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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 the skills to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary  powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25-35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operations, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim,...

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...

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

In this 4 day class, students will learn the navigational theory  and practices for safe navigation of a saiing vessel in coastal and 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,...

Advanced Cruising (ASA 106)

Students will learn to skipper and navigate a sailing vessel of approximately 30-50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions, day or night.  Knowledge of sail theory and steering forces, advanced sail control, weather prediction using clouds and instruments, boat systems maintenance, heavy weather precautions, safety...

Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)

Students will learn how to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day course upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course material includes: catamaran structure, components & features, performance under sail...

Docking Class (ASA 118)

This 1 day course is designed to teach safe and efficient docking in an auxiliary powered (single inboard or outboard engine) sailboat. It covers the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury. After reviewing study materials prior,...

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...

Combo Course (ASA 101/103/104)

It often makes sense for students to combine more ASA certifications into one extended class.  These combo courses are great for those with limited time away from work, you can earn multiple certifications into a shorter period of time. The ASA 101/103/104 course is a 5 day class covering the...

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 the skills to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary  powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25-35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operations, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.

Prerequisites: ASA 101

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 procedures, 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.

Prerequisites: ASA 101, ASA 103

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

In this 4 day class, students will learn the navigational theory  and practices for safe navigation of a saiing vessel in coastal and 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.

Prerequisites: ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104

Advanced Cruising (ASA 106)

Students will learn to skipper and navigate a sailing vessel of approximately 30-50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions, day or night.  Knowledge of sail theory and steering forces, advanced sail control, weather prediction using clouds and instruments, boat systems maintenance, heavy weather precautions, safety and seamanship.  Course syllabus includes: Proper selection of sails, local weather, “heaving to”, towing and using a dinghy, understanding boat limitations, emergency preparedness, nautical customs and courtesies, and night time man-overboard drills.

Prerequisites: ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, ASA105

Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)

Students will learn how to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day course upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course material includes: catamaran structure, components & features, performance under sail and power, safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

Prerequisites: ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104

Docking Class (ASA 118)

This 1 day course is designed to teach safe and efficient docking in an auxiliary powered (single inboard or outboard engine) sailboat. It covers the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

After reviewing study materials prior, students will spend an entire day on the boat practicing what they learn. Topics to be covered include forces that act on the boat, engine and rudder control, properly securing mooring lines, spring lines, safety, and crew responsibilities.

 

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 4 day class covering the material of ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising and ASA 104 Bareboat Charter.

Prerequisites:  ASA 101

Combo Course (ASA 101/103/104)

It often makes sense for students to combine more ASA certifications into one extended class.  These combo courses are great for those with limited time away from work, you can earn multiple certifications into a shorter period of time.

The ASA 101/103/104 course is a 5 day class covering the material of ASA 101 Basic Keelboat,  ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising and ASA 104 Bareboat Charter.

 

smile woman sailingSt. Augustine Sailing provides ASA sailing classes for those who are new to sailing or those you are returning to sailing. Since 1985 we have been teaching thousands of students the basics to advanced from our base location in historical and beautiful St. Augustine, Florida.  We offer the full range of ASA courses to help you achieve your on the water goals so if you are a beginner or just looking to refresh your skills; we are here for you!

All of ASA Sailing School classes are full with 4 students and may be scheduled with as few as two people, so if at least two enroll together, you may generally set your own dates. Private instruction is also available.

Historic St. Augustine, Florida, is an ideal place to learn to sail. Our marina is located on the intra-coastal water way and just a short distance from St. Augustine inlet. Students will experience a variety of conditions such as tidal currents in inlets and rivers, using channel markers and buoys, anchoring in situations of wind and current, sailing offshore in the Atlantic Ocean to name just a few.

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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