Combo Courses

Combining two or three programs into one fun-filled week of learning allows you to receive certification in two areas while immersing yourself into the sailing lifestyle.

Spend 4 to 7 days learning to sail the Atlantic Ocean. Depending on your chosen course, you may be spending your nights aboard either at our marina, at anchor, or docked at Bald Head Island Marina (a 25 to 30 mile ocean sail). Upon completion of one of our combo courses, you will have the knowledge to skipper or crew a sailboat safely in the ocean, along the coast during the day, in moderate winds up to 20 knots.

3 student limit per class, unless couple/family (4ppl max), allowing you more time sailing.

All courses require a non-refundable 25% student deposit. Once received, all instructional materials will be mailed to you.

Final payment is due twenty-one (21) days before you arrive and will be paid via emailed invoice.

Private lessons are available for an additional $600 per individual course.

ASA 101/103 Combo (4 days) sailing students have the option of renting our one bedroom cottage at a rate of $125 per night (first come, first serve) or finding other sleeping arrangements.

ASA 103/104 Combo (5 days/4 nights) sailing students will be sleeping aboard.

ASA 101/103/104 Combo (6 days/5 nights) sailing students will be sleeping aboard.

You may choose to sleep aboard the night before your lesson begins for an additional $50.


101-103 Combo Courses

ASA 101/103 Combo

American Sailing Association Certification Course
OUR MOST POPULAR COURSE!

ASA 101/103 Combo teaches the beginning sailor the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat in near-coastal waters.

Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic and intermediate sail trim, points of sail, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

Sailing students have the option of renting our one bedroom cottage at a rate of $125 per night or finding other sleeping arrangements.

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4 Day Course:
$1650 per Student
Two student minimum requirement
Offered the third Wednesday of each month

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You are welcome to rent our one bedroom Cottage at a $125 per night rate if available (20-25 minute drive to the marina and first come, first serve), or find other sleeping accommodations.

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing


103-104 Combo Courses

Combo 2 – ASA 103/104 Combo – Liveaboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
Combo 2 teaches the intermediate sailor the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat in near-coastal waters, then advancing to a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions.

Days 1-3 you will 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.

Days 4-5 you will learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.



5 Days/4 Nights Course:

$2350 per Student
Two student minimum requirement

Call 843-241-6874 to reserve

This course includes anchoring overnight at Bird Island or another anchorage as well as a 25 to 30 mile ocean sail to Bald Head Island, NC. to prepare you for life aboard.

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Anchored


101-103-104 Combo Courses

Combo 3 - ASA 101/103/104 Combo - Liveaboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course

MUST have previous sailing experience to attend this course.

This week-long course teaches the sailor the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat in near-coastal waters, then advancing to a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions.

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FAQ:
Why do you require previous sailing experience to attend this course while other sailing schools do not?
Our belief is that sailing schools that offer three or more courses in a 6 to 10 day format (aka - Zero to Hero or Resort Courses) are doing you, the student, a disservice. For those that have never sailed, the three course format in this short time frame is way to much information to be absorbed. Trust us, if you truly want to learn to sail properly do not choose a three course format.

6 Days/5 Nights Course:
1 Student - $3200

Earn three certifications in week of sailing!
MUST have previous sailing experience.

Offered twice per year.
Couple/Pairs have the option of a flexible start date. Please call to discuss.

2024 Availability:
May 26
Sept 22

We will be anchoring at un-inhabited Bird Island or other locations as well as a 25 to 30 mile each way ocean sail to Bald Head Island, NC and back.

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Aboard