ASA 101: Basic Keel Boat Course

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American Sailing Association certifications are lifelong and globally recognized for those looking to steer from the helm – just in case you were looking for an adventure. 

Good for sailboat charters with 20′ – 27′ sloops and includes 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. The class is 10 hours long and is four segments of 2.5 hour instruction that is hands-on and on the sailboat. 

New Students Receive

In addition to four classes of 2.5 hours each totaling ten hours of instruction, students walk away confident and capable of renting sailboats at any American Sailing Association facility. New student graduates receive many official American Sailing Association perks and benefits.

  • Official ASA Logbook
  • ASA 101: Basic Keel Boat Textbook – Sailing Made Easy
  • One Year ASA Membership (mailed after graduation)
  • ASA Certification Sticker (mailed after graduation)

More Learning Links

Some helpful learning links to supplement your coursework for ASA 101.

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