Basic Keelboat Sailing

“Believe me my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

So says Ratty to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel The Wind in the Willows.

New to Sailing? This class was created for you.

This is a basic sailing standard designed to teach a person new to sailing how to safely sail and dock a sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters. You will take the helm of boats designed with a beginning sailor in mind. You will become familiar with required safety equipment, points of sail, “rules of the road”, docking, and sailing terminology.

Basic Keelboat Sailing -ASA101

In this American Sailing Association course, learn 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. Auxiliary power operation is not required. 

Upon completion, you will receive the official ASA Logbook signed by your instructor, an ASA 101 Certification Sticker, and a 90-day trial ASA Membership.

Private and Small-Group Classes

This course begins with classroom instruction then quickly moves to the boat. We believe the best way to learn is by doing. You’ll get the knowledge and practice you need to feel confident at the helm. 
This class is perfect for sailing families. We accept students as young as ten years old.
$695.00 per person (2-4 people) Shared Class plus tax
$950.00 Private Class for one person plus tax
Includes logbook, registration fees, and certification fees. Order your textbook for ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy on Amazon.

Flexible Class Schedule

Only on the island for a limited time?

Our flexible class schedule makes getting ASA Certified in Hawaii the highlight of your stay!