Prerequisite Certification: None!
Experience Level: “I’ve never been on a sailboat before”
ASA-101 is a beginner course for adult sailors with no previous experience, taught by certified American Sailing Association instructors, all whom have at least 10 years' experience sailing. The boats used for ASA-101 are weighted-keel sloop-rigged sailboats, of at least 23′ in length. After your ASA-101 certification, you’ll know what all of that means. For now, just know that they are very stable and safe and perfect for someone with no experience. This is the best course for any adult interested in sailing. By the end of the course you’ll be able to comfortably sail your own vessel up to 27' in length, or serve as crew on a sailing vessel.
Each class meets for four sessions of three hours each. Each class is three students, led by an onboard instructor. After you register, you'll be mailed your included copy of ASA’s new text Sailing Made Easy. On your first day you'll also receive an ASA Official Logbook, a Rules of the Road hand-out, as well as USCG Federal Requirements. ASA-101 Certification is available to members of the ASA who successfully complete the course. If you’re not yet a member, you can join the ASA at the completion of the course as well.
For those who have previous experience sailing and would like to test-out for a certification, you may take the ASA-101 Basic Keelboat Challenge. Demonstrate your basic skills on the boat, and the pass the written exam to receive your ASA-101 Certification. Contact Captain Joan for details or to schedule.
Cost: $439 for individuals, $859 for a pair, or $1279 for three people.
ASA Membership is $39 at completion of the course if you wish to be ASA Certified.
Lake Minnetonka Class Times
|Date||Times Offered||Class Days|
|1||May 16, 17, 21, 22||6-9 pm||Wed, Thurs, Mon, Tues.|
|2||May 19, 20, 26, 27||8:30-11:30 am||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|3||May 19, 20, 26, 27||12-3pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|4||June 2, 3, 9, 10||9 am-12 pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|5||June 2, 3, 9, 10||12:30-3:30pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|6||June 4, 5, 6, 7||6-9pm||Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs|
|7||June 11, 13, 18, 20||6-9pm||Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed|
|8||June 16, 17||8:30-3pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|9||June 18, 19, 20, 21||9:30am-12:30pm||Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs|
|10||June 23, 24, 25, 26||9:30am-12:30pm||Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues|
|11||June 23, 24, 30, July 1||1-4pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|12||June 25, 26, July 2, 3||6-9pm||Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues|
|13||June 28, 29, July 5, 6||6-9pm||Thurs, Fri, Thurs, Fri|
|14||July 7, 8, 14, 15||9am-12pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|15||July 7, 8, 14, 15||12:30-3:30pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|16||July 9, 11, 16, 18||5-8pm||Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed|
|17||July 10, 12, 17, 19||5-8pm||Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs|
|18||July 21, 22||8:30-3pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|19||July 23, 24, 30, 31||4:30-7:30pm||Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues|
|20||August 1, 2, 8, 9||4:30-7:30pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|21||August 3, 6, 7, 10||4:30-7:30pm||Fri, Mon, Tues, Fri|
|22||August 11, 12, 18, 19||9am-12pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|23||August 15, 16, 22, 23||4:30-7:30pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|24||August 20, 21, 27, 28||4:30-7:30pm||Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues|
|25||September 1, 2||9am-3:30pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|26||September 4, 5, 6, 7||4:30-7:30pm||Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri|
|27||September 15, 16||9am-3:30pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
Lake St. Croix Class Times
|Date||Times Offered||Class Days|
|1||July 11, 13, 18, 209||4:30pm-7:30pm||Mon & Weds|
|2||July 25, 27, Aug 1, 3||4:30pm-7:30pm||Mon & Wed|
|3||July 30, 31, Aug 6, 7||9am-12pm||Sat & Sun|
Ready to Sign-Up? Contact Captain Joan to reserve a spot at St. Croix!