July 21, 2016

ASA-101 Basic Keelboat

Lake Minnetonka

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: $445 for individuals, $864 for a pair, or $1284 for three people.
New ASA students are required to pay $39 at completion of course for ASA certification.

 
 

Lake Minnetonka Class Times

Date Times Class Days
1 May 16, 17, 23, 24 8:30-11:30 am Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
2 May 16, 17, 23, 24 12-3 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
3 May 21, 22, 27, 28 12-3pm Thurs, Fri, Wed, Thurs
4 May 30, 31, June 6, 7 9 am-12 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
5 May 30, 31, June 6, 7 12:30-3:30pm  Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
6 June 1. 3, 8, 10 6-9pm Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed
7 June 2, 4, 9, 10 6-9pm Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs
8 June 13, 14 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
9 June 15, 16, 17, 18 9:30am-12:30pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
10 June 15, 16, 17, 18 1-4pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
11 June 20, 21, 27, 28 9:30am-12:30pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
12 June 20, 21, 27, 28 1-4pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
13 June 22, 23, 29, 30 6-9pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
14 June 24, 25, July 1, 2 9am-12pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
15 July 6, 8, 13, 15 5-8pm Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed
16 July 7, 9, 14, 16 5-8pm Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs
17 July 11, 12, 18, 19 9am-12pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
18 July 11, 12, 18, 19 12:30-3:30pm  Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
19 July 20, 21, 27, 28 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
20 July 22, 23, 29, 30 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
21 July 25, 26 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
22 August 1, 2 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
23 August 3, 4, 10, 11 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
24 August 5, 6, 12, 13 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
25 August 8, 9, 15, 16 8:30-11:30am Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
26 August 8, 9, 15, 16 12-3pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
27 August 17, 18, 24, 25 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
28 August 29, 30 9am-3:30pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
29 August 31, September 1, 2, 3 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
30 September 9, 10, 16, 17 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
31 September 12, 13, 19, 20 9am-12pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
32 September 12, 13, 19, 20 12:30-3:30pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
33 September 21, 22, 23, 24 4-7pm Mon, Tues, 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.