ASA 118, Docking Endorsement | Modern Sailing

ASA 118, Docking Endorsement

One Day, 9am - 4:30pm

The winds and tidal currents of San Francisco Bay can be challenging to sailors not only when sailing out on the bay, but especially when maneuvering in and out of dock slips. Join us for this one-day course in which you will learn strategies and techniques to safely and efficiently dock a 30' - 32' auxiliary-powered sailboat in a variety of conditions. Hands-on practice will increase your overall boat handling confidence while you gain knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, engine and steering controls, proper use of dock lines, crew communication, and safety.

The Docking Techniques for Single Engine Boats by Capt. Tom Tursi textbook is included with your purchase of this course and will be mailed to you. If you wish to pick up your textbook in person or if you sign up less than a week from your course, please contact our office. Optionally, you may purchase the Docking Techniques for Single Engine Boats e-book directly from the ASA. Advance study of your textbook will help you prepare for the multiple-choice examination to receive your ASA 118, Docking Endorsement certification.

This course is available at both our Berkeley and Sausalito locations.

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

Cost for Members: 
$325
Cost for Non Members: 
$445
Prerequisites: 
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing and ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising; or equivalent experience.
Modern Sailing offers the American Sailing Association's docking endorsement, ASA 118

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Sausalito Location
2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

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1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
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