hands on learning
welcome to the water - basic and advanced sailing clinics
Welcome to the Water Hands-On Training Series Puts You at the Helm
This year’s expanded lineup includes something for everyone... from absolute beginners to seasoned sailors. Participants will learn basic and intermediate skills through hands on, underway exercises taught by ASA Certified Instructors aboard 30’ to 40’sailboats. Registration fee: $25 per clinic. Limited to 4 persons per boat. Access to these events requires paid boat show admission.
introduction to sailing
Are you new to Sailing (or just a little rusty)? Learn how easy and fun sailing is by participating in one of ASA’s basic skills clinics. All learning elements are based on ASA’s proven sail training curriculum and are taught aboard 30’ to 40’ sailing vessels. During these 90 minute sessions you’ll learn how to raise, lower and trim the sails, tack and jibe, steer a compass course, and more.
For more experienced sailors, there will be intermediate skills building opportunities in these clinics based on ASA curriculum for Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Charter (ASA 104). During these 90 minute sessions participants will learn several essential skills including how to heave to, reef the sails, steer with the sails, advanced sail trim and crew overboard recovery methods.
docking under power & close quarters boat control
This is an important skill although one that is not often practiced except when departing and returning to the slip. Participants will learn close quarters maneuvering skills taught as part of the ASA Docking “Endorsement”. These are 90 minute sessions that include the following: 360 degree turns in tight spaces (back and fill), backing down a narrow channel in a straight line, how to handle propwalk, how to manage the boat confidently in windy conditions, coming alongside a pier (fuel dock) and more.
Space is very limited for these events so advance registration is highly recommended. For additional details, including schedule and registration requirements please see the Advanced Registration website by following this link: Click Here
welcome to the water - basic and advanced sailing seminars
sailing made easy
If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing off into the sunset, this 3-hour seminar is the perfect way to get started… and learn essential skills that will last a lifetime. This introductory program is ideal for new sailors as well as those who are simply looking for a refresher. Participants will learn how to raise, lower and trim the sails, use the winch safely and correctly, sail a compass course on different points of sail, tack and jibe, and execute a crew overboard recovery maneuver.
All components of these 3-hour sessions are taken directly from ASA’s Sailing Made Easy program. Participation in this hands-on learning event is $125 including show admission for the day and registration is limited to 5 persons per boat. To get details about content and to reserve your space in this unique program, Click Here
advanced sailing skills
The American Sailing Association has brought together some of its most experienced blue water instructors to help beginner and intermediate sailors improve their ability to handle the offshore environment. This 3-hour underway seminar is geared toward those who have some sailing experience. Participants can expect to learn advanced heavy weather tactics including sail plan management, advanced sail shaping and sail trim, downwind sailing strategies and how to rig and use a preventer, advanced close quarter’s boat control for docking and maneuvering in tight spaces, and more. All elements are taught through hands on exercises aboard 30’ to 40’ sailboats.
All components of these 3- hour sessions are taken directly from ASA’s Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106) program. Participation in this hands-on learning event is $125 including show admission for the day and registration is limited to 5 persons per boat. To get details about content and to reserve your space in this unique program, Click Here