Classes

  • 2 DAYS  Sailor will be able to sail a boat of 20 - 30 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.  This is a preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigational skill required. Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. 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 avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required.
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  • 2 Days or 4 Days (Combine with Basic Keelboat $825) Sailor must cruise safely in local and regional waters as both Skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 30 feet in length in moderate wind and sea conditions. Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.
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  • 3 days/2 nights or Combine with Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising: 7 days. $1495 An advanced cruising Standard.  The student will be able to act as Skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters.  This Standard includes knowledge of boat systems, maintenance procedures and basic coastal navigation. Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat (or catamaran, if course is conducted on such) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course is conducted as a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.
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  • Classroom Course: 2 - 2 1/2 days. Call for dates and pricing. Demonstration of Navigational Theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters.  There is no sailing skill part to this Standard.  Practical application of this knowledge is part of the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.  This course is offered several time per year and also as part of the ASA 106 class. Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this Sailing Knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
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  • Pricing and location details on request. An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
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  • 1 day: For up to 3 people This course is designed to teach basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. It covers the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury. This course may be taken on your boat if desired.
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  • Erie Islands Sailing School, ASA, and Starpath.com have partnered to offer our students the following ASA approved interactive online courses:
    • ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation and Piloting
      • Learn practical navigation on inland and coastal waters, including chart reading, piloting, rules of the road, tides, currents, and more.
    • ASA 107 - Celestial Navigation
      • Learn practical celestial navigation and other aspects of safe ocean navigation.
    • ASA 119 - Marine Weather Endorsement
      • Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology.
    • ASA 120 - Radar Endorsement
      • Learn to properly use small craft radar (or simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance.  (Prerequisite for this class is ASA 105 or equivalent.)
    Registration fee includes:  Online course, study materials, ASA approved test, ASA Certification, and one-year membership (or extension of existing membership) to the American Sailing Association.