American Sailing Association Training
Objective: Be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
Boats Sailed: Catalina 16.5K and Hunter 216
Course Time: Approx. 20 hours + exam
Cost: $285 (includes 1 year ASA membership fee)
You must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this class; however, per MWR rules, you must be at least 16 to rent a small boat.
The ASA 101 course consists of 2 classroom sessions, 2 on the water days, and the final exam.
|Part 2||Classroom||Parts 1 and 2 may be combined for weekend-only instruction|
|Part 3||On the Water||
On-the-Water Instruction and A-Mate Exam*
|Part 4||On the Water||Optionally, A-Mate pairs may practice alone|
|Part 5||Written & Practical Exams||Practical will follow written exams in multiple waves|
* The A-mate exam will be given at the end of Part 3. An additional 4 hours of sailing as an A mate is included in the course fee to be used for practice. See A Mate Rules.
The academic sessions are normally taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. At least one class per year is scheduled for weekends only, and in that case parts 1 and 2 are combined on a Saturday. The first on-water instruction (Part 3) occurs the following Saturday or Sunday.
Students are expected to practice during the week in between instructional periods and the exam session
(Between 3 & 4 and 4 & 5).
As A-mates, students normally practice with each other in West Basin or with an ASA-101 qualified individual.
Go to the Event Calendar and find the Part 1 for the class you wish to take. Click on the Register Now button to register for the class. Answer all questions that are applicable. (Please note that if you are not already a member, you need to join in order to register for classes).
Family members that desire to take training must be registered up as a secondary member (spouse) or tertiary (dependent children) with a corresponding small addition to dues. Fee covers spouse and all dependent children. To register for the class they must sign in with their own account.
Go to the Event Calendar and find the Part 1 for the class you wish to take. Click on the Register Now button to register for the class. Answer all questions that are applicable.
The Training Commodore will contact you and register you for the remaining parts of the class. No other registrations are required by the applicant.
Secondary & family members that take training must be signed up as a secondary member with the $15 addition to dues. To register for the class they must sign in with their own account.
All fees are based on the cost to NPSC and are subject to change.