This comprehensive non-certification course helps beginners learn basic sailing with step-by-step instructions for everything from hoisting the sail to docking. Taught in two 3 hours sessions from our harbors in Chicago, Wilmette and Waukegan, Illinois and from Milwaukee, and Sturgeon Bay, WI. An excellent course for novice sailors ready to get their feet wet, or fulfill a “bucket” on their list of life learning.
This course is the next step into the world of coastal cruising. It provides the necessary knowledge to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 28 – 35 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions. You will learn the basics of daytime coastal cruising in moderate wind and sea conditions including the recommended safety equipment, forecasting weather, reading navigational charts, marlinspike seamanship, boat handling under sail and power and more.
Format: Taught from Sheridan Shore Yacht Club, located in Wilmette, Il. This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 8 hours each day.
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
ASA101 – This is a perfect course for students with fundamental sailing knowledge. Because of the shortened format, the course moves along quickly. The Basic Keelboat will be a refresher as much as learning new skills. It will provide the necessary knowledge to sail a boat of about 20 feet in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. The course is taught by USCG Captains and your certification is recognized by the United States Coast Guard as a Safe Boating Course.
ASA103 – General Description: With past experience and ASA101 Certification sailing fundamentals, this course is the next step and serves as an introductory course to the world of coastal cruising. It provides the necessary knowledge to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 30 – 35 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.
Format: Taught from Port Washington, Wisconsin. This course is offered as a three day course, Friday through Sunday, 8 hours each day.
Friday, June 4th, 2021 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Saturday, June 5th, 2021 (8:30 am –4:30 pm)
Sunday, June 6th, 2021 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)