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ASA Courses

ASA 104/114, Bareboat Cruising Catamaran Combination Course

5 days / 4 nights, Mon - Fri

Prepare to charter internationally on multihulls with this 5-day, 4-night combination course to receive your ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising and ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran certifications. Topics covered include planning and provisioning for multi-day trips, sailing and anchoring at night, docking and maneuvering under power, boat systems and troubleshooting. You will also receive introductions to chart navigation and electronic piloting. 

ASA 105, Coastal Navigation

Modern Sailing teaches the ASA's Coastal Navigation course.
6 Evenings, Tues / Weds / Thurs (7 - 10pm)

The ASA 105, Coastal Navigation workshop offers advanced chart navigation instruction and prepares students to successfully complete the certification exam. Areas of study include chart reading, tidal current determination, dead reckoning, position fixes, running fixes, danger bearings, set and drift problems, and more. The class is intended to supplement the text rather than replace it, so plan on studying before the class begins.

ASA 105/106, California Coastal Combination Course (Coastal Navigation & Advanced Coastal Cruising)

Heavy Weather Sailing along the California Coast is challenging and a great way to gain advanced ASA certifications: Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)
7 days / 6 nights, Mon - Sun

The dynamic California Coast provides the perfect setting for training at an advanced level. This 7-day course combines ASA 105, Coastal Navigation and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising certifications. With this course, you will discover ocean sailing and benefit from the wealth of knowledge that our instructors have gained from their own extensive cruising adventures.

ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran

Modern Sailing School and Club Members getting ready for their Cruising Catamaran Course (ASA 114) in Sausalito.
2 days, Sat & Sun (9am - 5pm)

Catamarans, otherwise known as multihulls, are quickly becoming the preferred charter boat of the Caribbean and South Pacific. As cruising vessels, multihulls offer a few advantages over monohulls - spaciousness, speed, stability, and a shallow draft that allows you to anchor closer to shore.

ASA 101/103, Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Combination Course

Sailing across San Francisco Bay with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, student practice skills learned in Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) 5-day Combination Course at Modern Sailing School and Club
5 days, Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

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.

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Sailing Student trims the sail during a Basic Coastal Cruising Sailing Lesson on San Francisco Bay with Modern Sailing School and Club
2 weekends, Sat & Sun (9am - 3:30pm)

After learning sailing fundamentals in ASA 101, you are now ready to refine and expand your skills in preparation to skipper daytime sailing expeditions. The ASA 103 curriculum includes docking and maneuvering under power, anchoring, crew overboard recovery, heaving to, reefing under way and hove-to, correcting for weather helm, tide and current analysis, and an introduction to basic chart navigation.

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

Students enjoying the Basic Keelboat Course (ASA 101) on San Francisco Bay
2 weekends, Sat & Sun (9am - 3:30pm)

With 25 knots of wind on a regular basis, strong currents, and heavy shipping traffic, San Francisco Bay offers one of the most challenging training venues anywhere, giving you the experience and skills you’ll need to enjoy sailing in a variety conditions with confidence. The ASA 101 course provides the skills you'll need to enjoy active participation as crew in the operation of a sailboat. Learn sailing terminology and its applications, knots, points of sail, rules of the road, docking basics, and more.

Testimonials

  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • John Clark

    Every aspect of Modern Sailing - training, syllabus, course materials, quality of the boats, quality of the instructors, and the very friendly and helpful staff - exceeded my expectations. Modern Sailing has a first class sailing program in an environment with challenging winds and currents. I look forward to coming back to charter a boat and certainly plan to continue my sailing training.

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415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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