Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Students learn to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. No prior experience is required to take this class. Our week-end public ASA Basic Keelboat course is limited to 4 people so you get plenty of personal...

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Students will learn to skills to perform as skipper or crew of a 30-50 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by...

BareBoat Cruising (ASA 104)

Students will learn to pilot a sloop rigged keelboat, 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise on inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and seas. Topics to be covered include provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance,...

Combo Course (ASA 103/104)

It often makes sense for students to combine 2 or more ASA certifications into one extended class.  We can save experienced sailors time and money by allowing moderately experienced sailors to test out of a lower certification.  Or for those with limited time away from work, you can earn multiple...

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

In this 4 day class, students will learn the navigational theory and hands on skills needed to safely sail a vessel in near coastal or inland waters with a focus on real world, practical navigation in a class room setting. Students move from dead reckoning to more advanced piloting incorporating...

Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)

Students will learn how to pilot a cruising catamaran between 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day live-a-board cruise in near coastal waters. At the end of the class, students will be able to sail in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions. Course material includes: catamaran structure, components...

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Students learn to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. No prior experience is required to take this class.

Our week-end public ASA Basic Keelboat course is limited to 4 people so you get plenty of personal instruction. The course combines classroom and on the water instruction. When you complete Basic Keelboat certification, you will have enough practical experience to skipper a sailboat of about 22′ in light to moderate winds.

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Students will learn to skills to perform as skipper or crew of a 30-50 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds and sea conditions.

BareBoat Cruising (ASA 104)

Students will learn to pilot a sloop rigged keelboat, 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise on inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and seas. Topics to be covered include provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance, 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.

Combo Course (ASA 103/104)

It often makes sense for students to combine 2 or more ASA certifications into one extended class.  We can save experienced sailors time and money by allowing moderately experienced sailors to test out of a lower certification.  Or for those with limited time away from work, you can earn multiple certifications into a shorter period of time.

The ASA 103/104 course is a 5-day, 4-night class covering the material of ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising and ASA 104 Bareboat Charter.  The course is built like a short charter vacation and is great for families or couples interested in chartering in the Caribbean.  

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

In this 4 day class, students will learn the navigational theory and hands on skills needed to safely sail a vessel in near coastal or inland waters with a focus on real world, practical navigation in a class room setting. Students move from dead reckoning to more advanced piloting incorporating current, leeway, and GPS navigation. Students learn to use tide and current tables, light lists, Chart No. 1, Notice to Mariners, and other tools.

Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)

Students will learn how to pilot a cruising catamaran between 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day live-a-board cruise in near coastal waters. At the end of the class, students will be able to sail in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions. Course material includes: catamaran structure, components & features, performance under sail and power, safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

You Deserve to Learn to Sail on the Chesapeake at an award-winning Sailing School: Our affiliate school BaySail on the Chesapeake is for You!

With great reviews on Trip Advisor,  Google Places, and Yelp; BaySail has been training sailors for over 14 years.

BaySail offers a full range of ASA certified courses designed to enhance your skills and love of sailing.

ASA certification is recognized worldwide by sailing professionals and yacht charter companies and ensures that our sailing school complies with an established and comprehensive program. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sailor wishing to sharpen your skills, our goal at BaySail is to provide you with an experience that is fun, educational and above all increases your love of sailing. Listed below are some key reasons why we would like you to consider BaySail.

ASA CERTIFICATION – BaySail offers a full range of American Sailing Association (ASA) courses and has earned the ASA Gold Standard Rating. ASA provides a stepped approach to learning to sail — as you take courses you gain skills and become certified to skipper different sized boats. ASA certification is recognized worldwide by sailing professionals and yacht charter companies, and it ensures that our school complies with a comprehensive program.

SMALL CLASS SIZE – SailTime Members are limited only two students per boat, and BaySail classes are limited to four students affording plenty of personal attention. Our instructors are mature, experienced and qualified. They love their jobs, and it shows!

FIRST CLASS BOATS – BaySail uses new or recent model sailboats that are chosen to give you the best possible sailing experience. All BaySail boats are fully equipped, impeccably maintained and sparkling clean (you could eat off our decks!). After completing your course, you can practice your newly acquired skills on a variety of daysailers and yachts that are available for rent/charter from BaySail at a discounted rate for graduates. Please see our website for photos.

LOCATED ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY – Located just off I-95 in the historic town of Havre de Grace, only 45 minutes from Baltimore and an hour from Philadelphia, BaySail offers an ideal venue for a variety of sailing instruction. The Havre de Grace harbor features protected waters for beginner courses while the greater Chesapeake Bay ensures challenges for more experienced students. Free shuttle from the train station is available.

All of our instructor-captains are USCG-licensed and ASA-certified

SailTime supports the national recreational boating education standards as recognized by the United States Coast Guard.

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June 18th, 2020

As we dream of setting sail for the 2020 boating season, our thoughts also wander to the many dockside restaurants you can get to on a SailTime boat. Sure, many argue sailing is more about the journey than the destination.…

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