July 21, 2016

ASA-101 Basic Keelboat

Lake Minnetonka

American Sailing Association course

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. May 25 is tentative test-out date. 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 White Bear Lake classes and Duluth classes, please scroll down to bottom of this page.

 
 

Lake Minnetonka Class Times

Date Times Class Days
1 May 14, 15, 21, 22 8:30-11:30 am Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
2 May 14, 15, 21, 22 12-3 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
3 May 18, 19, 25, 26 12-3pm Wed., Thurs, Wed, Thurs
4 May 28, 29, June 4, 5 9 am-12 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
5 May 28, 29, June 4, 5 12:30-3:30pm  Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
6 May 31. June 1, 6, 8 6-9pm Tues, Wed, Mon, Wed
7 June 2, 3, 7, 9 6-9pm Thurs, Fri., Tues, Thurs
8 June 11, 12 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
9 June 13, 14, 15, 16 9:30am-12:30pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
10 June 13, 14, 15, 16 1-4pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
11 June 18, 19 9:30am-4pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
12 June 20, 21, 27, 28 6-9pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
13 June 22, 23, 29, 30 9:30am-12:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
14 June 25, 26 9:30am-4pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
15 July 5, 7, 12, 14 5-8pm Tues, Thurs, Tues, Thurs
16 July 9, 10, 16, 17 9:30am-12:30pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
17 July 9, 10, 16, 17 1-4pm  Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
18 July 18, 19, 25, 26 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
19 July 20, 21, 27, 28 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
20 July 23, 24 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
21 July 30, 31 8:30-3pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
22 August 1, 2, 8, 9 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
23 August 3, 4, 10, 11 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
24 August 6, 7, 13, 14 8:30-11:30am Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
25 August 6, 7, 13, 14 12-3pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
26 August 16, 17, 23, 24 4:30-7:30pm Tues, Wed, Tues, Wed
27 August 20, 21 9:30am-4pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
28 August 27, 28 9am-3:30pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
29 August 29, 30, September 1, 6 4:30-7:30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Tues
30 September 7, 8, 14, 15 4:30-7:30pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
31 September 10, 11, 17, 18 9am-12pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
32 September 10, 11, 17, 18 12:30-3:30pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun
Ready to reserve your spot?

Not seeing a convenient time? Have a group of 3 or 4 already? Private lessons are available! Contact Captain Joan for more information.

White Bear Lake Class Times

Date Times Class Days
WB1 May 25, 26, June 1, 2 5-8 pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
WB2 June 11, 12 10 am-4:30 pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
WB3 June 20, 21, 27, 28 5-8 pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
WB4 July 16, 17 10 am-4:30 pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
WB5 July 20, 21, 27, 28 5-8 pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
WB6 Aug 2, 3, 9, 10 5-8pm  Tues, Wed, Tues, Wed
WB7 Aug 6, 7 10 am-4:30 pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
WB8 Aug 15, 16, 22, 23 5-8 pm Mon, Tues, Mon, Tues
WB9 Aug 27, 28 10 am-4:30 pm Sat, Sun Some experience required
WB10 Sept 7, 8, 14, 15 4:30-7:30 pm Wed, Thurs, Wed, Thurs
WB11 Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 10 am-1 pm Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun

Ready to reserve your spot?

Not seeing a convenient time? Have a group of 3 or 4 already? Private lessons are available! Contact Captain Joan for more information.

Duluth Class Times

Date Times Class Days
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

Ready to reserve your spot?

Not seeing a convenient time? Have a group of 3 or 4 already? Private lessons are available! Contact Captain Joan for more information.