ASA 118, Docking Endorsement | Modern Sailing

ASA 118, Docking Endorsement

One Day, 9am - 3:30pm

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.

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: 
$295
Cost for Non Members: 
$355
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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  • 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!

  • Emma & George Stubbs, Sausalito

    We just took our ASA 106 at a school in Rhode Island as we prepare for 6 months of cruising in the Caribbean. The class was great, but more than anything it made us really appreciate the quality of teaching and rigor at Modern Sailing. Even though we were the newest to sailing, the group seemed to think that we had the best fundamentals. We felt very well prepared and we see why Modern Sailing has the reputation it does.

  • Andrew Goble, San Francisco

    It has been wonderful sailing with MSC over the years. Please extend my thanks to the owners, management, and staff for unrequited professionalism and high standards in a charter fleet. I have sailed with several in my years and none nearly hold a candle to the quality of business and staff at Modern Sailing.

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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