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Instructional California Sailing
Vacation Packages

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California Sailing VacationsOption "Alpha"
8 Day Liveaboard
Instructional Sailing Vacation
Certifications: 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing),
103 (Basic Coastal Cruising) & 104 (Bareboat Cruising)

Description
This Liveaboard Instructional Vacation package is geared for the novice (or those that have done moderate crew work), who is eager to achieve the first three levels of ASA certification in one visit. Upon completion, you will become a recognized "Bareboat Charterer", capable of multiple day charters anywhere in the world, with you as the captain.

Days 1-3: 101 aboard a J-24’
Days 4-6: 103 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’ or 36’
Days 7-8: 104 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’, 36’, 42’ or 50’

Tuition (Includes Tax)
Low Season (Nov-Feb): $1,783 per person, $3,355 for party of two
High Season (Mar-Oct): $2,080 per person, $3,925 for party of two

Additional Costs Required
Sailing Made Easy Text Book: $24.95 + tax

Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text Book: $27.95 + tax
Cruising Fundamentals Text Book: $19.95 + tax
ASA Log Book: $9.95 + tax
ASA Certification Fee: $49.00 (Includes tax).
Postage: To be determined by zip code
Damage Insurance: $5.00 per person (Includes tax).

Option "Alpha" Special Charter Package 
Add to your training any 2-7 Day Multiple Day Charter and receive:

25% off of Charter & FREE: Kayaks, set of linens, outboard & damage insurance!

Note:  You can pay an additional $65.00 to be able to stay at The Channel Islands after your ASA 104 program without having to drop the instructor back off in Santa Barbara.

California Sailing Vacation BravoOption "Bravo"
6 Day Liveaboard
Instructional Sailing Vacation

Certifications: 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing), & 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising)

Description
This Liveaboard Instructional Vacation package is geared for the novice (or those that have done moderate crewing), who is eager to achieve the first two levels of ASA certification, and become a competent basic coastal cruiser, ready to day sail larger boats.

Days 1-3: 101 aboard a J-24’
Days 4-6: 103 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’ or 36’

Tuition (Includes Tax)
Low Season (Nov-Feb): $1,222 per person, $2,250 for party of two
High Season (Mar-Oct): $1,420 per person, $2,625 for party of two

Additional Costs Required
Sailing Made Easy Text Book: $24.95 + tax

Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text Book: $27.95 + tax
ASA Log Book: $9.95 + tax
ASA Certification Fee: $49.00 (Includes tax)
Postage: To be determined by zip code
Damage Insurance: $5.00 per person (Includes tax).

Option "Bravo" Special Charter Package 
Add to your training any 1-7 Day Multiple Day Charter and receive:

25% off of Charter & FREE: Kayaks and set of linens!

California Sailing VacationsOption "Charlie"  
6 Day Liveaboard
Instructional Sailing Vacation

Certifications 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing), 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising) & 104 (Bareboat Cruising)

Description
This Liveaboard Instructional Vacation package is geared for the sailor who is already competent in small boat sailing techniques and is eager to achieve the first three levels of ASA certification in one visit. If you feel you have mastered basic sailing skills such as crew overboard rescue techniques, heave-to, basic knots & rules of the road, then this is the option for you. Upon completion, you will become a recognized Bareboat Charterer, capable of multiple day charters anywhere in the world, with you as the captain.

Day 1: 101 aboard a J-24’
Days 2-4: 103 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’ or 36’
Days 5-6: 104 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’, 36’, 42’ or 50’

Tuition (Includes Tax)
Low Season (Nov-Feb): $1,222 per person, $2,250 for party of two
High Season (Mar-Oct): $1,420 per person, $2,625 for party of two

Additional Costs Required
Sailing Made Easy Text Book: $24.95 + tax

Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text Book: $27.95 + tax
Cruising Fundamentals Text Book: $19.95 + tax
ASA Log Book: $9.95 + tax
ASA Certification Fee: $49.00 (Includes tax).
Postage: To be determined
Damage Insurance: $5.00 per person (Includes tax).

Option "Charlie" Special Charter Package 
Add to your training any 2-7 Day Multiple Day Charter and receive:

25% off of Charter & FREE: Kayaks, Set of Linens, Outboard & Damage Insurance!

Note:  You can pay an additional $65.00 to be able to stay at The Channel Islands after your ASA 104 program without having to drop the instructor back off in Santa Barbara.

California Sailing VacationOption "Delta" 
4 Day Liveaboard
Instructional Sailing Vacation
Certifications 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing) & 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising)

Description
This Liveaboard Instructional Vacation package is geared for the sailor who is already competent in small boat sailing techniques, who is eager to achieve the first two levels of ASA certification in one visit. If you feel you have mastered basic sailing skills such as crew overboard rescue techniques, heave-to, basic knots & rules of the road, then this is the option for you. Upon completion, you will become recognized as a competent basic coastal cruiser, ready to day sail larger boats.

Day 1: 101 aboard a J-24’
Days 2-4: 103 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’ or 36’

Tuition (Includes Tax)
Low Season (Nov-Feb): $848 per person, $1,485 for party of two
High Season (Mar-Oct): $980 per person, $1,725 for party of two

Additional Costs Required
Sailing Made Easy Text Book: $24.95 + tax

Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text Book: $27.95 + tax
ASA Log Book: $9.95 + tax
ASA Certification Fee: $49.00 (Includes tax).
Postage: To be determined
Damage Insurance: $5.00 per person (Includes tax).

Option "Delta" Special Charter Package
Add to your training any 1-7 Day Multiple Day Charter and receive:

25% off of Charter & FREE: Kayaks and set of linens!

Santa Barbara Sailing VacationsOption "Echo"
5 Day Liveaboard
Instructional Sailing Vacation

Certifications 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing), 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising) & 104 (Bareboat Cruising)

Description
This Liveaboard Instructional Vacation package is geared for the sailor who is already competent in small boat sailing techniques, as well as competent in basic coastal cruising techniques for day sailing, who is eager to achieve the first three levels of ASA certification in one visit. If you feel you have mastered basic sailing skills such as crew overboard rescue techniques, heave-to, basic knots & rules of the road, as well as mastered the basic skills for handling a larger sailboat such as routine engine and systems maintenance, awareness of inboard engine's prop walk, docking, vhf radio commands and anchoring, then this is the option for you. Upon completion, you will become a recognized Bareboat Charterer, capable of multiple day charters anywhere in the world, with you as the captain.

Day 1: 101 aboard a J-24’
Day 2: 103 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’ or 36’
Day 3-5: 104 aboard a Catalina 28’, 32’, 36’, 42’ or 50’

Tuition (Includes Tax)
Low Season (Nov-Feb): $1,035 per person, $1,825 for party of two
High Season (Mar-Oct): $1,200 per person, $2,125 for party of two

Additional Costs Required
Sailing Made Easy Text Book: $24.95 + tax

Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text Book: $27.95 + tax
Cruising Fundamentals Text Book: $19.95 + tax
ASA Log Book: $9.95 + tax
ASA Certification Fee: $49.00 (Includes tax).
Postage: To be determined by zip code
Damage Insurance: $5.00 per person (Includes tax).

Option "Echo" Special Charter Package 
Add to your training any 2-7 Day Multiple Day Charter and receive:

25% off of Charter & FREE: Kayaks, Set of Linens, Outboard & Damage Insurance!

Note: You can pay an additional $65.00 to be able to stay at The Channel Islands after your ASA 104 program without having to drop the instructor back off in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara California Sailing VacationsOption "Foxtrot"  
4 Day Liveaboard
Instructional Sailing Vacation

Certification 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing)

Description
This Liveaboard Instructional Vacation package is geared for the novice (or those that have done moderate crewing), who is eager to achieve the first level of ASA certification, and become a competent small boat sailor.

Days 1-4: 101 aboard a J-24’

Tuition (Includes Tax)
Off-Season (Nov-Feb): $848 per person, $1,485 for party of two
On-Season (Mar-Oct): $980 per person, $1,725 for party of two

Additional Costs Required
Sailing Made Easy Text Book: $24.95 + tax
ASA Log Book: $9.95 + tax
ASA Certification Fee: $49.00 (Includes tax).
Postage: To be determined
Damage Insurance: $5.00 per person (Includes tax).

Specifics About the ASA Curriculum

Terrific Video Footage from Recent Sailing School Graduates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAiALd4lNz0

 

Instructional California Sailing Vacation options include
the following amenities.

  • Semi-private instruction (2 students max).  Families can be larger.
  • Access to The Santa Barbara Sailing Center's clubhouse, which contains a a nautical video library, nautical text book & magazine library, a variety of board games, a knot tying zone, large table for chart plotting, dry/erase board, model sail boats and high speed internet access (as well as a wireless hub).
  • Access to The Santa Barbara Harbor's private marina showering facilities.
  • Unlimited free practice time aboard your class sail boat.
  • Pillows, sheets, sleeping bags, washcloths, showering towels and space heater.
  • Complimentary kayak rentals.
  • Complimentary tickets aboard the Double Dolphin Catamaran for Coastal, Sunset, Jazz, Whale Watch or All Day Island Safari Public Cruises.

Please Note:

The above price quotes are tax inclusive.

If you are a party of two, and would like to bring kids, they are free.

If you are planning to make your own arrangements at a hotel, instead of living aboard a cruising yacht, the cost of the liveaboard instructional vacation will still remain the same. We may, however, be able to save you hotel costs at certain hotels.

If you would like your meals catered for you during your program, please contact the School Director to discuss your options and additional costs. Otherwise, you are able to prepare your own meals here at our training facility, as well as take advantage of our wonderful assortment of over 300 restaurants in the Santa Barbara area.

For an additional fee, you may upgrade the size of your yacht for ASA 103 and/or 104.

During ASA 104, you will experience a 2 day trip to Santa Cruz Island with an overnight anchorage.

If you are flying, The Santa Barbara Airport is ideal (United, Skywest and Horizon). If you are flying into LAX, The Santa Barbara Airbus provides excellent shuttle service.

If you have not completed the required reading before your arrival, or are not a valid candidate to test out of a given level, we may have to alter your program's formula. In any case, our goal is to provide the best instruction possible, even if we have to adapt a new game plan.

Please inform the school director of any physical limitations that you may have prior to your arrival.

Scheduling Procedures at SBSC:
As you may have noticed, our sailing school does not currently post a calendar of available class dates on our website. This is because when scheduling classes at our facility, we can usually accommodate your desired dates most of the time. When finalizing your sailing school agenda, the School Director will work closely with you to make sure that the program fits within your “window of time”, specific dates or general availability.

The Santa Barbara Sailing Center's School Cancellation Policy:
By submitting your 100% non-refundable payment, you recognize The Sailing School's Cancellation Policy: Cancellation results in 100% of class tuition forfeiture.

Change of Date Policy:
A change of date fee requires a $50 charge per person for all sailing classes, except for Liveaboard Instructional Vacation Programs, which constitutes a $100 charge per person. A change of date request must be made no less than 30 calendar days prior to your scheduled program, or you will forfeit your deposit.

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Insurance Policy:
All students will pay a mandatory $5.00 fee for insurance.  This will cover all damages and/or lost items that may occur during your lesson.

School Tuition Costs do not include the following:

  • Mandatory 5.00 Damage Insurance Fee per Person per Course (Includes tax).
  • Postage (determined by zip code).
  • Gratuity (Customary if you enjoyed your lesson.)
  • Sailing Made Easy Text Book (ASA 101) $24.95 + tax
  • Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text Book (ASA 103) $27.95 + tax
  • Cruising Fundamentals Text Book (ASA 104) $19.95 + tax
  • ASA Log Book $9.95 + tax
  • ASA Certification Fee $49.00 (Includes tax).

Note: During the ASA 101 (Level 1, Basic Keelboat Sailing aboard a J-24') portion of your program, we may chartering the Catalina Yacht in which you are living on during the day. If you feel that you would not like us to use the Catalina Yacht while you are in your ASA 101 training, you may choose to pay the day sail rental fee, and the boat will not be chartered by us. You are welcome to store any valuables with us to lock up during this time.

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Terrific Video Footage from Recent Sailing School Graduates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAiALd4lNz0

 

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