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)
A 3-hour test scheduled at your convenience at the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side of Manhattan or Pier 25 in Tribeca.
How to properly rig a sailboat
Docking and undocking under power
Safe marina procedures
The four basic maneuvers of a sailboat
Points of sail
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.