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Sailing School NYC | Learn to Sail | Basic Keelboat

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) | Private Instruction

Our Basic Keelboat sailing course prepares you for a lifetime of sailing. With an emphasis on learning through experience, we teach you practical skills that enable control and confidence on the water. You will be at the helm on the morning of your first class, and in command of the boat through all of the fundamental maneuvers by the next afternoon. Finish off by testing for your ASA Basic Keelboat Certification. This course includes all course materials and a one-year ASA membership.


When and Where
12 hours broken up into 3 four-hour lessons scheduled at your convenience. Our sailing lessons depart from the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
What You'll Learn
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.


Course 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
Fee does not include: