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Sailing Instruction Packages

Instructional packages are a great way to receive excellent bang for the buck.  These packages include complimentary sail time, certification fees, materials and club membership.  Even if you don't want to join our sailing club, this is still a great way to save on your ASA certification classes.  All certification courses will max out with four students, and you are not responsible for finding these other students to fill the class.  Scheduling is very flexible, and the school director will work with your preferred dates and availability.  Once you are enrolled in a course, it will not be cancelled due to lack of sign-ups. 

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American Sailing Association Certification Scheduling Options

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Day Sailor Package
Includes ASA 101 Certification Course (Basic Keelboat Sailing - LEVEL 1), ASA Certification Fee, Sailing Made Easy Text, ASA Log Book, Damage Insurance Fee, FREE Club Initiation ($525 initiation fee is waived, $25 per month dues begin on your last day of ASA 101), FREE Chart Card of The Channel Islands & FREE Small Boat Punch Card (12 hours of free rental time on boats 22' & 26').

Overview of ASA 101:
This 20 hour course is a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of sailing. Taught on stable 22 and 24 foot keelboats, you will be skippering on your first day of class and be confident sailing on your own.

Curriculum includes nautical terminology, docking, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, headsail changes, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and crew overboard.

Goal of ASA 101: Competent to day sail up to a 27’ sailboat in familiar waters.

Solo: $615.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $260 + $49 + $26.95 + $10.75 + $5 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 = $1,142.38
Total Savings of $527.38!

Couple (Or group of 2): $855.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $475 + $98 + $53.90 + $21.50 + $10 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 = $1,449.08
Total Savings of $594.08!

Family of 4 (Or group of 4): $1,385.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $950 + $196 + $107.80 + $43 + $20 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 = $2,107.48
Total Savings of $722.48!

 

Coastal Cruiser Package
Includes ASA 101 Certification Course (Basic Keelboat Sailing - LEVEL 1), ASA 103 Certification Course (Basic Coastal Cruising - LEVEL 2), ASA Certification Fee, Sailing Made Easy Text, Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text, ASA Log Book, Damage Insurance Fee, FREE Club Initiation ($525 initiation fee is waived, $25 per month dues begin on your last day of ASA 101), FREE Chart Card of The Channel Islands, FREE Small Boat Punch Card (12 hours of free rental time on boats 22' & 26') & a FREE Day Sail aboard a Catalina 36'.

Overview of ASA 101:
This 20 hour course is a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of sailing. Taught on stable 22 and 24 foot keelboats, you will be skippering on your first day of class and be confident sailing on your own.

Curriculum includes nautical terminology, docking, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, headsail changes, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and crew overboard.

Goal of ASA 101: Competent to day sail up to a 27’ sailboat in familiar waters.

Overview of ASA 103:
This course introduces the intermediate sailor to the cruising yacht and offshore sailing procedures. Curriculum includes mechanical and electrical systems, weather navigation, anchoring, reefing, heavy weather sailing, rules of the road, motoring skills, safety and emergency procedures, maneuvering under power, and VHF radio procedures.  Goal of ASA 103: Qualified to rent 28’ + sailboats with inboard engines for local water day sailing.

Santa Barbara Sailing Instruction - Coastal Cruising

Solo: $950.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $260 + $420 + $49 + $26.95 + $30.19 + $10.75 + $10 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 = $1,974.77
Total Savings of $1,024.77!

Couple (Or group of 2): $1,530.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $475 + $840 + $98 + $53.90 + $60.38 + $21.50 + $20 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 = $2,736.66
Total Savings of $1,206.66!

Family of 4 (Or group of 4): $2,730.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $950 + $1680 + $196 + $107.80 + $120.76 + $43 + $40 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 = $4,305.44
Total Savings of $1,575.44!

 

Bareboat Charterer Package
Includes ASA 101 Certification Course (Basic Keelboat Sailing - LEVEL 1), ASA 103 Certification Course (Basic Coastal Cruising - LEVEL 2), ASA 104 Certification Course (Bareboat Cruising - LEVEL 3), ASA Certification Fee, Sailing Made Easy Text, Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text, ASA Log Book, Cruising Fundamentals Text, Damage Insurance Fee, FREE Club Initiation ($525 initiation fee is waived, $25 per month dues begin on your last day of ASA 101), FREE Chart Card of The Channel Islands, FREE Small Boat Punch Card (12 hours of free rental time on boats 22' & 26') & a FREE Day Sail aboard a Catalina 36'.

Overview of ASA 101:
This 20 hour course is a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of sailing. Taught on stable 22 and 24 foot keelboats, you will be skippering on your first day of class and be confident sailing on your own.

Curriculum includes nautical terminology, docking, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, headsail changes, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and crew overboard.

Goal of ASA 101: Competent to day sail up to a 27’ sailboat in familiar waters.

Overview of ASA 103:
This course introduces the intermediate sailor to the cruising yacht and offshore sailing procedures. Curriculum includes mechanical and electrical systems, weather navigation, anchoring, reefing, heavy weather sailing, rules of the road, motoring skills, safety and emergency procedures, maneuvering under power, and VHF radio procedures.  Goal of ASA 103: Qualified to rent 28’ + sailboats with inboard engines for local water day sailing.

Overview of ASA 104:
This course is for sailors who wish to charter boats for multiple days anywhere in the world. Curriculum includes cruise planning, provisioning, anchoring, weather, navigation, boat systems, reefing and heavy weather sailing, safety, emergency procedures and long-distance passage making. You will experience a trip to Santa Cruz Island with overnight stay(s) in one of the island's anchorages. The course is taught on a 36' - 50' yachts. Goal of ASA 104: Qualified to bareboat charter 28 ’ – 50’ yachts for multiple days.

Santa Barbara Bareboat Charter

Solo: $1,320.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $260 + $420 + $465 + $49 + $26.95 + $30.19 + $10.75 + $21.55 + $15 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 = $2,466.32
Total Savings of $1,146.32!

Couple (Or group of 2): $2,275.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $475 + $840 + $930 + $98 + $53.90 + $60.38 + $21.50 + $43.10 + $30 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 = $3,719.76
Total Savings of $1,444.76!

Family of 4 (Or group of 4): $4,125.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $950 + $1680 + $1860 + $196 + $107.80 + $120.76 + $43 + $86.20 + $60 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 = $6,271.64
Total Savings of $2,146.64!

 

Advanced Sailor Package
Includes ASA 101 Certification Course (Basic Keelboat Sailing - LEVEL 1), ASA 103 Certification Course (Basic Coastal Cruising - LEVEL 2), ASA 104 Certification Course (Bareboat Cruising - LEVEL 3), ASA 105 Certification Course (Coastal Navigation - LEVEL 4), ASA 106 Certification Course (Advanced Coastal Cruising - LEVEL 5), ASA Certification Fee, Sailing Made Easy Text, Coastal Cruising Made Easy Text, ASA Log Book, Cruising Fundamentals Text, Coastal Navigation Workbook, Damage Insurance Fee, FREE Club Initiation ($525 initiation fee is waived, $25 per month dues begin on your last day of ASA 101), FREE Chart Card of The Channel Islands, FREE Small Boat Punch Card (12 hours of free rental time on boats 22' & 26') a FREE Day Sail aboard a Catalina 36' & FREE 12 Months of Club Dues.

Overview of ASA 101:
This 20 hour course is a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of sailing. Taught on stable 22 and 24 foot keelboats, you will be skippering on your first day of class and be confident sailing on your own.

Curriculum includes nautical terminology, docking, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, headsail changes, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and crew overboard.

Goal of ASA 101: Competent to day sail up to a 27’ sailboat in familiar waters.

Overview of ASA 103:
This course introduces the intermediate sailor to the cruising yacht and offshore sailing procedures. Curriculum includes mechanical and electrical systems, weather navigation, anchoring, reefing, heavy weather sailing, rules of the road, motoring skills, safety and emergency procedures, maneuvering under power, and VHF radio procedures.  Goal of ASA 103: Qualified to rent 28’ + sailboats with inboard engines for local water day sailing.

Overview of ASA 104:
This course is for sailors who wish to charter boats for multiple days anywhere in the world. Curriculum includes cruise planning, provisioning, anchoring, weather, navigation, boat systems, reefing and heavy weather sailing, safety, emergency procedures and long-distance passage making. You will experience a trip to Santa Cruz Island with overnight stay(s) in one of the island's anchorages. The course is taught on a 36' - 50' yachts. Goal of ASA 104: Qualified to bareboat charter 28 ’ – 50’ yachts for multiple days.

Overview of ASA 105:
This course offers a comprehensive overview of all forms of navigation exclusive of celestial. Curriculum includes chart reading, dead reckoning, taking bearings, plotting techniques, tides and currents, set and drift calculations, compass steering, navigation rules and aides, and electronic navigational equipment. This class is a home correspondence course. Goal of ASA 105: Demonstrate navigation theory required for coastal waters.

Overview of ASA 106:
An advanced comprehensive 4 1/2 day curriculum offering: live-aboard systems and cooking, electronic fixes, sail shape, storm tactics, heavy weather sailing, watch keeping, weather forecast interpretation, harness wearing, night circumnavigation of Channel Islands, sailing with bare poles, towing, anchoring under sail, and more.

Goal of ASA 106:  Able to skipper a sailing vessel over 42 feet in coastal waters in any conditions.

 

Advanced Coastal Cruising

Solo: $2,005.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $260 + $420 + $465 + $215 + $700 + $49 + $26.95 + $30.19 + $10.75 + $21.55 + $20 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 + $300 = $3,686.32
Total Savings of $1,681.32!

Couple (Or group of 2): $3,640.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $475 + $840 + $930 + $430 + $1400 + $98 + $53.90 + $60.38 + $21.50 + $43.10 + $40 + $525 + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 + $300 = $5,859.76
Total Savings of $2,219.76!

Family of 4 (Or group of 4): $6,925.00
Pricing summary if you purchased each item one at a time (Listed in order of above): $950 + $1680 + $1860 + $860 + $2800 + $196 + $107.80 + $120.76 + $43 + $86.20 + $80 + $525 + + $22.68 + $243 + $377.20 + $300 = $10,251.64
Total Savings of $3,326.64!

 

American Sailing Association Certification Scheduling Options

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Instructional Packages FAQs

 

  • How does scheduling work?  We are very flexible when scheduling a particular ASA level, and will create a program that adapts to your days off and general availability.  
  • What if you don’t fill the class with four students?  We will not cancel an ASA certification course due to low sign-ups.  Once you’ve been sent an official confirmation letter, your program will run no matter how many students ended up enrolling.
  • Am I responsible for finding the other students in a particular ASA level?  No, the school director is responsible for finding the other students in your class.
  • Do I receive sleep aboard accommodations?  Yes, sleep aboard accommodations are provided at no extra charge assuming we have Catalina Yachts available at the time your program dates are set up.
  • Can I do multiple certification courses in consecutive days?  Yes, this is aloud.
  • How much studying is involved?  We recommend reading and memorizing as much of the ASA text book prior to your first day of class.
  • Can I bring someone along that does not want to achieve certification?  Yes, we have special “ride-along” fees for friends or family that would like to take part in an ASA class, but does not care about achieving the credential.
  • How does parking work?  If you park in the Santa Barbara Harbor, please bring us your parking ticket so that we can validate it for $3.00 per 24 hours.
  • What is an average gratuity to give?  Gratuities should be based on your overall experience with each instructor at a particular certification level.  You can give cash directly to your instructor, or put the gratuity on a credit card with the front desk receptionist or manager in the office.
  • What happens if I don’t pass a given certification course?  Our goal as a reputable school is to create competent sailors.  In the event that you don’t pass, the school director can often times find ways to complete the course at no extra charge.  You can also opt to re-take the course at a special rate, or pay for private instruction.
  • What is your cancellation policy?  We have a strict no refund policy, however, in the case of an emergency there is an option for a nominal change of date fee.  The school director determines this fee depending on how much lead time was given, as well as the nature of the emergency.
  • What happens in inclement weather?  During ASA 101, we will usually re-schedule to another date.  For all other ASA levels, inclement weather provides a great opportunity to further your sailing skills.
  • If we sign up for the couple (group of 2) of family (group of 4) options, how many punch cards, day sails on the 36’ and club membership initiations do we receive?  Although you each receive your own set of study materials, you only receive one punch card, one day sail on the 36’ and one club membership initiation fee.
  • What happens if I sign up for a particular package now, but want to upgrade to another package later?  We will let you do one upgrade only.  Beyond that, you would have to pay the club member price for additional ASA levels.
  • When do I begin paying dues for my free club membership?  $25.00 per month dues (billed quarterly) will begin on your last day of ASA 101.  If your graduation date falls after the 15th of the month, your dues will begin on the first day of the following month.  If you opt not to begin paying dues on the last day of your ASA 101 program, you can still take advantage of the free initiation fee at a later date.  However, you will have to either pay back dues (going back to the last day of your ASA 101 program) or our current initiation fee, which ever is less.

 

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