ASA 101

Our Basic Sailing course consists of 20 hours of instruction designed for the student with limited or no experience in sailing and will qualify members for chartering. Included are 8 hours of classroom lecture emphasizing nautical terminology, aerodynamics of sail, boating safety, rules of the road, radio procedure, anchoring and heavy weather survival.

In addition, students exercise practical sailing skills in 12 hours of lab sessions aboard 30ft boats, with emphasis on sailing maneuvers, docking procedures and “man-overboard” recovery techniques.

An additional one hour lab emphasizing Aventura charter policies, boat systems, and safety is given to current and prospective members. After this, you can charter sailboats as big as 32 ft (refer to “Certification Information for Chartering” section).

Basic Lectures

1. Terminology
2. Safety –PFD’s, Fire, Man Over Board, Sailing Checklists, Knot Tying
3. Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation, Systems
4. Heavy Weather, Anchoring, Examination

Basic Labs

I. Dockside Orientation
II. Sailing Maneuvers, Man Over Board
III. Docking & Sailing Review
IV. Anchoring, Docking & Sailing Review

ASA101 Pricing

Member Pricing **$500.00
Non-Member Pricing **$600.00
ASA Certification Add-on
(includes ASA registration and Logbook)
** Pricing includes the ASA 101 Manual:
Sailing Made Easy

ASA101 Course Schedule

DateClass TimeLecture & Lab #
Saturday, February 13th8 am to 1pmLecture & Lab I
Sunday, February 14th8 am to 1pmLecture & Lab II
Saturday, February 20th8 am to 1pmLecture & Lab III
Saturday, February 27th8 am to 1pmLecture & Lab IV