Our School is an American Sailing Association Training Facility and our instructors are all highly experienced Offshore and Bay Sailors with backgrounds in cruising and racing. All are ASA certified instructors and USCG licensed Captains.
ASA's Outstanding Sailing Schools in 2006
*NEW*INTRODUCTION TO SAILING PROGRAM
Price: $159.00 Length: 3 hours Prerequisite: none
This hands-on lesson will teach you basic sailing terminology, rigging techniques, and basic sailing maneuvers aboard one of our outstanding training vessels. This program is a great way to be introduced into the enjoyment, relaxation, and adventure of sailing! Please note that this course is not an American Sailing Association Certification.
BASIC KEELBOAT (ASA 101)
Price: $297.00 ($39.00 certification fee) Length: 2 days Prerequisite: none
Able to sail a boat of about 20 to 30 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory Standard with auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
Students that successfully complete the Basic Keelboat Course will receive certificates for a free 3-hour Skipper Skill Building session with one of our instructors AND a free 4-hour charter on one of our Colgate 26' sailboats.
BASIC COASTAL CRUISING (ASA 103)
Price: $397.00 Length: 2 days Prerequisite: ASA 101
Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions.
An advanced cruising Standard for those with some cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30-50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. Includes instruction on boat systems and maintenance procedures.
Courses 103 and 104 are combined into a 4 day, 3 night live aboard adventure.
COASTAL NAVIGATION (ASA 105)
Price: $379.00 Length: 2 classroom days Prerequisite: none
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 the Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. Able to 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 multi hull.
.*NEW*BASIC CELESTIAL ENDORSEMENT (ASA 117)
Price: $298.00 Length: 2 days Prerequisite: ASA 101
Understand and demonstrate the use of a sextant and Nautical Almanac to determine one's position at sea when out of sight of land. Students will learn to calculate their latitude by sighting the Sun or Polaris and determine longitude using equal Sun heights around Noon.
*NEW*DOCKING ENDORSEMENT (ASA 118)
Price: $349.00 Length: 2 days Prerequisite: ASA 101
This course further develops basic docking skills, developing techniques for handling single engine sailboats in tight quarters as well as methods of securing sailboats to docks in a variety of conditions.