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ASA 103 Class

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Up Your Sailing Skills with a ASA 103 Certification Basic Coastal Cruising Course!

Boost Your Confidence by Learning More Sailing Skills in Montana

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. 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.

The sailing lesson begins at 9:00 a.m. at the sailing shop. We 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 2 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 1:
8:45 a.m. – Check in at the sailing shop.
9:00 a.m. – Meet with your classmates and instructor
9:30–12:30 – Sailing theory, 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 2:

9:00 AM – 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 – Sailing theory, depart the dock, sailing skills, dock the boat.
3:00-4:30 — Sailing exam. Review the exam with a class summary.


Safety equipment and life jackets PFD Type V.
Basic coastal cruising 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.