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,...

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...

Advanced Cruising (ASA 106)

Students will learn how to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailboat 30 to 50 feet in length in near coastal and inland waters, in any wind and weather conditions. Course syllabus includes: Proper selection of sails, local weather, “heaving to”, towing and using a dinghy, understanding boat...

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.

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.

Advanced Cruising (ASA 106)

Students will learn how to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailboat 30 to 50 feet in length in near coastal and inland waters, in any wind and weather conditions. 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.

ASA 101-105 are all prerequisites.

We are an ASA Certified training facility that has been recognized as an Outstanding School!

SailTime San Francisco members and non-members will appreciate the quality sailing education provided in conjunction with the internationally recognized American Sailing Association (ASA).

Whether you are a novice or seasoned sailor, our experienced instructors will tailor your training and sailboat orientation to your specific skill level. We strive to provide top-notch instruction, in a highly personalized environment, according to your schedule. Our goal is to make you knowledgeable, prepared, and confident to command your SailTime yacht.

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By limiting sailing classes size, our sailing school students have the unique opportunity to more time at the helm. We train you on the yacht on which you are a member, to ensure that you become comfortable with the intimate workings of your particular vessel. Regardless of the size boat you sail, or level of ASA training you require, we will provide you with “tips and tricks” that go above and beyond the ASA course material.

Captain Chris (recently awarded ASA’s Outstanding Instructor of 2010) and Captain Lisa (SailTime San Francisco’s Owner/Operator) are United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains. They are similar to the pro at the local golf club. Their role is to be available to you and your family for private or semi-private coaching lessons.

As in any sport, we all need to brush up on our skills or to improve on them. Our captains are available for coaching on board your fractional sailing yacht. Therefore, much the same as you would a golf instructor; you have your own personal sailing instructor!

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June 18th, 2020

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