ASA 203, Basic Coastal Cruising Instructor Qualification Clinic | Modern Sailing

ASA 203, Basic Coastal Cruising Instructor Qualification Clinic

Are you ready to become an ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising instructor?

1. Are you a current ASA member, or willing to become a member?
2. Do you hold an ASA 201, Basic Keelboat Sailing Instructor Certificate, or will you enroll in ASA 201 and 203 simultaneously?
3. Do you hold an ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising Certificate, or will you enroll in the ASA 200 - 203 Instructor Preparation Clinic?

If you are able to respond "yes" to the questions above, you're ready to become an ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising Instructor!

Clinic Application

Apply for the ASA 203 IQC by sending us your completed ASA-107B Instructor Application and Sailing Resume forms. Email your completed forms to Questions about the clinic or application process? Email us or call our office at (415) 331-8250.

Clinic Information

The ASA 203 IQC is the second instructor-level clinic in the keelboat training system and certifies an individual for teaching the ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising course at an ASA affiliate school. ASA Instructor Certification Standards parallel those required for students, but at a much higher level with emphasis on teaching. ASA 203 certification requires the Instructor Candidate to score 90% or more on the BCCI written examination and to pass an on-the-water skills evaluation by a certified ASA Instructor Evaluator. When the Candidate is successful, the Instructor Evaluator signs the certification page in the Candidate's log book and the ASA issues the certification stickers by mail.

Price: $495

ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics Schedule

NOTE: Even though you can earn your ASA Instructor Certificate without holding a US Merchant Marine Credential (captain's license), you will not be eligible to work as an instructor on US federal waters without credentials/licensure.

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  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

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

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