We have a unique and comprehensive learn to sail program that combines the on-the-water training with our American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructors and on-line classroom lessons through NauticEd, an internationally recognized sailing education & certification program that offers eLearning courses for beginners to advanced sailors.
All our programs are internationally recognized sailing education & certification program. The American Sailing Association is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts.
INTRODUCTION TO SAILING: Learn to skipper a 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. All classes are taught on Beneteau ASA First 22’s, boats designed through a collaboration of Beneteau and the ASA. Two weekends with written test on the final day.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30′-45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn to act as skipper and crew of an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions.
If you’re planning on skippering a sailboat on a sailing vacation and the charter company requires an international certification, completion of this certification test and on-the water skill assessment will qualify you for charter just about anywhere in the world. The SLC examination is a two part process. Step one is to complete the comprehensive on-line test of your sailing knowledge skills, and step two is the on-the-water demonstration of your skills. The test will take approximately 3 hours of time. There is no time limit and no cost for the on-line assessment. The on-the-water can be taken in 2 person or private on-board class. There is a charge for the boat and certified skipper.