Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101)


Learning to sail  starts with ASA-101 this course will teach you basic sailing on a 22 to 26 foot keelboat sailboat. There are sailing terms to learn and use in practice while we sail out to coastal waters of Croatia.

You will learn boat terminology, knots, tacking, gybing, points of sail, basic docking, safety procedures, and more!

Age: for all adults (16-18 years with the signature of a parent or guardian)

Prerequisites: Ready to have fun in safe learning environment !

Min. Requirements: swimming skills and willingness to exercise

Acquired skills: the basics of steering, handling sails, participation in all the work on the boat. You will learn how to feel comfortable around the equipment and familiarize yourself with the basics of sailing

Earn ASA Certifications: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101)

Accommodation: Maritime zone: Novigrad, Istra Course duration: 4 days

Daily schedule:

08:30 – introduction to the program

10:15 – departure

13:00 – Lunch break (anchoring)

14:00 – navigation

17:00 – return to the marina and reorganizing  ship

We teach the American Sailing Association curriculum which is the definitive standard of safety and seamanship worldwide.

Our course is designed to prepare the student to successfully challenge the certification standards for that particular skill level. Most of our students are able to pass the ASA practical skill requirements during course time. Some students, however, require an additional Review Course or two before they are ready to challenge the Practical Checkout.

Those with previous boating experience can pick up the fundamentals more quickly than those without previous experience.

This course prepares students for the ASA Level 103  ·  BCC BASIC COASTAL CRUISING


Topics covered:

  • Sailing Theory
  • Safety at sea and ship
  • Port / Starboard side.
  • Wind ward / lee ward side
  • Why the boat is going forward (Bernoulli’s law)
  • Safety Gear
  • Points of Sailing
  • Knots
  • Tacking & Jibing
  • Crew Responsibilities
  • Helmsmanship & Commands
  • Getting Underway & Making Sail
  • Sail Trimming
  • Securing the Boat
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Finding & Reading the Wind Direction
  • Mechanics of Rig & Sail
  • Reefing
  • Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Navigation Rules



To make it more convenient for our student and to enable them to learn more and to have more practice we offer 4 days of ASA 101 course in combination with  4 days of ASA 103  course for candidates who successfully pass  the ASA 101 certification exam. In the case that the student did not pass 101 certification exam we use additional 4 days to go over the topics that need further reinforcement.

Basic Keel Boat (ASA 101) 4 days
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) 4 days

1.650 € Per  Person  / 2.250 € own cabin

Included in the price:

  • Full time ASA Instructor
  • All course materials, books, log books, examination fees and ASA registration for a year.
  • 8 days of hands on sailing
  • Sailing Boat with all sailing and safety equipment
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, juices during the day,
  • All Fuel costs during your course
  • Harbor fees, marina fees, local taxes, yacht insurance
  • Cleaning fee

What to wear:
We’d recommend wearing soft-soled, comfortable shoes, a warm jacket, Layered clothing is the best way to dress. You can store an extra jacket or sweater in the boat’s cabin.Rain jacket, tight pants (mostly in winter sailing), sailing gloves, double shoes, T-shirts and long-sleeved, short and long pants, sunscreen to protect from the sun – a high factor, hat head, towels and more personal hygiene, bathing.
Arrival: Saturday till 18:00
Start: Sunday morning
Completion: Sunday  evening

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