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Learn to Sail Courses – ASA Certifications

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We conduct a variety of sailing experiences, workshops and classes for clients who wish to explore the Gulf of Mexico Florida waters. We will help you get the experience and/or certification that you need.

ASA Certified Courses

Refresh your Sailing Skills

$350 per person (2 person minimum)

Refresh your skipper skills on a sloop-rigged 45′ yacht by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15-20 knots) and various sea condition

  • Sailing Review:  On the water instructor review and refresh sailing skills assessment to individuals proficiency class and on water training.
  • Docking  Review:  On the water – Prerequisites knowledge of auxiliary motor sailboat (inboard or outboard) tend dock lines, fenders and crew.
  • Anchor Review:  On the water – Prerequisites knowledge of auxiliary power review of setting an anchor and picking up mooring ball coordination with crew techniques.
  • Contact for scheduling

ASA Beginner

Basic Seamanship

ASA Advanced

Cruising Seamanship

Advanced Ocean Cruising

  • ASA 105 Coastal Navigation:

    Starpath School of Navigation handles all registration, administration, instruction, and also theexamination. You can contact them at this link: Starpath School of Navigation

  • Sailing Review: On the water instructor review and refresh sailing skills assessment to individuals proficiency class and on water training.
  • Docking  Review: On the water – Prerequisites knowledge of auxiliary motor sailboat (inboard or out board) tend dock lines, fenders and crew.
  • Anchor Review: On the water – Prerequisites knowledge of auxiliary power review of setting an anchor and picking up mooring ball coordination with crew techniques.
  • Heavy Weather Review:  On the water – Prerequisites knowledge of auxiliary motor sailboat (inboard or out board), ASA 104.
  • Night Sailing Review: On the water – Prerequisites knowledge of auxiliary motor sailboat (inboard or out board), ASA 104.

Contact us for more information and scheduling.

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ASA Course Requirements

ASA Certification requires that you become a member of ASA. ASA annual discounted rate of $59.

ASA requires each certification course that students use ASA textbooks. We recommend purchasing the printed bundled package (101,103, 104 textbooks) for $96.12. Purchased directly through ASA . It would be best to purchase textbooks one month before the start of the course to give students enough time to read the text and complete chapter reviews on each course.

Upon arrival, one log book will be issued to each enrolled student. Upon successful completion of course(s), the student will need to purchase the sticker of course certification for their log book. The cost is $150/successfully completed course. This amount is payable to Port Of Call Charters and the stickers will be sent directly to the student from ASA. This typically takes 3 to 4 week to process. Certifications and test results will be held in student’s permanent ASA record. 

103,104,114 – All require meal planning, and requires provisioning expenses (Trip to Grocery store). 

You can reach ASA  for textbooks and membership information at the following links:

 American Sailing Association – Membership

 American Sailing Association – Textbook Store

Additional Course Details

ASA 101 – Basic Keel Boat Sailing
TUITION: $595 PLUS ASA CERTIFICATION FEES AND TEXTBOOK (2 Student Minimum)
  • The Skills Required to Handle a Boat Safely
  • Useful Terms
  • Related Equipment
  • Sailing Theory
  • Points of Sail
  • Crew Communication
  • Crew Overboard
  • Knots
  • Rules of the Road and How to Avoid Collisions
  • Basic Aids to Navigation
  • Emphasis on Safety
  • Docking
ASA 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising
TUITION: $795 PLUS ASA CERTIFICATION FEES AND TEXTBOOK
  • Skills to Sail Sloop-Rigged Auxiliary Powered Sailboat in Moderate Conditions
  • How to Cruise Safely in Local and Regional Waters As Both Skipper and Crew With a Steering Wheel Vessel
  • Coast Guard Equipment Requirements
  • Emergency Handling
  • Man Overboard Drills
  • Anchoring Deploy and Retrieval Techniques
  • Sail Handling and Reefing
  • Reading a Nautical Chart,
  • Departure and Docking
  • Introduction to Weather
ASA 104 – Bareboat Cruising
TUITION: $820 PLUS ASA CERTIFICATION FEES AND TEXTBOOK (2 Student Minimum)

This is an advanced cruising standards for individuals with cruising experience. One will act as skipper or crew sailing by day near coastal waters in moderate or heavy weather and seas. Further sail training include knowledge of onboard systems and troubleshooting minor engine trouble, fuel, water, and cooling systems.

Student will also learn cruise planning and provisioning, cooking underway, piloting skills, further navigation, VHF, docking, mooring emergency skills, and using their skills in a coastal cruise to a destination and/or island hopping.

*Three days/two nights days of on-water instruction

***PREREQUISITES: ASA 101 and 103

ASA 105 – Coastal Navigation
NO PREREQUISITES HOME STUDY COURSE 

Student applies the navigation theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.

On-water navigation skills are a combination of 103 Coastal Cruising, 104 Bareboat Cruising in progressive levels of detail Coastal Navigation Course covers chart reading, lights and buoyage, dead reckoning, bearings and fixes, set and drift, tides and currents, lights, dayshapes, signals for shipping, emergency position finding and much more.

Be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.

Starpath School of Navigation handles all registration, administration, instruction, and also theexamination. You can contact them at this link: Starpath School of Navigation

ASA 101 – Basic Keel Boat Sailing & 103 – Basic Costal Cruising
TUITION: $1,175  PLUS ASA CERTIFICATION FEES AND TEXTBOOK (2 Student Minimum)
  • The Skills Required to Handle a Boat Safely
  • Useful Terms
  • Related Equipment
  • Sailing Theory
  • Points of Sail
  • Crew Communication
  • Crew Overboard
  • Knots
  • Rules of the Road and How to Avoid Collisions
  • Basic Aids to Navigation
  • Emphasis on Safety
  • Docking
  • Skills to Sail Sloop-Rigged Auxiliary Powered Sailboat in Moderate Conditions
  • How to Cruise Safely in Local and Regional Waters As Both Skipper and Crew With a Steering Wheel Vessel
  • Coast Guard Equipment Requirements
  • Emergency Handling
  • Man Overboard Drills
  • Anchoring Deploy and Retrieval Techniques
  • Sail Handling and Reefing
  • Reading a Nautical Chart,
  • Departure and Docking
  • Introduction to Weather
    *Four days/three nights days of on-water instruction
    ASA package – ASA 101, 103 and 104
    TUITION: $1,695  PLUS ASA CERTIFICATION FEES AND TEXTBOOK (2 Student Minimum)
    • The Skills Required to Handle a Boat Safely
    • Useful Terms
    • Related Equipment
    • Sailing Theory
    • Points of Sail
    • Crew Communication
    • Crew Overboard
    • Knots
    • Rules of the Road and How to Avoid Collisions
    • Basic Aids to Navigation
    • Emphasis on Safety
    • Docking
    • Skills to Sail Sloop-Rigged Auxiliary Powered Sailboat in Moderate Conditions
    • How to Cruise Safely in Local and Regional Waters As Both Skipper and Crew With a Steering Wheel Vessel
    • Coast Guard Equipment Requirements
    • Emergency Handling
    • Man Overboard Drills
    • Anchoring Deploy and Retrieval Techniques
    • Sail Handling and Reefing
    • Reading a Nautical Chart,
    • Departure and Docking
    • Introduction to Weather
    • This is an advanced cruising standards for individuals with cruising experience. One will act as skipper or crew sailing by day near coastal waters in moderate or heavy weather and seas. Further sail training include knowledge of onboard systems and troubleshooting minor engine trouble, fuel, water and cooling systems.

      Student will also learn cruise planning and provisioning, cooking underway, piloting skills, further navigation, VHF, docking, mooring emergency skills, and using their skills in a coastal cruise to a destination and/or island hopping.

      *Seven days/six nights of on-water instruction
      **9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      ASA Package – ASA 103 and 104

      Prerequisite ASA 101: 4 days 3 nights onboard
      ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising $1395
      Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 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.
      ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
      Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 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.
      Student purchases: ASA both 103 & 104 (2) textbooks Package $64.90 plus tax and shipping, current membership $59/yr, logbook included. Upon successfully passing each test, you will need to purchase a certification sticker. Cost $150/per sticker.

      Overnight accommodations

      Overnight accommodations if not included already with the overnight class curriculum $95 per night / $65 cleaning fee. (ASA 101)

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      Capt. Scott Brenner

      Former Commander USCG AUX 9-10 Ft. Myers-Cape Coral FL, current 100-ton Master Captain with sailing endorsement, over 5 years sailing instructor experience with both US Sailing, American Sailing Association certified for Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, Bare Boat, Navigation, Catamaran sailing courses.

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