Here at CFSA ASA 101 is the most important course because it is the
foundation of what sailing is all about. During this two-day course, you will
receive instruction in such basic skills as preparation of the boat, rigging,
hoisting and setting sails; Rules of the Road, Points of Sail, Man Overboard
Drill, Heaving too and much more. (This is also a US Coast Guard approved
Safe Boating Course). You'll enjoy seven hours a day on the water and get
plenty of hands-on training including open water sailing, docking, anchoring
and much more. Each day will begin at 9 AM and end around 5PM.
For this course, we use a Colgate 26 which is a very responsive, stable and
easy to sail vessel. The Colgate 26 is used by the US Naval Academy and the
Coast Guard Academy. They use the best and so do we. The CL 26 features a
large cockpit with plenty of legroom and a cabin below decks to stow gear. It's
always best to learn the basics of sailing on a boat like the CL 26 because it is
not intimidating and gives students a much better feel for the wind than a large
charter boat. Upon graduation you will receive ASA certification and you will be
ready to safely and confidently skipper boats in the 20 ft. range. You will also
receive 15% off your first boat rental so that you can practice your new skills.
Course Fee $489.00 Per Person plus Tax
Note: A $39.00 fee to new students is included which is implemented by ASA
101 rates include The New ASA textbook "Sailing Made Easy" ,ASA logbook ,
rope and certification.
After finishing 101 and practicing your skills for at least 10 days and record it
in your log book. You can move on to the Coastal Cruising Course. We want
you to have a strong foothold in the basics so you can come in and excel your
knowledge and sailing abilities in the ASA 103 course
After completing this two-day course you will receive ASA certification enabling
you to "cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on
an auxiliary sailboat of about 20 to 36 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea
conditions." Our practical hands-on instruction will show you safety
requirements, maneuvering in and out of marina slips and along docks, basic
navigation. You will also learn about proper gear and equipment, safety on
the water, stages of hypothermia, interpret marine weather forecasts and much
much more Yachts used for this class are in the 33 to 36 foot range.
Prerequisite: ASA 101 with at least 10 recent documented sailing excursions.
(Arrangements can be made for experienced sailors to test out for ASA 101).
Course Fee $650 Per Person plus tax
Note: $39.00 joining fee my apply
ASA 103 rates include the "Sailing Fundamentals" textbook and certification.
An upper level course designed to give individuals with cruising experience a
greater understanding of boat systems, maintenance procedures and
navigation. After completing this course you will receive ASA bareboat
certification enabling you to "act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 ft. boat sailing
by day in coastal waters." You and your instructor and crew will live aboard
your sloop and cruise around the water of Southport up the Cape Fear or the
Ocean down to Little River South Carolina for three days practicing your newly
acquired sailing skills. Two nights will be spent on the boat either at the slip or
at anchor enjoying the quiet beauty of the surrounding area. Yachts used are
in the 36ft. range. Prerequisite: ASA 101 and 103.
Course Fee $675 Per Person plus tax
Note $39.00 ASA joining fee may apply
ASA 104 rates include "Cruising Fundamentals" textbook and ASA certification.
This 4 Night 3 Day Combo Course (ASA 103 & ASA 104) combines Basic
Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) as described
above in an intense 4 night 3 day program. After completing this course you
will receive ASA certification enabling you to “act as skipper or crew of a 30 -
50 ft. boat sailing by day in coastal waters.” You and your instructor and crew
will live aboard your chartered sloop learning many new skills and cruising the
North and South Carolina waters for 3 full days. Yachts used are in the 36 to 40
ft. range. Prerequisite: ASA 101.
Fee $1200 Per Person plus tax
Note: 39 ASA joining fee may apply
Combo rates include certification for ASA 103 and ASA 104 and the “Cruising
Fundamentals” textbook. The “Sailing Fundamentals” textbook provided in
ASA 103 is also used in this course.
This course is offered as a group setting in a classroom. This class is held
during 3 days over two consecutive weekends. On Sunday students meet with
their instructor for a full day of practice and instruction. Students are also
given homework to be completed during the week. The next Saturday the class
convenes again for a day of practice and review. On Sunday the test is
conducted with the instructor present.
The instructor will also be available before the test for a review. Additional
tutoring can be arranged at an extra charge of $45 per hour (minimum of 3
The Course costs $575 per person and includes "Coastal Navigation"
textbook, charts and ASA certification.
Please call for Course Schedule.
(Each student should bring plotting tools: parallel rule and dividers.)
This 5 night 4 full day course helps learn procedures and preparation
requirements for advanced coastal cruising of auxiliary sailing yachts for
daylight and night time operation. Subjects include sail and rig theory, practice
for day, night and heavy weather, seamanship, engineering, troubleshooting,
safety, weather monitoring and interpretation and more. Students will
demonstrate various skills including trip planning, navigation, helmsmanship,
man overboard rescue, anchoring and more.
Cost $1600.00 per person
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BASIC SAILING COURSE
Advanced Coastal Cruising