asa-103: basic cruising

Prerequisite Certifications: ASA-101

Experience Level: “I’ve confidently sailed on my own and am ready for the next challenge!”

ASA 103- Basic Cruising teaches prop walk, fueling, aids to navigation, chart symbols and Rules of the Road. This course is a must-have for sailors looking to take their skills to the next level, and prepare to host friends and family on their own boat for extended periods of time. During the course you will continue to improve your man overboard and sailing skills, while adding docking under power, anchoring, and chart reading. ASA-103 includes Coastal Cruising Made Easy, the ASA-103 textbook. This course is one day on the water followed by one day in the classroom.

Cost: $445 for individuals, $864 for a pair, or $1284 for three people. Includes textbook mailed to each student, and free ASA 103 online prep course.

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Questions? Contact Captain Joan for more details.

Lake Minnetonka

103 / Thurs, Fri: June 27, 28  9am-4pm

103 / Sat, Sun: August 10, 11  9am-4pm


Duluth at DSSA

D103 / Mon, Tues: July 8, 9: 9am – 4pm


ASA 103 & 104 – lake superior


ASA 103 and 104 are also offered together as a combination course sailing from Bayfield, Wisconsin on Lake Superior. The perfect four day get-away to obtain both your ASA 103 and ASA 104 certifications at the same time. Includes ASA 103 & 104 textbooks, all breakfasts and lunches, as well as Saturday evening dinner onboard. This is a sleep aboard course.

Cost: $1179 per person.

Pre-boarding available after 7pm the night before the course begins.


Class Dates

ASA 103 & 104 / May 30-June 2.
Board May 30th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / June 20-23.
Board June 19th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / July 11-14.
Board July 10th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / July 25-28.
Board July 24th after 7pm.

ASA 103 & 104 / August 22-25.
Board August 21st after 7pm

ASA 103 & 104 / Sept. 12-15.
Board Sept. 11th after 7pm