Able to skipper a slooprigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds up to 15 knots and sea conditions. Basic keelboat sailing one is our introductory course designed to bring the novice student into the world of sailing. Basic keelboat certification course ocsc sailing school. The course has two theory session consisting of theory 1 and know your knots, making up six of the fifteen hours. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic. The cost to you will be the same as the asa charges us purchasing the. Used by sailing schools around the country, basic keelboat is the definitive the first of u. This twohour course is perfect for those who want to experience sailing before committing to a fulllength course. Build on basic keelboat 1 with more sailing theory, boat handling, docking and practical experience. Hopefully this guide will let you understand the basics of sailing, let you talk about sailing without feeling like an idiot and, most importantly, make you useful on a sailing boat. It features the latest news and events from the sailing world together with features and info in an easytouse format.
Covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision find centres running this course or download course brochure. Please follow this link store sailing instruction basic keelboat sailing. Sailing is a sport that connects the generations and brings people together. We begin with a brief 30 minute inclass lecture on sailing theory and boat handling then head down to the boats. Jun 16, 2018 conditions permitting, this class culminates with an ocean sail. This course builds upon the sailing fundamentals learned in keelboat sailing level 1. Their other books are worth getting too, basic cruising, coastal navigation, etc.
An introduction to keelboat sailing with a focus on understanding terminology and concepts. Candidates should anticipate singlehanding a keelboat while demonstrating competency in sailing off a dock, mooring or slip, tacking, jibing, stopping, backing the boat and returning to. Keelboat certification is a prerequisite for all other sailing certifications. The basic keelboat instructor course is a 3day evaluation allowing experienced keelboat instructors to test and evaluate their teaching and sailing skills. Picture yourself in a sailboat, wind in your face, sail full, cutting swiftly. First sail is an entrylevel class with no required prerequisites or prior experience. Ive taught sailing for 16 years at five different sailing schools. It is recommended that basic keelboat certification courses and examinations be conducted on 18. Find out how pilot a sailboat, navigate, anchor and manage a crew. It provides enough but not too much info for people getting started. Asa 101, basic keelboat sailing standard able to skipper a slooprigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds up to 15 knots and sea conditions.
Asa 101 basic keelboat sailing standard bareboats bvi. The cost to you will be the same as the asa charges us purchasing the items in bulk. The bk certification course covers basic and advanced sailing techniques, including reefing and anchoring. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules. World sailing news is the weekly online newsletter of the world sailing. Keelboat level 1 start sailing keelboat beginner afloat. In addition, almost all keelboats, and certainly all sportsboats, have spinnakers, so even as a novice race crew youll need to know the basics of. Come out and get some time on the tiller and hone your skippering skills. Our basic keelboat certification package is a comprehensive lifetime preparation course that is a place for participants to learn how to sail. Asa 101 basic keelboat sailing standard course prerequisites.
About us sailing us sailing and fresh air educators have partnered to provide students with an effective, engaging and convenient way to prepare them for their in person certification course. This book is the us sailing textbook for the introductory course basic keelboat. Remember, though, that it is necessary to read and understand all of the instructions in this manual before you attempt the maneuvers described. Basic keelboat you will learn to sail a boat, approximately 30 feet long, in light to moderate winds. The course is family friendly and welcomes all ages over, with no boating. Able to skipper a slooprigged auxiliary powered inboard or outboard engine keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds up to 20 knots and sea conditions. Cayley recognized and searched for solutions to the basic problems of. Learn to sail basic keelboat asa 101 harbor sailboats. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including. Upon completion of the basic keelboat sailing standard course, the successful candidate will be capable of sailing a yacht of about 20 feet in length, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. This includes learning about the parts of a boat, rigging, sails and studying wind theory and sail trim as well as safety and federal requirements. The course is 15 hours in length, all sessions are three hours each. Learn how to sail by taking basic keelboat through us sailing. This and the asa basic keelboat, and many other boats are worth purchasing.
After students have completed this class they have the option of taking advanced sailing or keelboat sailing level 2. With the majority of class time spent out on the water, this two day weekend course will give you plenty of handson experience and certify you to sail boats up. However, none of them are worth keeping on your bookshelf. The pdf enables you have the study guide on your smart phone, notebook or laptop. The rule of prudent seamanship would have you avoid any collision. To maximize your enjoyment on the water, you must have confidence in yourself, your boat, equipment and crew. The keelboat certification system offers seven levels of adult education ranging from basic keelboat through offshore passagemaking. The first of us sailing s popular keelboat series, basic keelboat covers the skills and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small daysailing keelboat. The course fee includes course materials and an official log book.
Sailing s popular keelboat series, basic keelboat covers the skills and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small. There is no us sailing prerequisite for basic keelboat certification. Asa 101, basic keelboat sailing able to skipper a slooprigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds up to 15 knots and sea conditions. Please follow this link storesailing instructionbasic keelboat sailing. Introduction to sailing or greater sailing experience. Sailings popular keelboat series, basic keelboat covers the skills and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small. With a regular 25 knots of wind, strong currents, and heavy shipping traffic, san francisco bay offers one of the most challenging sailing venues in the world. Two to four students and one instructor will spend 85% of all class time on a capri 22 22 keelboat onthewater following a comprehensive. Course description demonstrated ability to skipper a slooprigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions.
Most of the class time is spent on the water, where students gain practical experience steering the boat, raising and reefing the sails, and learning safety procedures. Basic keelboat us sailing learn to sail beginner sailing. Pdf we show by computational solution of the incompressible. Basic sailing asa 101 certification and the ability to demonstrate competencies in all knowledge and skill elements of that standard. Completion of mbac basic keelboat sailing or equivalent. The american sailing association was founded in 1983 with a simply stated mission. Saturday or sunday, as scheduled, 2020 dates tba time. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic.
The first of us sailings popular keelboat series, basic keelboat covers the skills and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small daysailing keelboat. Our emphasis is on practical boat handling and seamanship so nearly all of the class is taught on the water. With the golden gate bridge and alcatraz in the background, asa 101 will give. No auxiliary power experience or navigational skills are required. Basic keelboat helps you learn to sail with the skills required to be safe at sea. This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to. Upon completion the student should be able to handle a similar size 32 or 35 foot sailboat in light to moderate wind and sea conditions in familiar waters. Our sailing study guide for the 101 basic keelboat and 103 basic cruising courses is available in two formats. The textbook used for this course is sailing made easy available directly from the american sailing association, or your local book store. Parts of the boat parts of the hull bow pointy bit at the front the boat stern blunt bit at the back cabin lump in the middle you sleep in keel big heavy finthing on the bottom of the boat that keeps it from flipping over rudder a movable fin at the back that steers the boat, connected to a wheel or tiller for steering sails, stays and spars. In this course you will be introduced to sailboat parts, how to rig a sailboat, the principals of how a sailboat moves through the water using the wind, local navigation, seamanship skills, boat handling under sail and power, reefing, heaving to, anchoring, docking and crew overboard.
Course fee includes us sailing s basic keelboat book, the companion book for keelboat sailing levels 1, 2, and 3. Courses range from basic keelboat, for sailors with little or no experience, through. Keelboat sailing level 2 mission bay aquatic center. These requirements are expected to be able to be performed safely with confident command of the boat in familiar waters with a wind range of 5 to 15 knots. To achieve that goal, the asa set out to establish standards against which to measure a sailors level of knowledge and skill, the first such unified standards in the u. Sailing certification henry, monk, smith, mark, eckhardt. Over the past 15 years, fresh air educators has provided online education and certification to a broad range of activities, from powerboating to atv operation, to more.
Mentor sails are designed to help you increase you sailing skills through drills. Start keelboat sailing course on the ottawa river objective. Book is a must have compared to the pdf version, just doesnt do it justice. Build on what you learned in crew level and skipper your own boat.
American sailing association, basic keelboat sailing certification. Used by the best sailing schools around the country, basic. The us sailing basic keelboat course will cost around. Pdf on jan 1, 2009, johan hoffman and others published the secret of. Topics include sail theory, docking, mooring ball pickups, and anchoring. Asa 101 basic keelboat sailing learning to sail youtube. The basic keelboat certification is a prerequisite for all other sailing certifications. Jan 01, 2008 sailing is a sport that connects the generations and brings people together. The bk certification oneday course includes a comprehensive written and. Asa 101 basic keelboat sailing try sailing asa 103 basic coastal. Young sailors can learn about sailboat racing through one of the many. Were both here to help you gain the knowledge and the skills to achieve your goals and levels of certification. Objective to be able to sail safely as crew of a sloop rigged keelboat 6 to 12 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in 5. With a regular 25 knots of wind, strong currents, and heavy.
Cost of charter is split amongst the participants and mentor location. A crewlevel certification can be accomplished in one day and will provide the skills necessary to participate as a crew member on a small keelboat. Gain a true understanding of every part of the boat, what they do, and how to handle yourself out on the water. Pier 40, south beach harbor, san francisco, ca 94107. Basic keelboat certification requires the successful completion of the following knowledge and skill requirements. The basic sailing course includes the theory and practice of sailing on all points of sail. This video is a walk through of what we experienced to give you a heads up on what to.
This fee also covers a year of membership dues to the asa. It is recommended that basic keelboat certification courses and examinations be conducted on 18 to 27 daysailing slooprigged keelboats with tiller steering and with adequate equipment inventory to complete all required certification outcomes. Midweek standard schedule offered monday through friday. Chartering i also wrote this guide because i often go cruising with friends who have never sailed before. If you wish the asa certification, we will gladly administer the exams, submit the paperwork to the asa and supply you with a logbook. These certifications follow a buildingblock technique of combining learned skills with experience. Learn about safety, getting on and off the dock, how to raise the sails and more. Us sailing keelboat certification community sailing center. Basic keelboat sailing american sailing academy at. Asa 103, basic coastal sailing able to skipper a slooprigged keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds up to 20 knots and sea conditions. We offer the us sailing basic keelboat bk certification.
Keelboat level 1 start sailing wheres my nearest rya. There is no prerequisite for basic keelboat certification. Instead of getting bogged down with too much material, this textbook gives you what you need to know when you first start sailing, and nothing else. Basic keelboat sailing i the class, held aboard one of our hot new andrews 21s, consists of up to four students and an instructor. New sailors gain knowledge and experience at each level and can take their sailing skills as far as they want to. Be sure to compare prices listed on the asa website before purchasing from another source. Beginners who want to learn the basics of operating a sailboat, register for a basic keelboat. May 24, 2017 59 sailing pau hana basic keelboat sailing learn to sail. Basic keelboat 101 is a 2 day onthewater class from 9am to 5pm each day. Basic keelboat by united states sailing association. From being an absolute beginner you should be able to skipper a small keelboat in sheltered waters in moderate weather conditions. San diego sailing instruction us sailing basic keelboat. Basic keelboat breaks down maneuvers like tacking, jibing, docking and overboard recovery in a simple, understandable manner.
This is a 2day, group class held on a weekend from 95 both days. In this fun and interactive course you will learn sailboat basics, including sailing terminology, commands used at the helm, and how the sails move the boat. Developed in partnership with fresh air educators, a leading online education provider, us sailing created basic keelboat online, an online course designed to prepare aspiring sailors for onthewater instruction. However there are international high seas and connecting navigable waters and inland navigation rules which determine who should standon keep her course and speed and giveway take early and substantial action to keep well clear.1009 432 63 882 514 701 872 162 1230 328 1643 1461 283 808 1407 1281 462 1572 1467 680 1069 896 1408 933 686 412 442 1229 1147 337 480