Mid-Atlantic Sailing School

Sailing Overview

We offer American Sailing Association (ASA) 101 Basic Sailing, ASA103 Basic Cruising, ASA104 Intermediate Cruising, ASA105 Advanced Navigation and ASA106 Advanced Coastal Cruising.   Sign up now for classes in Spring, Summer and Fall for 2017.

ASA 101 Basic Sailing teaches you how to sail using a New 19 foot West Wight Potter keel boat manufactured by International Marine, an entry level pocket cruising sailboat. At only 19 feet this sail boat is an excellent choice for learning to sail, she is very stable, safe and easy to operate. In this class we will learn how to make the boat go, and how to make it stop; with other various sailing exercises to cement those skills. Mostly Sailing, some class and minor outboard motor instruction. There are no prerequisites for this class and it will give you the knowledge needed to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day, in light to moderate winds and water conditions. This is a 4 day course with an added extra day of free sail with a skipper onboard to be scheduled after completion of class. No more than 3 students per class. $795 per person.

ASA 103 Basic Cruising moves up to a 30 foot Hunter inboard powered sail boat, and we learn close quarter maneuvering under power, plus reefing, anchoring, and other cruising skills. LOTS of docking in this course. Prerequisite is ASA 101. 3 day course, no more than 4 students per class. $845 per person.

ASA 104 Intermediate Cruising is where we get into boat systems; engine, electrical, and plumbing stuff, plus navigation. We take a multi-day trip navigating as we go spending two nights on the boat. This course gives you the BareBoat Charter certificate which is recognized by most charter companies. Prerequisite is ASA 101 and 103. This course is 3 days with a 1 night cruise. No more than 4 students per class. $1295 per person, $2095 for 2.

ASA 105 Advanced Navigation is learning to navigate using traditional charting methods, taught in a classroom over 3 days. Learn the intricacies of compensating for tides and currents. Learn how to know where you are and how to arrive safely using only traditional methods (No GPS!). Sailing and charting experience required. No more than 6 students. $495 per person.

ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising is 5 days of intensive instruction sailing out into the Cheasapeke Bay and beyond. Night sailing, anchoring, weather, navigating in challenging conditions. Prerequisites are ASA 101, 103, 104 and 105 required. $1895 per person, $2895 for 2.

Discounts! Couples get 10% off on the second person for all courses. This is to encourage both half's of a couple or family to be skilled for safety. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an experienced adult. This allows the adult to assist children with lessons and reviews needed for the written exam.

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Contact us at melanie@midatlanticsailing.com