July 21, 2016

ASA-101 Basic Keelboat

American Sailing Association course

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 15, 16, 22, 23 6-9 pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
2A May 18, 19, 25, 26 8:30-11:30 am Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
2B May 18, 19, 25, 26 12-3 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
3 May 23, 24, 29, 30: 12-3pm Thurs, Fri, Wed, Thurs
4 June 1, 2, 8, 9 9 am-12 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
5 June 1, 2, 8, 9 12:30-3:30pm  Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
6 June 3, 5, 10, 12 6-9pm Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed
7 June 4, 6, 11, 13 6-9pm Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs
8 June 15, 16 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
9 June 17, 18, 19, 20 9:30am-12:30pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
10 June 17, 18, 19, 20 1-4pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
11 June 22, 23, 29, 30 9:30am-12:30pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
12 June 22, 23, 29, 30 1-4pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
13 June 24, 25, July 1, 2 6-9pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
14 July 6, 7, 13, 14 9am-12pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
15 July 6, 7, 13, 14 12:30-3:30pm  Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
16 July 8, 10, 15, 17 5-8pm Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed
17 July 9, 11, 16, 18 5-8pm Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs
18 July 20, 21 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
19 July 22, 23, 29, 30 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
20 July 24, 25, 31, August 1 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
21 July 27, 28 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
22 August 3, 4 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
23 August 5, 6, 12, 13 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
24 August 7, 8, 14, 15 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
25 August 10, 11, 17, 18 9am-12pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
26 August 19, 20, 26, 27 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
27 August 31, September 1 9am-3:30pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
28 September 3, 4, 5, 6 4:30-7:30pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
29 September 7, 8 9am-3:30pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
30 September 9, 11, 18, 19 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Wed, Wed, Thurs
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Not seeing a convenient time? Have a group of 3 or 4 already? Private lessons are available! Contact Captain Joan for more information.

Lake Phalen Class Times

Date Times Offered Class Days
Ph1 May 21, 23, 28, 30 5-8pm Tues & Thurs
Ph2 June 8, 9am-3:30pm Sat, Sun. Some experience required.
Ph3 June 17, 19, 24, 26 5pm-8pm Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed
Ph4 July 23, 25, 30, August 1 5-8pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
Ph5 August 5, 7, 12, 14 5-8pm Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed
Ph6 September 3, 5, 10, 12 4:30-7:30pm Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs
Ph7 September 21, 22 Sat, Sun. Some experience required.

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