ASA 103 Sailing Lessons | Modern Sailing School

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

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

After learning sailing fundamentals in ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing, you're now ready to refine and expand your skills in preparation to charter and skipper 30' - 32' sailboats on your own. Our ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising course is taught aboard 30 to 32-foot sailboats with diesel inboard engines and wheel steering. With 25 knots of wind on a regular basis, strong currents, and heavy shipping traffic, San Francisco Bay offers one of the most challenging venues anywhere. At the end of this class, you'll have the experience and skills needed to enjoy sailing in a variety of conditions with confidence.

The ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising curriculum includes docking and maneuvering under power, heaving-to, crew overboard recovery, reefing (both underway and hove-to), correcting for weather helm, current and tide analysis, basic navigation, and chart work. Upon successful completion of the class, students are eligible to charter boats up to 32’ in length from our fleet.

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

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Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
Sailing Student trims the sail during a Basic Coastal Cruising Sailing Lesson on San Francisco Bay with Modern Sailing School and Club


  • 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.

  • Ray Arceneaux

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

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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