Prerequisite Certification: None!
Experience Level: “I’ve never been on a sailboat before”
ASA-101 is a beginner course for adult sailors with no previous experience, taught by certified American Sailing Association instructors, all whom have at least 10 years' experience sailing. The boats used for ASA-101 are weighted-keel sloop-rigged sailboats, of at least 23′ in length. After your ASA-101 certification, you’ll know what all of that means. For now, just know that they are very stable and safe and perfect for someone with no experience. This is the best course for any adult interested in sailing. By the end of the course you’ll be able to comfortably sail your own vessel up to 27' in length, or serve as crew on a sailing vessel.
Each class meets for four sessions of three hours each. Each class is three students, led by an onboard instructor. After you register, you'll be mailed your included copy of ASA’s new text Sailing Made Easy. On your first day you'll also receive an ASA Official Logbook, a Rules of the Road hand-out, as well as USCG Federal Requirements. ASA-101 Certification is available to members of the ASA who successfully complete the course. If you’re not yet a member, you can join the ASA at the completion of the course as well.
For those who have previous experience sailing and would like to test-out for a certification, you may take the ASA-101 Basic Keelboat Challenge. Demonstrate your basic skills on the boat, and the pass the written exam to receive your ASA-101 Certification. Contact Captain Joan for details or to schedule.
Cost: $445 for individuals, $864 for a pair, or $1284 for three people.
New ASA students are required to pay $39 at completion of course for ASA certification.
For Lake Phalen classes and Duluth classes, please scroll down to bottom of this page.
Lake Minnetonka Class Times
|1||May 15, 16, 22, 23||8:30-11:30 am||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|2||May 15, 16, 22, 23||12-3 pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|3||May 19, 20, 26, 27||12-3pm||Wed., Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|4||May 29, 30, June 5, 6||9 am-12 pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|5||May 29, 30, June 5, 6||12:30-3:30pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|6||June 1. 2, 7, 9||6-9pm||Tues, Wed, Mon, Wed|
|7||June 3, 4, 8, 10||6-9pm||Thurs, Fri., Tues, Thurs|
|8||June 12, 13||8:30-3pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|9||June 14, 15, 16, 17||9:30am-12:30pm||Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs|
|10||June 14, 15, 16, 17||1-4pm||Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs|
|11||June 19, 20||9:30am-4pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|12||June 26, 27||9:30am-4pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|13||June 21, 22, 28, 29||6-9pm||Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues|
|14||June 23, 24, 30, July 1||9:30am-12:30pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|15||July 5, 7, 12, 14||5-8pm||Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed|
|16||July 6, 8, 13, 15||5-8pm||Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs|
|17||July 10, 11, 17, 18||9:30am-12:30pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|18||July 10, 11, 17, 18||1-4pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|19||July 19, 20, 26, 27||4:30-7:30pm||Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues|
|20||July 21, 22, 28, 29||4:30-7:30pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|21||July 24, 25||8:30-3pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|22||July 31, August 1||8:30-3pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|23||August 2, 3, 9, 10||4:30-7:30pm||Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues|
|24||August 4, 5, 11, 12||4:30-7:30pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|25||August 7, 8, 14, 15||8:30-11:30am||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|26||August 7, 8, 14, 15||12-3pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|27||August 17, 18, 24, 25||4:30-7:30pm||Tues, Wed, Tues, Wed|
|27-B||August 21, 22||9:30am-4pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|28||August 28, 29||9am-3:30pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|29||August 30, 31, September 2, 7||4:30-7:30pm||Mon, Tues, Thurs, Tues|
|30||September 8, 9, 15, 16||4:30-7:30pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|31||September 11, 12, 18, 19||9am-12pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
|32||September 11, 12, 18, 19||12:30-3:30pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
Lake Phalen Class Times
|PH1||May 26, 27, June 2, 3||4:30-7:30 pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|PH2||June 5, 6||9 am-3:30 pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|PH3||June 12, 13||9 am-3:30 pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|PH4||July 14, 15, 21, 22||5-8 pm||Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs|
|PH5||July 17, 18||9 am-3:30 pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|PH6||July 27, 28, Aug 3, 4||5-8pm||Tues, Wed, Tues, Wed|
|PH7||Aug 14, 15||9 am-3:30 pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|PH8||Sept 7, 8, 14, 15||4:30-7:30 pm||Tues, Wed, Tues, Wed|
|PH9||Sept 11, 12, 18, 19||9 am-12:00 pm||Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun|
Duluth Class Times
|D101||July 10-11||10 am-4:30 pm||Sat, Sun||Some experience required|
|Basic Cruising -ASA 103|
|D103||July 12-13||10 am-5 pm||Mon, Tues|