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 ASA Sailing Log Book.

12 hours broken up into 3 four-hour lessons scheduled at your convenience. Our sailing lessons depart from one of our two Manhattan locations: the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side, or Pier 25 in Tribeca. 

  • Nautical terminology
  • Sailing theory
  • Water safety
  • Knots
  • 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

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 Basic Keelboat

Private Instruction
$ 1890
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Equipment
  • ASA textbook
  • ASA Logbook
  • Shipping costs of course materials
  • ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity