ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learning to sail can start 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
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
- 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
- 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
- Preventing Collisions at Sea
- Navigation Rules