ASA Courses

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

Step aboard and learn to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat by day in light to moderate wind and sea conditions.  This course covers knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.  Practicing your new skills after completing this introductory course are imperative to become a successful sailor.  Check out our rental options or group lessons to get more sea time. 

Two Day Course.  No experience necessary. $535 single–  $1028 for two.  Price includes one-year membership to the American Sailing Association.  Three seats available per class.  Classes run from roughly 10 am to 6 pm.  Please bring a lunch with you.

  • Basic Sailing Terminology
  • Maneuvers & Points of Sail
  • Navigation Rules
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Safety Gear & Procedures
  • Crew Overboard
  • Knots
  • Return & Secure

 More detailed information can be found through the ASA website:

 https://asa.com/certifications/asa-101-basic-keelboat-sailing/


ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. This course covers knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather forecast interpretation, safety and seamanship.

Prerequisite: ASA 101 or Equivalent.*  Two Day Course.  $595 single – $1095 for two.  Three seats available per class.  Classes run from roughly 10 am to 6 pm.  Please bring a lunch with you.

  • Cruising Sailboat Terminology
  • Safety Equipment & Emergency Procedures
  • Coastal Navigation & Weather
  • Sail Plan and Reefing
  • Cruising Seamanship
  • Docking
  • Anchoring

More detailed information can be found through the ASA website: 

https://asa.com/certifications/asa-103-basic-coastal-cruising/

 *If you have not taken ASA 101, but have significant sailing experience, you will need to test out of all skills required to pass 101 before taking ASA 103.  Time required to test out of 101 is billed at the private lesson rate.


ASA 101 & 103 Combo Course

This course combines both curriculums into an exciting 3 day course. It’s an efficient way to learn without losing any momentum, with the added benefit of a cost savings over taking 101 & 103 separately.

Three Day Course.  Recommended for those with recent sailing experience.  $1,035 single –  $1,975 for two. Price includes one-year membership to the American Sailing Association.  Three seats available per class.  Classes run from roughly 10 am to 6 pm.  Please bring a lunch with you.

 

Other Classes and Offerings

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available at a rate of $85 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  These lessons can be taught on school owned boats or on personal boats.  Blocks of private lesson hours can be purchased at a discount of 10% for blocks of 10 hours or more.  Three students maximum per private lesson.  Private lessons are booked by appointment only after speaking with a captain about your sailing needs and goals. 


Introduction to Sailing

This three hour introductory course is perfect for someone who's never been sailing before and wants to get out on the water.  Learn the basics with one of our captains and try your hand at sailing in our 23 foot keel boat.  Use this short class as a way to learn if sailing is for you or just to try something new and enjoy a day on the waters of Casco Bay.  Rates are $139 per person, with four seats available per boat.  Please call to schedule. 


Group Lessons

Open to ASA graduates, these weekly sunset sails will offer an affordable opportunity to practice your new found sailing skills. 


Private Charters

Boats are available to for captained charters at a rate of $85 per hour with a two-hour minimum.   Charters provide a great way to experience sailing and Casco Bay for those who are not interested in doing the sailing themselves.  Guests are welcome to bring snacks and beverages along to enjoy on their charter.