ASA 103 Sailing Lessons | Modern Sailing School

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

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

Have you completed ASA 101? With 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 certification 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

Each course has a maximum of 4 students. 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. Upon successful completion of ASA 103, Modern Sailing Club members can 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 $785 for club members and $945 for non-members.

Cost for Members: 
$925
Cost for Non Members: 
$1095
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

  • Sara Jane G.

    I've taken two classes at MSS&C and was very happy with the program. This is also a great club with lots of opportunities for camaraderie and practice on the water. The boats in the fleet are fantastic and kept in tip-top shape. I highly recommend for all sailors and would-be sailors!

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

  • Ray Arceneaux

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

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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