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|
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.|
Ready to Sign-Up? Contact Captain Joan to reserve a spot at Lake Phalen!