Jersey Shore


Learn to Sail With SailTime!

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Unparalleled Excellence

SailTime University

We motivate students to enjoy their experience in a safe, productive and comfortable environment, but most importantly, we want everyone to have FUN!

The beginning course is designed to prepare a student for day sailing on a boat powered only by the wind. As students progress through the classes they’ll gain knowledge, and experience, on bigger vessels that have more complex systems and are also powered by inboard engines.

This graduated learning process allows students to reinforce and develop practical “on-the-water” skills while also gaining valuable boating knowledge, serving to gradually round out a sailor’s education.

Where: Ocean Gate Yacht Basin

Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Text book, log book and certification are all included in the fee (1 yr. of ASA membership is included for basic sailing students.)
  • Classes are taught by USCG Licensed Captains who are certified ASA instructors
  • Our basic class is held over three days (allowing for time to review & better retention)
  • We teach on newer model, fully equipped boats to maximize safety
  • Discounts apply to multiple students in a group – 2 take $25 off ea. or 3 take $35 off ea.
  • Schedule a basic course for your group when you want- Rate is $1600 for up to 4
  • “Women’s Only” classes and private instruction are also available
  • ASA classes may be challenged
  • Gift Certificate are available
  • SailTime members and returning students receive a 10% discount
Accelerate Skills Development

Experiential Education

We offer small class sizes (typically 2 to 4 students) to maximize helm time and accelerate your skills development. We believe that experiential education is the best way to learn, so nearly all course time is spent on the boat.
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.

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 to skills to perform as skipper or 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 50 feet in length.

ASA 105 Course

During this 4-day class, students will learn the theory and hands-on skills needed to safely navigate in near coastal or inland waters.

ASA 106 Course

Students will learn how to pilot a cruising catamaran between 30 to 50 feet in length during a multi-day live-a-board cruise in near coastal waters.

ASA 118 Course

This 1-day course is designed to teach docking in high wind situations, covering theory and techniques to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner.

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.

Learn to Sail

Boating Education

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