Learn to Sail – ASA Basic Keelboat 101


Basic Keelboat 101

Offered every Saturday & Sunday Year-round

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Class Textbook: Sailing Made Easy

Details: Learn to sail right, in a weekend, in San Diego! The Basic Keelboat graduate will have successfully demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a 22’ keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions without supervision.

Prerequisites: None

Overview: In preparation for class, students are asked to complete reading and homework assignments from the Sailing Made Easy textbook. Basic Keelboat 101 is a 2- day on-the-water class from 9am to 5pm each day. Upon arriving the ASA certified instructor will review homework and make sure that all students are on the same page. Two to four students and one instructor will spend 85% of all class time on a Capri 22 (22’ keelboat) on-the-water following a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of sailing. The previously mentioned homework is great preparation for the written exam which will occur the morning of day two. All practical exams will occur day two. Class breaks for lunch 1 hour each day. The marina on-site deli offers great sandwiches and burgers to satisfy your appetite before an afternoon of taking the helm, trimming sails and docking.

Upon successful completion, students will be certified to skipper a Capri 22 or up to 25′.

Class Covers: Nautical terminology, docking, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, headsail changes, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and man overboard.

  • New Member Fee: FREE with Membership
  • Family Add-on Fee: FREE with Membership
  • Non Member Fee: $350 Plus Port Fee
  • Class Materials: $84 (Textbook, Log book, ASA Membership & Certification)
Sailing Made Easy 101Class Schedule 2017
Saturday & SundayEvery Weekend Year Round
Saturday & SundayJune 10th and 11th - FULL
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Saturday & SundaySeptember 1st & 2nd