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ASA 101 Class

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Get Your ASA 101 Certification with the Basic Keelboat, Sailing Made Easy Course!

Pre-requisites: none!
101 Basic Keelboat, Sailing Made Easy
Join Go Sail Flathead for a two-day course featuring hands-on training on a keelboat 20ft -25ft. We are the best place to learn how to sail! Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Add basic sailing terminology to your vocab as well as parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship, and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

The sailing lesson begins at 9:00 a.m. at the sailing shop. The lessons start with an introduction and listening to understand your expectations and goals. Your instructor will make a customized suggestion to meet your goals and use the logbook for a guideline and syllabus.
Class Timetable:

Classes are for two days and may adjust slightly due to wind and weather, but this is the general plan.

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 30-minute on-shore lunch break.​

Day One:
8:45 a.m. – Check in at the sailing shop.
9:00 a.m. – Meet with your classmates and instructor
9:30–12:30 – Parts of the boat, depart the dock, hands-on sailing skills, dock the boat.
12:30–1:00 — Lunch break on the shore
1:00–1:30 — Sailing theory.
1:30–4:30 — Depart the dock, your sailing skills, and dock the boat.

​Day Two:

9:00 a.m. – Gather with classmates and instructor
9:15–12:30 – Depart the dock, sailing skills, dock the boat
12:30–1:00- Lunch break on the shore
1:00–3:00 – Depart the dock, your sailing skills, and dock the boat.
3:00-4:30 — Sailing exam. Review the exam with a class summary.


Safety equipment and life jackets PFD Type V
three-month ASA-temporary membership, logbook, Basic Keelboat Sailing Made Easy textbook, boat-allotted time, sailing instructor time and certifications upon successful completion of written and practical exams.

For parties of five or more, please call to book.