8 Day ASA Certification Course Package


$1,350 per person (4 consecutive weekends)




Our 8 Day Course Package includes four classes: (each class is a two day class)


  1. Basic Sailing and Seamanship (ASA 101 Basic Keelboat)
  2. Basic Coastal Cruising (Part One of ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising)
  3. Intermediate Coastal Cruising (Part Two of ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising)
  4. Bareboat Charter Course (ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering)


The Eight-Day Instruction Program is an excellent way to learn how to sail and obtain the Bareboat level of certification.You will experience 4 consecutive weekends (eight consecutive days can be arranged if needed) of sailing instruction on the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean.

The course structure is the same as our weekend group classes. Pacific Yachting & Sailing offers you the option of living onboard one of our sailboats after your course time. Our Eight-Day courses accommodate a maximum of four students (two students, minimum).

We put together groups of interested students weekly, thus you can sign up as a single person. Come as a couple and close the class at two for an additional charge (see below).

The boat you’ll be staying on is moored at our docks. The accommodations are simple but adequate. All of the yachts have sleeping berths, galleys (kitchens) with cooking stoves and iceboxes, and heads (bathrooms). Additional bathrooms with showers are close by the docks. Due to the variety of excellent eating establishments within a short walking distance, most students do not cook onboard, however it is permitted. If you do wish to cook aboard, cooking utensils can be supplied at an extra cost if requested. Bedding will also be provided at an extra cost, if requested. We recommend that you arrange to stay at a local inn or hotel the evening prior to the start of your course. There are many local restaurants, grocery stores, a state beach and even a museum all within easy walking distance of your boat.


Completion of the Eight-Day Course prepares you for the following certifications:

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering

In most cases, when a student has completed eight consecutive days (or 4 week-ends), passing all of the practical requirements to Bareboat Charter, our USCG Licensed Captain will certify students to the ASA Bareboat levels without a review /check-out. Certified sailors are required to have crew that is competent to the Basic Coastal Cruising level of experience to charter a boat from Pacific Yachting & Sailing.
This is an excellent video of a sailor that took our 8 day course and is now chartering our boats regularly.


The Eight-Day Program includes:

Basic Sailing & Seamanship – days 1 & 2
Basic Coastal Cruising – days 3 & 4
Intermediate Coastal Cruising – days 5 & 6
Bareboat Chartering – days 7 & 8

Format: 4 consecutive weekends (8 consecutive day option available). Days 1 & 2, 10am-4pm. Days 3-6, 9:30am-4:30pm. Day 7-8, 9:30am to 4:30pm. We take a 1/2 hr lunch break each day.


Certification Package:

Textbooks – Sailing Made Easy – $25.00 (before tax), Coastal Cruising Made Easy- $30 (before tax) & Bareboat Cruising Made Easy- $40 (before tax)

Log book: $30.00 (before tax)

ASA exams: $30.00 each (before tax)
Automatic membership to ASA – mandatory – $39.00 (before tax)

Total – $254.00 (before tax)


*Please call our office once you have purchased your 8 Day Package to schedule your first Class!

**8 day courses during the weekdays are scheduled around availability, please call our office to book your 8 day sailing package!