Basic Celestial Endorsement (117): Free

ONLINE - Virtual Instructor
Prerequisites: NONE, ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Recommended

This endorsement course teaches students the basics of celestial navigation with the working knowledge to gain a position fix at sea. Students will get hands-on experience with the sextant and learn the fascinating concepts that make celestial navigation possible. We highly recommend this course as an important skill for emergency navigation and as a fun learning exercise that will allow you to better understand everyday lunar changes.

This is a Online Virtual Class which will be using Zoom video conferencing software where all content will be provide on screen with live audio interaction between the Instructor and Students just as in a classroom setting. Total class time is 10 hours broken into 5 weekly sessions.

Required class dates and times are as follows:

  • Thursday April 7th – 6pm – 8pm EST | 5pm – 7pm CST
  • Tuesday April 12th – 6pm – 8pm EST | 5pm – 7pm CST
  • Thursday April 14th – 6pm – 8pm EST | 5pm – 7pm CST
  • Thursday April 21th – 6pm – 8pm EST | 5pm – 7pm CST
  • Thursday April 28th – 6pm – 8pm EST | 5pm – 7pm CST

Once you sign up you will receive the class registration information within 24 hours. Please use the registration information to complete your enrollment and get updated with the course dates and times.

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ASA 101/103 Basic Sailing & Basic Cruising Combo: Free

BURNHAM HARBOR, CHICAGO IL
Prerequisites: NONE

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: Format: Taught from Burnham Harbor located in Chicago Illinois. This course  is offered as a three day course, Friday through Sunday, 8 hours each day.

Friday, May 6th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Saturday, May 7th, 2022 (8:00 am –4:00 pm)
Sunday, May 8th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

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ASA118 – Docking Endorsement (118): $397.50

MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB - MILWAUKEE, WI
Prerequisites: ASA 103: Basic Coastal Cruising, or experience on auxiliary powered sailboats

This hands-on course allows students to learn theory and practice repetitive docking and casting-off maneuvers to reinforce understanding of theory, methods and skills. In addition to docking skills we’ll learn harboring skills and how to control a boat in a busy harbor and narrow fairway turning techniques. Both novice and experienced sailors will benefit from this course as the techniques apply to 30-foot weekend cruisers on up to 50-foot inboard single-screw sailing yachts. Upon successful completion of this course, students experience a significant increase in enjoyment in all of their sailing ventures because they will no longer fear docking at the end of the day. Spouses and crew members enjoy mastering these skills because it helps them become more proficient and confident as crewmembers.

Format: Taught from Milwaukee Yacht Club, located in Milwaukee Harbor. This course is offered as a 1 day intensive course over a Saturday, 8 hours each day.

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

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ASA 104, Bareboat Chartering: Free

MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB - MILWAUKEE, WI
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (A101) & Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA103)

This is a comprehensive cruising standard for sailors with cruising experience. Certified students act as skipper or crew of a 28 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The course includes basic navigation, cruise planning, advanced anchoring techniques, boat systems and maintenance procedures. International sailing considerations along with learning how to respond to “what ifs” that might occur when you are off-shore and the “first responder”. Most charter companies require a sailing resume from the Skipper and look for this internationally accepted certification when chartering a boat.

Format: Taught from Milwaukee Yacht Club, located in Milwaukee Harbor. This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Friday and Saturday, 8 hours each day.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing: $547.50

MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB - MILWAUKEE, WI
Prerequisites: None

This is a perfect introductory course to help you learn about sailing. 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. You will learn the fundamentals of keelboat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, safety equipment and procedures, crew overboard recovery, sailing knots and much more.

Format: Taught from Milwaukee Yacht Club, located in Milwaukee Harbor. This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 6 hours each day.

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Sunday, May 29th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing – Milwaukee Yacht Club: $547.50

MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB - MILWAUKEE, WI
Prerequisites: None

This is a perfect introductory course to help you learn about sailing. 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. You will learn the fundamentals of keelboat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, safety equipment and procedures, crew overboard recovery, sailing knots and much more.

Format: Taught from Milwaukee Yacht Club, located in Milwaukee Harbor. This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 6 hours each day.

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Sunday, June 5th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
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ASA 101, BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING – Port Washington: $547.50

PORT WASHINGTON, WI
Prerequisites: NONE

This is a perfect introductory course to help you learn about sailing. 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. You will learn the fundamentals of keelboat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, safety equipment and procedures, crew overboard recovery, sailing knots and much more.

Format: Taught from Port Washington, WI.  This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 6 hours each day.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Sunday, June 5, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

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ASA 101, BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING - Port Washington
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ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising: $659.00

MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB - MILWAUKEE, WI
Prerequisites: BASIC KEELBOAT (ASA 101)

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 Milwaukee Yacht Club, located in Milwaukee Harbor. This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 8 hours each day.

Saturday, June 11th, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Sunday, June 12th, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing – South Shore: $547.50

SOUTH SHORE YACHT CLUB - MILWAUKEE, WI
Prerequisites: None

This is a perfect introductory course to help you learn about sailing. 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. You will learn the fundamentals of keelboat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, safety equipment and procedures, crew overboard recovery, sailing knots and much more.

Format: Taught from South Shore Yacht Club, located in Bayview/Milwaukee, WI.  This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 6 hours each day.

Saturday, June 18th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Sunday, June 19th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

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ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
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ASA 101, BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING – Port Washington: $547.50

PORT WASHINGTON, WI
Prerequisites: NONE

This is a perfect introductory course to help you learn about sailing. 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. You will learn the fundamentals of keelboat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, safety equipment and procedures, crew overboard recovery, sailing knots and much more.

Format: Taught from Port Washington, WI.  This course is offered as a 2 day weekend course over Saturday and Sunday, 6 hours each day.

Saturday, June 18th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Sunday, June 19th, 2022 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

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ASA 103/104 Basic to Bareboat Cruising Combo: $1364.00

BURNHAM HARBOR, CHICAGO IL
Prerequisites: BASIC KEELBOAT (A101)

This is an advanced cruising standard for sailors with cruising experience. Certified students act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The course includes basic navigation, cruise planning, advanced anchoring techniques, boat systems and maintenance procedures. Most charter companies require a sailing resume from the Skipper charting the boat, and look for this certification.

Format: Taught from Burnham Harbor located in Chicago Illinois. This course is offered as a 4 day course, Thursday through Sunday, 8 hours each day.

Thursday, June 30th, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Friday, July 1st, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

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ASA 103/104 Basic to Bareboat Cruising Combo
$ 1,364.00
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ASA 101/103 Basic Sailing & Basic Cruising Combo: $1154.00

PORT WASHINGTON, WI
Prerequisites: NONE

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, WI.  This course is offered as a 3 day course, Friday through Sunday, 8 hours each day.

Friday, July 1st, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 (8:30 am –4:30 pm)
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

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ASA 101/103 Basic Sailing & Basic Cruising Combo
$ 1,154.00
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