ASA 101 – Basic Keelboating (2 Days+ 1 free rental)
This 2-day course is designed for individuals with limited or no sailing experience. The educational objectives include nautical terminology, sail theory, points of sail, safety equipment, man overboard procedures, basic rules of the road, helmsmanship, knot tying and line handling and usage of our Beneteau First 22 for a 1/2 day rental after class gives an extra day of sailing on the water. We highly recommend this for the novice sailor. Includes 1 year ASA membership.
Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds 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.
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Challenge (1 Day)
Test out on level 101 without staff instruction. Includes 1 year ASA membership.
ASA 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising (2 Days)
The educational objectives of Basic Coastal Cruising include refined sail theory, safety and safety equipment, reefing, man overboard, rules of the road, aids to navigation, helmsmanship, boat handling under power, heaving to, knots, bends, hitches, line handling, chart reading, crew responsibilities, weather observation, basic engine operations and anchoring.
- Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) Certification
- ASA103 certification requires demonstration of ASA101 knowledge and skills standards.
- ASA recommends a minimum of 24-40 sailing hours before undertaking ASA 103.
Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Challenge (2 Days)
Test out on level 103 without staff instruction.
ASA 104 Intermediate Coastal Cruising (Bareboat Chartering)
Only offered in conjunction with the 5 day Offshore Sailing trip and is included in that tuition. This program helps to prepare you to skipper your own sailing yacht by building on the knowledge and skills acquired in A.S.A. 101 and 103 The educational objectives include cruise planning, survival equipment, weather forecasting, engine troubleshooting, anchoring, docking and undocking under power, coastal piloting and chart navigation.
- Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) certification.
- ASA 104 certification requires demonstration of ASA 101 and ASA 103 knowledge and skills standards.
- ASA recommends a minimum of 80 sailing hours before undertaking ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising.
Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat (or catamaran, if course is conducted on such) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course is conducted as a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.
ASA 105 – Coastal Navigation (1 Day)
The educational objectives are reading chart symbols, use of the U.S. Coast Guard navigation publication tables, light list, notice to mariners, chart navigation, calculating DR positions, 3 bearing fixes, electronic fixes, set and drift computations, compass to true and compass deviation.
No prerequisite when taken with Offshore Sailing and is included in that tuition. May also be taken with administrative approval as a non-cruising challenge.
Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this Sailing Knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
ASA 106 – Advanced Coastal Cruising
Only offered in conjunction with the 7 day Offshore Sailing trip and is included in that tuition. The objective of this program is to prepare the individual to act as skipper of a sailing vessel in the 30 to 50 foot range in coastal water in any condition. Educational objectives include heavy weather seamanship, sail changes, sea anchors, stability, fatigue, special anchor techniques, towing operations, groundings, engine trouble shooting and maintenance, lightning protection, dinghy towing and night time man overboard drills.
- Basic Keelboat Sailing ASA 101
- Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103
- Bareboat Cruising ASA 104
- Coastal Navigation Certification in Los Angeles ASA 105
Able 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.
ASA 114 - Cruising Catamaran
- Basic Keelboat (101)
- Basic Coastal Cruising (103)
- The Bareboat Charter Standard (104)
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.