ASA 101: Basic Keelboat

Taking the first steps into sailing can seem daunting.  Everyone seems to be speaking in a foreign language and there are ropes everywhere.  This Basic Keelboat course is the perfect place to start if you have never sailed before and are keen to learn.

The Basic Keelboat course focuses mainly on learning practical sailing skills in a safe but fun environment.  In addition you will learn a lot of new terminology, including parts of the boat and sails and what they do, as well as some basic navigation rules and master a few simple knots.

At the end of the course you will be able to sail a small boat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision or act as a competent crew member on a larger yacht. 

Absolutely no previous experience is required.

Sailing Schools

Gulfcoast Sailing and Cruising School, Florida
ASA certified sailing academy and sailboat charter

Lanier Sailing Academy, Florida
ASA sailing courses and bareboat yacht charter

San Juan Sailing, Washington
ASA accredited sailing courses in the world's finest classroom

Seattle Sailing Club, Washington
The original sailing club in Seattle offering ASA certified sailing courses

Spinnaker Sailing, California
ASA certified sailing courses on San Francisco Bay

Tradewinds Sailing School and Club, California
ASA certified sailing school with programs for sailors at any level


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