Combining two programs into one fun-filled liveboard week of learning allows you to receive certification in two areas while immersing yourself into the sailing lifestyle.
Spend 5 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.
Private lessons are available for an additional $600 per individual course.
Final payment is due twenty-one (21) days before you arrive and will be paid via emailed invoice.
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.
ASA 101/103 Combo sailing students have the option of living aboard, renting our one bedroom cottage at a rate of $95 per night (first come, first serve), or finding other sleeping arrangements.
ASA 103/104 Combo sailing students will be sleeping aboard.
You may choose to sleep aboard the night before your lesson begins for an additional $50.
Combo 1 - ASA 101/103 Combo - Liveaboard
Combo 1 teaches the beginning sailor the required skills to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat in near-coastal waters.
Days 1-3 you will 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.
Days 4-5 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.
Sailing students have the option of living aboard, renting our one bedroom cottage at a rate of $95 per night, or finding other sleeping arrangements.
5 Day/4 Night Course:
$1650 per Student
You are welcome to rent our one bedroom Cottage at a $95 per night rate if available (20 minute drive to the marina and first come, first serve), or find other sleeping accommodations, if you prefer not to liveaboard.
INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing
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:
$1950 per Student
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