Advanced ASA Sailing Courses | Modern Sailing School

Two Ways to Take ASA 105 & 106 - Combined or Separately

Advanced sailing courses on San Francisco Bay

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)
Cost: $375 for members, $425 for non-members
In preparation for the ASA Coastal Navigation exam, we offer a coastal navigation classroom workshop. Areas of study include chart reading, current determination, dead reckoning, fixes, running fixes, danger bearings, set and drift problems and more.

The class is intended to supplement the text rather than replace it, so plan on studying before the class begins.
Included in the price is a Coastal Navigation Kit which includes your text book with problem sets, Tide Book, a practice chart. The course is 6 evenings, 5 nights of study with testing on the sixth night. Please make sure to bring your navigation tools: divider, parallel rulers, etc. Pre-requisites: None


Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)
Cost: $1195 for members, $1395 for non-members
Ready to start doing long distance cruises on the coast? Our Advanced Coastal Cruising Course (ASA 106) will give you the skills and confidence you need for success.


Typically this class goes out the Golden Gate to Drakes Bay & the Farallon Islands, then down to Half Moon Bay and back. Taught aboard Coho II, a Spencer 44 bluewater cruiser, the curriculum includes ocean night sailing and navigation, anchoring, boat systems, developing float plans, and an introduction to electronic navigation including radar.
Boat systems and trouble shooting are also covered, with an emphasis on the problem solving skills that are essential to successful coastal cruising. Pre-requisite: ASA 104 & ASA 105


California Coastal Combo Course (ASA 105 & 106)
Cost: $1695 for members, $1925 for non-members
Because of dynamic conditions that present challenges to even experienced sailors, the California Coast provides the perfect setting for training students at the advanced level.


The 7-day course will be taught on Coho II, a Spencer 44 bluewater cruiser. Day One of the trip will be spent on boat systems, weather analysis and provisioning, with the first night anchored in Richardson Bay or Horseshoe Cove. The next morning we will head out the Gate and make the trip south without stopping to Monterey, if conditions allow. Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz offer shelter and additional anchoring/docking practice on our return trip up the coast. Pre-requisite: ASA 104


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  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

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    After complete two courses and having a variety of instructors, I can safely say, this is place to go if you want to learn to sail. The fleet is equally diverse and exciting. The office staff does a great job of getting you plugged into the sailing community. Fantastic group of folks!

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