Coastal Cruising - Individual Course
Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101)
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.
The Lake Champlain Sailing School offers course instruction from mid-May to mid-September. We offer flexible scheduling according to your group's preferred dates.
Please purchase the class textbook Coastal Cruising Made Easy directly from ASA or digital download from iTunes in advance of your selected course dates.
Students of ASA 103 will learn how to handle a vessel under power and sail in moderate wind and sea conditions.
Students will be introduced to the location, operation and daily maintenance of the yacht's systems: Fresh Water, Fuel, Gray Water, Waste, Electrical and Propane/CNG. The diesel engine/drive system will be also be covered in class.
Students will use local charts and learn to plot your course and use tide and current tables and be introduced to Electronic NAV utilizing hand held and fixed GPS units.
Students will learn how to work as skipper and as crew while maneuvering the yacht under power and sail, including close quarter situations such as mooring, anchoring and docking. Throughout, you will be drilled on safety, navigation, weather, terminology and deck skills.
To view the complete course description of ASA 103 : ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising