$300 per person | 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday - Sunday
*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.
THIS COURSE IS AN INTRODUCTORY PACIFIC SAIL COURSE AND IS NOT AN ASA CERTIFICATION CLASS
Format: Two consecutive days (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00am to 4:00pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break.
This two-day course will teach you the fundamentals of sailing and seamanship. A total of 12 hours of onboard instruction will provide you with 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. All instruction is onboard our 27-30 foot keelboats. You’ll be sailing on the Monterey Bay out of Santa Cruz both days. During course time on the water, you are likely to be treated to encounters with dolphins, otters, seals, pelicans, and possibly whales.
•Points of Sailing
•Tacking & Jibing
•Helmsmanship & Commands
•Getting Underway & Making Sail
•Securing the Boat
•Finding & Reading the Wind Direction
•Mechanics of Rig & Sail
Optional Textbook: (ASA: 101) Sailing Made Easy Book- by ASA: $25 before tax
A digital copy of the textbook can also be purchased on iBooks.
Please Note: To become certified for ASA 101, students must first complete the next class (Basic Keelboat) before taking the ASA:101 written Test.
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.