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ASA Certification 5-Day Course Package

$1100 per person (5 consecutive days)


$1100/Per Person ($990/Members)

(Pricing Includes All Textbooks, Log Books, Exams & Student Enrollment Fee)

ASA CERTIFICATIONS: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat & ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising



Basic Sailing & Seamanship through Basic Coastal Cruising Combo Class

Format: 5 consecutive days (MondayFriday), 9:30-4:30

Prerequisite: none

*Please note that we need at least 3 students signed up to confirm a class. Private instruction is available, please call our office at 831-423-7245 to discuss options. Students must be at least 18 years old or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


In this combination course, we will teach you the fundamentals of sailing and seamanship, go over knots, sail theory and other topics to give you the skills and confidence you need to safely skipper and crew a 27′ to 30′ tiller sailboat in light to moderate wind and sea conditions on lakes or other protected bodies of water. We will then expand your sail training, coaching you in how to skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 30-34 feet during daylight hours in moderate to strong wind and sea conditions. At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to read a nautical chart and identify corresponding landmarks and aids to navigation, determine the vessel’s location, plot a course to steer, properly dock the vessel under motor power, take appropriate precautions when sailing under reduced visibility, and successfully recover an overboard victim. We recommend that students continue on to take our Bareboat Course to refine your skills and become certified to charter our yachts and vessels worldwide.

Topics covered:

  • Sailing Theory
    •Safety Gear
    •Points of Sailing
    •Tacking & Jibing
    •Crew Responsibilities
    •Helmsmanship & Commands
    •Getting Underway & Making Sail
    •Sail Trimming
    •Securing the Boat
    •Nautical Terminology
    •Finding & Reading the Wind Direction
    •Mechanics of Rig & Sail
    •Navigation Rules
  • Wheel Steering
    •Maneuvering Under Power
    •Docking and Tight-quarters
    •Plumbing and Electrical Systems
    •Steering systems
    •Diesel engine operation
    •Managing Heel & Weather Helm
    •Sail selection and shape
    •Emergency Tiller Usage
    •Crew Overboard
    •Recovery Procedures
    •VHF Marine Radio Usage
    •Safety Equipment Regulations
    •Safety Gear Use
    •Anchorages and anchoring
    •Review points of sail
    •Gybing and Tacking review
    •Reefing Underway
    •Navigation Rules
    •Reading a Nautical Chart
    •Rules of the Road
    •Determining position and plotting a course
    •Heavy weather techniques
    •Heaving To
    •Diesel Engine Operation and Troubleshooting


Included Certification Package:

Textbooks – Sailing Made Easy – $25.00 & Coastal Cruising Made Easy- $30.00
Log book: $30.00
ASA exams: $30.00 each
Student Registration Fee – $39.00

Total Value – $184.00 


About Us

Pacific Sailing is an accredited American Sailing Association sailing school and yacht charter company with a fleet of 10 sailing yachts from 27-46 feet. We offer all levels of sailing instruction, Team Building Regattas, Skippered Charters, and Bareboat Charters.