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ASA 101

Basic Keelboat Sailing Certificate

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Student Ages 18+

Become a Confident Sailor in Buffalo with our ASA 101 Course!

ASA 101 Class Times

Friday – (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday – (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday – (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

About ASA 101 Sailing Class

You will be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required. We promise to give you the tools necessary to excel beyond the requirements of the ASA national course examinations.

By the end of this class you will be:

➤ Able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions.
➤ Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts, and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
➤ ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing.

Auxiliary power operation is not required.

Summary of Student Standard

The American Sailing Association has adopted two separate Progressive Sailing Certification Programs: a seven-stage Keelboat Sailing Certification Program and a two-stage Small Boat Sailing Program. The text above are the general descriptions or summaries of these Standards. Candidates must have attained the stated prerequisites before they may “Challenge” or take the required ASA examination.

Refund Policy

➤ 21 days notice 100%
➤ 14 days notice 50%