ASA 103 Standard

Friday, Jan 7, 2022 (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Friday, Jan 14, 2022 (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

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ASA 103 Basic Coastal

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At ASA 103 It is time to aquire your own sailing gloves, waterproof top layer (aka foul weather gear) and waterproof sailing boots. These help to keep you dry when sailing year round. Need your own inflatable lifevest, preferably with a harness built in, and a 6' tether. Best kind have a built in bungie. Dress for this class acording to the weather reports - can view current or by the month predictions with links from our website front page.

Must purchase your ASA 103 studybook, Coastal Cruising Made Easy. Can find it at our office (hardcopy), ASA website or on-line as an ibook or android google play book. Take the 4 quizes in the book, every few chapters. Look in your ASA logbook for the ASA 103 syllabus - as a guide to your studies.

2 weekends (or 4 weekdays / or mix): evening workshops + 4 full days of sailing &written exam (after passing 100% on the water skills evaluation)

The first evening workshop (6pm-8:30pm) starts the ashore knowledge with review of the book quiz questions. Following morning, go straight to the boat for 2 full days of sailing. Second section has an evening of introduction to Navigation before the last 2 days of hands on training. A favorite and unique part of the last 2 days is a 'zero visibility' sailing exercise into the Central San Francisco Bay.

Very comprehensive course for new SF Bay Skippers or boat owners. For self-taught sailors we recommend challenging ASA 101, then starting your training with this course. It is a good course to fill in skills, and aknowledge gaps that are most common to miss on - if learning with/from friends or family.

I.e.:  mis-positionning your hands on the lines when pulling them -is a main culprit for lots of sailors' lower back pains! Thumbs toward you and up -is key :).When pass on-the-water skills at 100%, will follow with the 100 question ASA103 certification written exam.  Holder of the 103 certification is qualified to sail up to 30' boats in semi-protected waters, accepted world-wide. For San Francisco Bay sailing, ASA 103 allows sailing in SF Bay's semi protected micro climates that can be reached from our location: South and East of Bay Bridge!


After graduation:

~ your teacher will sign your official Logbook for ASA103 certification

~ ASA will mail you the ASA103 certification sticker to add in your official Logbook

~ can schedule the free independent half-day practice session (4h) with your classmates, on one of our Ranger 23' -- to be scheduled within 30 days of class graduation. The half-day is per class (not per student) & independent practice =no teacher onboard :) Can sail  South and East of Bay Bridge!

  ( !!! need 104 for crossing under bridges, sailing in Central Bay or going to the GG Bridge !!! )


~ can participate in 1 Thursday Evening practice sail at no cost -- to be scheduled up to 60 days after completion of the course ( Members that use the monthly member credit for ThursEve, get 1 time 1 extra Free ThursEve).

~ can charter boats up to 30' with Afterguard, for half or full day, with at least 1 Competent Crew onboard (on request, we can find crew for you, amongst our members/students -- please let us know, don't let that be a deterrent for your independent sailing practices! :) (per Afterguard policy, Skipper is also required to have their own salt water towing insurance ! ).


Please email or call 510-535-1954 if you have any questions.

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