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Basic Keelboat Challenge

Sailors who are interested in earning ASA Basic Keelboat Certification and believe they already have the skills covered in ASA 101 may "challenge" - or test out of - the course. This challenge is a three hour session that includes a short on the water test and a written test. Students who pass this course may continue on to Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)


When and Where
A 3 hour test scheduled at your convenience at the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Test Content
Nautical terminology
Sailing theory
Water safety
How to properly rig a sailboat
Docking and undocking under power
Safe marina procedures
The four basic maneuvers of a sailboat
Points of sail
Sail trim
Man overboard recovery procedure
Reefing and heave-to
Right of way rules
Boat and boater regulations
Tides and currents
Aids to navigation
Nautical Chart reading
Successful Completion Prepares You To
Skipper & Crew: boats up to 20' in protected waters with light to moderate conditions, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails, qualify for our Coastal Cruising Course, ASA 103.


Private Instruction
Basic Keelboat Challenge
Fee Includes:
All taxes and docking fees
ASA textbook
ASA Logbook
Shipping costs of course materials
1 year ASA membership
ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test