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Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Students learn to sail a boat of about 30 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. No prior experience is required to take this class. Course Content:  Getting Underway, Boat Balance, Docking, Securing the Boat, Points of Sail, Tacking & Jibing, Sail Trim, Controlling...

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) – Test Out

Testing out of ASA 101 is perfect for someone who is experienced at sailing and wants to take the advanced courses that ASA 101 is a prerequisite for. When you sign up for the test out, you will receive the 101 book to study for the exam. The test will...

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Students will learn the skills to perform as skipper and crew of a 30-45 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered keelboat. This course will consist of more hands on experience with 101 course...

BareBoat Cruising (ASA 104)

This course is structured along the lines of an actual charter: students will learn to pilot a sloop rigged keel boat 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise on inland or coastal waters. Topics to be covered include provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine...

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Students learn to sail a boat of about 30 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. No prior experience is required to take this class.

Course Content:  Getting Underway, Boat Balance, Docking, Securing the Boat, Points of Sail, Tacking & Jibing, Sail Trim, Controlling Angle of Heel, Heaving to, Reefing, Crew Overboard Drill, Solo Checkout, & Written Exam.

This is a 2-day, hands-on course covering the basics of sailing and boat handling on a 30’+ sized sailboat. Max of 3 students per class.

Prerequisite: None

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) – Test Out

Testing out of ASA 101 is perfect for someone who is experienced at sailing and wants to take the advanced courses that ASA 101 is a prerequisite for. When you sign up for the test out, you will receive the 101 book to study for the exam. The test will be administered before taking the next level ASA 103 class.

Additional info: The cost of the test out option is $250. This includes the cost of the ASA 101 coursebook, shipping, the class certification ASA passport, registration with the ASA, testing fees, and administrative costs.  You might want to also add to contact Bill to see if the test out option is the best for the student. Bill should probably determine eligibility instead of the student via a phone conversation. It’s really important for the student to have a good basic knowledge before taking advanced classes. You should also include that the test must be taken in person and can be administered at the beginning of the 103 class.

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Students will learn the skills to perform as skipper and crew of a 30-45 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered keelboat.

This course will consist of more hands on experience with 101 course topics, and additional content includes: Boat Systems & Battery, Electrical Panel & Engine, Prop Walk & Docking, Rules of the Road, Sound Signals, Buoys, Lights, VHF, Cruising Tips, Navigation, Chart Problem, Safety Systems, Heavy Weather Sailing, & Written Exam.

This is a 2-day overnight course. Students will learn the fundamentals of large boat cruising in preparation for skippering on larger bodies of water. Max of 3 individual students or 2 couples per class.

Prerequisite: ASA 101 (Qualified sailors may test out)

BareBoat Cruising (ASA 104)

This course is structured along the lines of an actual charter: students will learn to pilot a sloop rigged keel boat 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise on inland or coastal waters.

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, dinghy/tender operation, and how to work with charter companies when setting up your bareboat charter vacation.,

This is a 2-day live-aboard course. Boarding the first day at 6:00 p.m. staying on the boat two nights and going to 6:00 p.m. on the second day. Max of 3 individual students or 2 couples per class.

Prerequisites: ASA 101 and ASA 103

An Award Winning ASA Sailing School

If you are looking for classes as a beginner to learn to sail, or you want to advance your current sailing knowledge and skills through additional classes, we have the right course for you.

SailTime Door County Sailing School is committed to providing the highest quality sailing courses to both our members and the general public. We use a Beneteau 35.1 Oceanis  in our training classes.  Through the sailing school we offer the following ASA-approved sailing courses with a typical class size of 2-4 students.

Located in Sturgeon Bay WI, the SailTime Door County’s Sailing School provides cruising class instruction throughout the Door County Peninsula.  All locations are an easy drive for the seafaring residents in and around Door and Brown County that want to expand their boating knowledge and skills. You can also find great local entertainment, lodging, and food just minutes from all three marinas.

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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