Your-Own Boat.

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Marine Weather: (ASA 119 Endorsement) 4 Days – $395

Marine Weather (ASA 119)

Prerequisites: None

Description: Understand and demonstrate the proper use of weather information in planning and adapting navigaion during local and passage-making voyages. Demonstrate the ability to use both the latest technological tools as well as traditional maritime skills to forecast weather conditions.

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2014 Course Schedule

2014 Course ScheduleMayJuneJulyAugSept
Mates CourseBy requestBy requestBy request
Introduction to SailingFri pm &
by request
Fri pm &
by request
Fri pm &
by request
Fri & Sat pm &
by request
Fri & Sat pm &
by request
Learn to Sail10 - 11
24 - 25
7 - 8
28 - 29
12 - 13
TBD
9 - 10
23 - 24
6 - 7
20 - 21
ASA 101 (Keelboat)17 - 18
31 - Jun 1
May 31 - Jun 1
14 - 15
5 - 6
26 - 27
16 - 17
30 - 31
13 - 14
27 - 28
ASA (101/103 combo)TBD4 - 8
ASA 103 (Cruising)9-116 - 811 - 1315 - 175 - 7
ASA 103/104 combo8 - 12
ASA 104 (Bareboat)13 - 1525 - 2722 - 2426 - 28
ASA 106 (Advanced)By request
ASA 114 (Catamaran)By requestBy request
ASA 118 (Docking)2327By request29By request
Instructor Qual Clinics
ASA 201 - Keelboat
ASA 203 - Cruising
ASA 204 - Bareboat
ASA 218 - Docking
IQC Dates:
April 11-13
Apr 14
May 29
May 30
Classroom Courses 2014DatesLength
ASA 119 (Marine Weather)Feb 22/23 & Mar 1/2, 20144 day course
ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation)Mar 15/16 & 29/30, 20144 day course