SailTime Detroit offers ASA certified training to ensure that you are confident and competent for your sailing adventures. Just starting out or maybe you’re an ol’ salt, we have a program for you.
Our approach to sailing lessons is different than most. Class size is restricted, and we train on cruising class boats; not on small, open-deck day sailors. If your dream is to sail a large boat, we believe you should learn on a large boat. Students tell us that they enjoy the comfort of knowing they won’t get wet by capsizing, or run the risk of meeting the boom while tacking. Since all our boats are equipped with roller-furling jibs and mainsails, students will be trained on the modern rigs that are becoming common in the larger charter fleets around the world.
We do not have a “one size fits all” approach to learning. Give us a call and let’s work together to design the correct class structure based on your schedule, experience, and educational needs and abilities. Specialty classes for events like corporate team-building can also be designed.
ASA courses are offered at the SailTime Detroit base in St. Clair Shores or at the Great Lakes Sailing Co. in Traverse City, Michigan.
ASA 101 Course
Students learn to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.
ASA 103 Course
Students will learn the skills to perform as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters.
ASA 104 Course
This course is structured along the lines of an actual charter: students will learn to pilot a sloop-rigged keelboat 30 to 45 feet in length.
ASA 105 Course
ASA 106 Course
ASA 114 Course
ASA 103/104 Combo Course
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.