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Liveaboard Vacations • American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified Lessons

San Diego’s First Choice for ASA Lessons, Rentals and Charters

bb_picsNow you can combine a vacation in sunny San Diego and complete your ASA certification at the same time!

Do you dream of cruising with your spouse, family or a few friends exploring secluded islands? Then make your dream a reality with a Harbor Sailboats’ live aboard sailing lesson vacation! Spend the week aboard a luxurious sailing yacht while an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructor prepares you for a lifetime of sailing. ASA certifications are recognized worldwide.

During class you will liveaboard a spacious, fully equipped late model yacht to include galley dishes, utensils, bath towels and bedding. Private classes, class boats, textbooks and exams are included. Harbor Island West Marina facilities offer showers, hot tub, swimming pool, deli, laundry facilities and The Boathouse Restaurant. No need to rent a car, we are conveniently located across the street form the San Diego International Airport just a taxi ride away. Bicycle rentals are available for a very reasonable rate.

 

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat & ASA 103 Coastal Cruising – 3 Day

IMG_1886_300Description: This option is for the sailor who is already competent and experienced in keelboat sailing techniques and is eager to to achieve the first two levels of ASA certification and become a competent “Basic Coastal Cruiser”, ready to sail up to 37′. A sailing resume must be approved for this accelerated course.

Day 1 – ASA 101 instruction aboard a Capri 22

Days 2 & 3 -ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′ or larger

$1890 for a party of two (2);  class materials, port fee & tax not included

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat & ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising – 5 Day

sailing1Description: This option is for the total novice, who is eager to achieve the first two levels of ASA certification, and become a competent “Basic Coastal Cruiser”, ready to sail up to 37′.

Days 1 & 2 – ASA 101 instruction aboard a Capri 22

Day 3 – Free sail aboard a Capri 22

Days 4 & 5 – ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′ or larger

$3090 for a party of two (2);  class materials, port fee & tax not included

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising – 4 Day

dbl_dwnDescription: This option is for the sailor who is already competent in small boat sailing techniques and is ASA 101 certified. Upon completion, you will become a recognized “Bareboat Cruiser”, capable of multiple day charters and ready to sail up to 45′. (ASA 101 is a pre-requsite for this option)

Days 1 & 2 – ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′ or larger

Days 3 & 4 – ASA 104 instruction aboard a Beneteau 38′ or larger Overnight to Mission Bay

$3140 for a party of two (2);  class materials, port fee & tax not included

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering – 6 Day “Caribbean Qualifier”

BB_classDescription: This option is geared for the sailor who is already experienced and competent in keelboat sailing and is eager to achieve the first three levels of ASA certification in one visit. Upon completion, you will become a recognized “Bareboat Cruiser” (think Caribbean!), capable of multiple day charters. A sailing resume must be submitted and approved for acceptance into this comprehensive course.

Days 1 & 2 – ASA 101 instruction aboard a Capri 22

Days 3 & 4 -ASA 103 instruction aboard a Oceanis 31′

Days 5 & 6- ASA 104 instruction aboard a Beneteau 38′ or larger.

Overnight to Mission Bay

$4540 for a party of two (2);  class materials, port fee & tax not included

Sample 5-Day Itinerary

ASA Basic Keelboat 101 and Coastal Cruising 103

Monday
Move aboard your Oceanis 31′ yacht and stow your belongings. Begin the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course on a Capri 22 (hoist sails, act as helmsman, successfully tack, jibe and study for ASA 101 written test). Wrap up the day at approximately 4pm; enjoy free time, walk the island or stop by one of the many fine restaurants located on Harbor Island.

Tuesday
Continue the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course. Take the written test, perform man overboard, knot tying and docking drills.

Wednesday
Solo sail a Capri 22 and enjoy free time in beautiful San Diego.

Thursday
Begin the ASA 103 Coastal Cruising course aboard your live aboard yacht (boat handling under power, general engine knowledge, set sails and study for the ASA 103 written test).

Friday
Take the written test, complete the ASA 103 Coastal Cruising course (anchoring, docking, mooring and man overboard drills) depart vessel by 4pm.

Ask about our International Proficiency Certificate
European/Mediterranean Chartering

Planning a sailing trip abroad? Have strong sailing skills but never got certified? This certificate is useful when chartering in European/Mediterranean waters.  It serves as proof of bareboat charter competency for Mediterranean chartering companies, many of which require the proficiency information displayed in a different format  than the ASA Log Book. Is it required for chartering?  If so, where? Kiriakoulis Charters accepts this certificate throughout its 300+ location charter network in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Croatia, France, Turkey and the Caribbean) as adequate proof of bareboat skipper proficiency.  This document is not required per se by government agencies in these countries, but greatly helps in streamlining the paperwork.  As countries differ in their requirements, travelers should always check with their destination prior to attempting to charter. Call our office directly at 619-291-9568 for more information; current sailing resume required for all programs.

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