The ASA 101/103 combination course is a five-day intensive program, a fast track to quickly prepare you to charter boats up to 32 feet in length within San Francisco Bay. You'll learn Basic Keelboat Sailing fundamentals - sailing terminology and its applications, knots, points of sail, rules of the road, introduction to docking, and more. With the Basic Coastal Cruising curriculum, you'll refine and expand your skills with practice maneuvering under power, heaving-to, crew overboard recovery, reefing sails (both underway and hove-to), correcting sail trim for weather helm, tide and current analysis, and an introduction to basic chart navigation.
You will receive hands-on training under the guidance of a US Coast Guard-licensed ASA instructor. Class size is limited to 4 students. Upon successful completion of this combination course, students who are also Modern Sailing club members are eligible to charter our Silver Fleet sailboats (30 - 32’).
There are three ways to sign up for this course - by phone (415) 331-8250, email, or by clicking the link below.