Learn to sail with Sailboat Shop
Three Hour Tour ~ Introduction to Sailing ~ $185
Sit back and relax or pitch in and learn the basics of sailing. Just $185 for up to four people.
Spend 3 relaxing hours on the lake. This introduction to sailing allows you to experience the
tranquility and excitement of sailing.
ASA Certified Training ~ $375
The Sailboat Shop is a certified training facility for the American Sailing Association.
We teach the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Class and the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Class as well as the ASA 105 Basic Coastal Navigation Class ($295).
One must have their Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification before taking the 103 Basic
Coastal Cruising Class.
With the ASA 101 class you will learn theory and have 'on the water' experience.
~~~ twelve hours of instruction under an American Sailing Association certified instructor.
The cost is $375 per person and includes all course materials. Classes are scheduled when we have a minimum of two students and a maximum of four. We have four certified instructors and can usually accommodate your needs.
The course consists of a four hour lecture and eight hours on the water, the class is spread over two or three days. The boat is a 25-30 foot sloop.
Course topics include: terms and definitions, parts of the boat, points of sail, right of way, reading the wind and sails,basic knots and maneuvering under power and sail.
Prior sailing experience will allow the instructor elaborate beyond the basic text. Reading the materials is required prior to the lecture.
Cost of $375 includes text and test fees and 1 year membership in the American Sailing Association.
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising is the next level of ASA certification following ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing. This two day on-the-water course covers the basic sailing skills for cruising sailboats in the 30' to 36' range, including federal equipment carriage and navigation lights requirements, safety at sea, emergencies such as man overboard, how to treat hypothermia, read and interpret nautical charts of local areas and safely operate auxiliary engines, anchoring, mooring, reefing and more. Includes text and test fees for $375 per person. ASA 101 is a prerequisite.
Upon completion of the ASA 105 Coastal Navigation class, students will be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This course teaches the skills that are essential for all mariners. The class is intended for home study. No prior boating experience or navigation skills are required. The Sailboat Shop instructor will give a one hour overview. Additional tutoring is available as necessary. A navigational exam will be administered by the Sailboat Shop following completion of the course. The cost is $295 per person. (Note, discount available when combined with ASA 103 ~ Please contact the Sailboat Shop for details.)
Some of the navigation skills you will learn are:
- Navigation, Piloting and Charts
- Reading Nautical Charts and Understanding the Compass
- Headings (True, Magnetic, and Compass Courses)
- Dead Reckoning Navigation and Estimated Positions
- Bearings and Fixes
- Correcting Your Course for Current and Leeway
- Deviation Correction
- Tides and Tidal Currents
- Fog Navigation
The course includes:
- The navigational text: Coastal Navigation Manual & Course Presentation CD By Mike Pyzel.
The 180-page textbook plus presentation CD is concise and emphasizes the basics of Coastal Navigation.
Topics include reading and plotting on nautical charts, dead reckoning navigation, bearings and fixes, as well as more
Training Chart 1210 TR is included in the package. This text and the included sample review exam are an excellent preparation for
the ASA 105 exam.
- Basic Charting Instruments
o Parallel Rules
- 105 Certification once the requirement standards have been met
SBS students that pass the ASA 101 exam with a score of 80% or greater will receive a 10% discount on rentals and will not be required to pay a check out fee for charters.
An additional 20% discount is available on weekday rentals.