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, July 16th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Saturday, July 17th, 2021 (8:00 am –4:00 pm)
Sunday, July 18th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
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, August 12th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Friday, August 13th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, August 15th, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Putting theory into practice, this course covers the ability to skipper a boat night or day, on a sailboat 30 – 50 feet, in all conditions. During this week-long live-aboard course you will be under the supervision of a ASA certified instructor – perfect time to take advantage of the conditions and test your skills!
These are the skills you will learn (night & day):
- Standing watch
- Radar and chart plotters
- Weather analysis
- Emergency situations
- Advanced anchoring
- Heavy-weather sailing
Come ready to test your skills and become a more confident, skilled sailor. All while sailing along the coast of Lake Michigan. This course prepares you for the next step: offshore sailing
Format: Taught from Burnham Harbor located in Chicago Illinois. This course is offered as a 4 day course, Thursday through Sunday.
Thursday, October 21rd, 2021
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
Sunday, October 24th, 2021