Individual Courses

ASA CERTIFICATION COURSES:
3 student limit per 101, 103 & 104 class, unless family (4ppl max), allowing more time sailing.

All courses require a non-refundable 25% 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 is paid via emailed invoice.

Each individual and combination course, with the exceptions of ASA105 Coastal Navigation and ASA106 Advanced Coastal Cruising, are flexible schedule based, allowing us the freedom to schedule our classes based on your needs.

ASA 101 and/or 103 sailing students have the option of living aboard at a rate of $50 per night, renting our one bedroom cottage at a rate of $95 per night, or finding other sleeping arrangements.

ASA 104 and/or 106 sailing students will be sleeping aboard.


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ASA 101 Basic Keelboat

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.

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials, Testing

STANDARD 3 Day Course:
$750 per Student

You are welcome to stay aboard for $50/night per person or $95 per night at our Cottage if available (20 minute drive to the marina).


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ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

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.

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Anchored

3 Day Course:
$850 per Student

You are welcome to stay aboard for $50/night per person or $95 per night at our Cottage if available (20 minute drive to the marina).


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ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising - Live-Aboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
This course is taught on our Elan Impression 444 or Beneteau Oceanis 390.

One night at anchor at Bird Island along with a 25 to 30 mile ocean sail to Bald Head Island, NC for an overnight stay is included to prepare you for life aboard.

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.

Pre-Requisites: ASA 103

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Anchored

3-1/2 Day/3 Night Course:
$1200 per Student
Our Private Couples course is also available.


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ASA 105 Coastal Navigation

American Sailing Association Certification Course
Offered as an online self-paced course only.
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.

Pre-Requisites: None

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The courses cost $380 each and include an official ASA certification, textbooks, ebooks, additional study materials, software & online support. Also, instructors are standing by at all times to provide whatever help is needed.

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ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising - Live-Aboard

American Sailing Association Certification Course
This course is taught on our Elan Impression 444 or Beneteau Oceanis 390.

SAIL A MINI-ADVENTURE!
Geared towards those that would like to learn to safely sail, day and night, 10-75 miles offshore on multi-day passages. Topics include safety and seamanship, weather and weather routing, day and night sailing, trip planning, navigation, day and night man overboard practice, heavy weather planning and sailing, advanced sail trim, and more.

Our five day Advanced Coastal Cruising course allows you to plan then sail a 200+ nautical mile sail to Charleston and back.

What to Expect
Days 1 & 2: Training during the day and night in our local waters while prepping you for the Charleston passage. We will be anchoring at un-inhabited Bird Island each night.

Days 3-5: Sail 200+ nautical miles to Charleston and back. Upon returning and receiving proper rest, day 5 will be written test day. The written test is mainly fill in the blank with explanations regarding the subject, therefore reading/studying prior to arrival is highly recommended.

Pre-Requisites: ASA 104 & 105 (available as online study)

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing, Meals while Anchored

5 Day/4 Night Course:
$2100 per Student

2023 Schedule:
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ASA 118 Docking Endorsement - 1 Day

American Sailing Association Certification Course
This course is taught on our Hunter 34 or Beneteau Oceanis 390.

Our one day course will allow you to practice docking and undocking in a variety of situations, including bow-in and stern-in slip docking as well as docking on an outside dock. This hands-on session improves your boat handling and dock line use allowing you to safely dock a 25ft to 45ft auxiliary powered sailboat.

Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Pre-Requisites: None

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing

1 Day Course:
$325 per Student

2022 Schedule:
Friday, Nov 18
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2023 Schedule:
Saturday, Mar 11
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Saturday, Nov 18
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ASA 101 or 103 Course Challenge

American Sailing Association Certification Course

For those with sailing experience, we offer a one day written and on-the-water test.

ASA101 Challenge
Pre-Requisites: None

ASA103 Challenge
Pre-Requisites: ASA 101

INCLUDED: Instructional Materials & Testing

1 Day Course:
1 Student – $450
Lesson Length: 9am – until


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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: Bottled water, sports drinks, and chips. You may bring your own lunch and drinks if you would like.

$425 (Includes 2 Students)
$35 each additional

Lesson Length: 4 Hours / 10am – 2pm
6 Student/Rider Maximum

32ft Morgan, 34ft Hunter, or 39ft Beneteau:


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Sailing/Docking Skills 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.

32ft Morgan:
$400 (includes 2 students)
$35 each add’l

39ft Beneteau:
$475 (includes 2 students)
$35 each add’l


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Lesson Length: 5 Hours / 10am – 3pm
6 Student/Rider Maximum

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


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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

32 ft Morgan:
$400 (includes 2 students)
$35 each add’l

39ft Beneteau:
$475 (includes 2 students)
$35 each add’l

Your Boat:
$400 (includes 2 students)
$35 each add’l

Lesson Length: 5 Hours / 10am – 3pm


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