ASA 101

Basic Keelboat Sailing - Individual Course

Prerequisites

Simply the desire to learn to sail or refresh your pre-existing sailing skills!

Class Size

All of our classes are private, so only you and your friends or family will be on board your chartered sailboat during your instruction by our certified ASA/USCG Captain Certified Instructors. Classes require a minimum of two and maximum of four students in order to be conducted. Interested students need to form their own groups in advance.

Dates

The Lake Champlain Sailing School offers course instruction from mid-May to mid-SeptemberWe offer flexible scheduling according to your group's preferred dates.

Textbook

Please purchase the class textbook Sailing Made Easy directly from ASA or digital download from iTunes in advance of your selected course dates.

Curriculum

The instruction of ASA 101 includes the theory and practice of sailing on all points of sail. Upon completion, the student should be able to handle a similar size sailboat in light to moderate wind and sea conditions in familiar waters.

To view the complete course description of ASA 101 : ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

 

Learning the roles and responsibilities

Each student is constantly involved, alternating between skipper and crew, in learning the roles and responsibilities of each and how they must work together.

Sailing lessons depart from the Plattsburgh City Marina and return to the Plattsburgh City Marina or another destination (additional mooring or dockage fees may apply) on Lake Champlain at the end of each instructional day via supervision of your on board instructor.

Once safely docked or at mooring, your instructor will leave you to enjoy your evening on board your charter boat with your friends or family. This is a great way for you to experience living on board in a private, secure setting.

Overnight anchorage options can also be recommended by your instructor based on your desired itinerary, experience, and wind conditions.

In order to achieve ASA certification, students will be required to demonstrate sailing ability and pass a written examination.

 

Course fee includes

  • Instruction by our certified ASA/USCG Captain/Instructors
  • 2 overnight stays (without instructor) on the Navtours bareboat charter sailboat and dates you select, which best matches the vessel size you desire for your on water instructional experience.
  • All of our classes are private, so only you and your friends or family will be on board your chartered sailboat during your instructional time.
  • ASA Membership Fee
  • Official ASA Log Book
  • ASA 101 Exam and Certification

     

2017 Individual Course Fee

COST PER PERSON

Class Size of 2: $1179

Class Size of 3: $1019

Class Size of 4: $929

* Additional price quotes available from Navtours, if you prefer to use a large/newer monohull or catamaran for your course instruction.

** All amounts listed in U.S. dollars and includes NYS sales tax and applicable charter fees.

AVAILABLE BOATS

Navtours Charter Boat Length Year 
 XO 28 1999 
Sea Dancer  31  2003
Le Petit Prince 37  1997
Seawolf's 39  2009 
 

COURSE ITINERARY

  • Day 1
    15:30 - 18:00: Classroom Instruction
    18:00 - 19:00: On board boat orientation

  • Night 1
    Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat.
    Boat stays at slip or on a mooring at marina.

  • Day 2
    08:00 - 16:00: On water/On board Instruction

  • Night 2
    Students stay overnight (without instructor) on board selected charter boat.
    Boat stays at slip or on a mooring at marina.

  • Day 3
    9:00 - 15:00: On water/On board Instruction/Demonstration of Sailing Abilities/Disembarkation of charter boat or stay on board for ASA 103.
    15:00 - 17:30: Classroom Instruction and Written Examination