ASA 103 Sailing Lessons | Modern Sailing School

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

2 weekends, Sat & Sun (9am - 3:30pm)

Have you completed ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing? Now that you have a solid understanding of sailing fundamentals under your life vest, you're ready to refine and expand your skills in ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising. This course will prepare you to skipper daytime sailing expeditions in San Francisco Bay. The course curriculum includes:

  • Docking and maneuvering under power
  • Anchoring
  • Crew overboard recovery
  • Heaving to techniques
  • Reefing underway and hove-to
  • Correcting for weather helm
  • Tide and current analysis
  • Introduction to chart navigation
  • Safety and seamanship

This four-day course consists of classroom lectures, and hands-on training under the guidance of a US Coast Guard licensed and America Sailing Association certified instructor. Each course has a maximum of 4 students.

The Coastal Cruising Made Easy textbook is included with your purchase of this course and will be mailed to you. If you wish to pick up your textbook in person or if you sign up less than a week from the first day of your course, please contact our office. Optionally, you may purchase the Coastal Cruising Made Easy e-book directly from the ASA. Advance study of your textbook will enhance your success in this course.

Upon successful completion of ASA 103, Modern Sailing club members are qualified to charter our Silver Fleet vessels. 

There are three ways to register for this course - by phone (415) 331-8250, email, or by clicking the link below.

Pricing shown below applies to weekend courses. Weekday course pricing is $825 for club members and $990 for non-members.

Cost for Members: 
$975
Cost for Non Members: 
$1170
Prerequisites: 
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Sailing Student trims the sail during a Basic Coastal Cruising Sailing Lesson on San Francisco Bay with Modern Sailing School and Club

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Testimonials

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • Emma & George Stubbs, Sausalito

    We just took our ASA 106 at a school in Rhode Island as we prepare for 6 months of cruising in the Caribbean. The class was great, but more than anything it made us really appreciate the quality of teaching and rigor at Modern Sailing. Even though we were the newest to sailing, the group seemed to think that we had the best fundamentals. We felt very well prepared and we see why Modern Sailing has the reputation it does.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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