Individual Courses

ASA CERTIFICATION COURSES:
2 student limit per class, unless family (4ppl max), allowing more time sailing.

All courses require a non-refundable $150 per student deposit. Once received, all instructional materials will be mailed to you.

Private lessons are available for an additional $300 per course.

Each individual and combination course, with the exception of ASA105 Coastal Navigation, is flexible schedule based, allowing us the freedom to schedule our classes based on your needs.

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ASA 101 Basic Keelboat – Live-Aboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
ASA 101 teaches the beginning sailor the required skills for the safe handling of a moderate sized keelboat along the coast/shore line. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

All nights are spent at our marina for 101.

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials, Testing & 1 Year ASA Certification Membership



STANDARD 3 Day/2 Night Course:
$750 per Student
Please contact us for our 3 or 4 student family rate.



EXTENDED 4 Day/3 Night Course:
$850 per Student
Please contact us for our 3 or 4 student family rate.

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ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising – Live-Aboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
ASA 103 teaches the intermediate sailor the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat in near-coastal waters. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.

Anchoring at Bird Island or another anchorage for an overnight stay is included to prepare you for life aboard.

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Onboard



3 Day/2 Night Course:
$850 per Student
Please contact us for our 3 or 4 student family rate.

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ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising – Live-Aboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
ASA 104 teaches the intermediate sailor the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

Anchoring at Bird Island or another anchorage AND a 25 to 30 mile ocean sail to Southport, NC for an overnight stay is included to prepare you for life aboard.

Pre-Requisites: ASA 103

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Onboard



4 Day/3 Night Course:
$1200 per Student
Please contact us for our 3 or 4 student family rate.

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ASA 105 Coastal Navigation – Non-Live-Aboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
Offered in either a Classroom Format or Home-Study Format.
ASA 105 teaches the intermediate sailor the required skills to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This is a theory course only, there is no sailing involved. The practical application of the material taught in this course is part of, and is a prerequisite to, ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising.

The Classroom Format is a pre-scheduled 3 day classroom course and is available in April and September. Days 1 & 2 are instructional based. The exam will be given on Day 3.

You may also elect to take this course as an At-Home Study, then take the test with us when you feel you are prepared.

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing



Available as a Home-Study Format with testing on a flexible schedule only.

Home-Study Format:
1 Student - $375

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Non-Certification Lesson

Non-Certification Course

No tests. No certifications. Only private, informal sailing lessons focusing on your area(s) of need.

Pre-Requisites: None



$275 per day
Lesson Length: 7 Hours / 9am - 4pm

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Introduction to Sailing

Non-Certification Course
"Is sailing for me?"
If you have ever asked yourself this then keep reading!

Our Introduction to Sailing class is perfect for those that have either never been sailing and want to see what it is about, or have tried sailing, liked it, and would like to learn a little more. Hop on board with your instructor, cruise thru the Intracoastal Waterway and out into the Atlantic Ocean. Sail 3 miles offshore rounding a "fishing-buoy", then kick back and relax while eating lunch on the return trip to the inlet.



Great for families on vacation as well as individuals!

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Lunch & Non-Alcoholic Beverages



$180 per student
$75 per rider
(Please call us for our Family/Group rate of 3 or more)
Lesson Length: 5 Hours / 11am - 4pm
6 Student/Rider Maximum

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Student/Instructor Practice

Created to allow ASA students to develop their sailing skills and increase their time on the water at a reduced all-day rate. Hop aboard with your Instructor and use this time to work on your sailing skills or just go for a daysail with family and friends (no additional charge).



$275
Lesson Length: 7 Hours / 9am - 4pm
6 Student/Rider Maximum

What to bring?
Lunch, sunscreen and anything else you feel you may need.