Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) Challenge | Private Instruction

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. 

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.

Basic Keelboat Challenge

Private Instruction
$ 490
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Equipment
  • ASA textbook
  • ASA Logbook
  • Shipping costs of course materials
  • 1 year ASA membership
  • ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity