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Sailing School NYC | Private Sailing Instruction

Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) | Private Instruction

Coastal Cruising is an intermediate sailing course designed for those who have completed Basic Sailing, or those with equivalent experience. The goal of the Coastal Cruising course is to prepare the student to cruise safely in local and regional waters as skipper or crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat up to 30' in length in moderate wind and sea conditions. Chart reading, plotting and coastal navigation skills are taught during this course that prepares you to master sailing in near coastal waters.Coastal Cruising is intended for those with Basic Keelboat certification or equivalent skills.


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
Advanced sailing theory
Managing heel and weather helm
Sail shape and rig control
Sailing in close quarters
Heavy weather techniques
Heaving to
Reefing underway
Man overboard recovery drills
Anchorages and anchoring
Handling emergencies
Course plotting and fixes
Steering by the compass
Successful Completion Prepares You To
Skipper boats under 30-feet in challenging locations such as New York Harbor, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails, qualify for our Bareboat Chartering Standard Course, ASA 104.


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: