The ASA 101/103 combination course is a five-day intensive program, a fast track to quickly prepare you to charter our Silver Fleet boats in San Francisco Bay.
At the Basic Keelboat level, you'll learn sailing terminology and its applications, knots, points of sail, rules of the road, introduction to docking, and more.
After learning sailing fundamentals in Basic Keelboat, refine and expand your skills in preparation to charter 30 to 32-foot sailboats on your own. The second half of the week covers the Basic Coastal Cruising curriculum and includes docking, 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 who are also Modern Sailing club members are eligible to charter boats up to 32’ in length from our fleet.
All of your class time is hands-on training under the guidance of a US Coast Guard-licensed instructor. This class is limited to 4 students.
There are three ways to sign up for this course - by phone (415) 331-8250, email, or by clicking the link below.