Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
Private Instruction

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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 for one student. 

Basic Keelboat

Private Instruction
$ 1990 weekday timeslots
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Vessel & Personal Safety Equipment
  • 1 ASA Textbook
  • 1 ASA Logbook
  • 1 ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity
  • ASA Materials and Certification for additional guests ($99 each)

When and Where

12 hours broken up into 3 four-hour lessons scheduled at your convenience. Our sailing lessons depart from Pier 25 Marina in Tribeca.

What you'll learn

  • 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

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.

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