Basic Sailing (ASA 101) "Liveaboard" Weekend Class

All our classes are sleepaboard in the islands with all meals included!

(9AM Saturday, overnight to 5PM Sunday)

Learn the fundamentals of sailing a 30 to 40 foot sailboat. All instruction takes place on the boat and with only four students per class you'll have plenty of time at the helm and hands-on sailing. Learn sailing terminology, what makes a sailboat go, points of sail, basic knots, boating safety, "rules of the road" on the water, and docking. And, experience the cruising life while staying aboard your boat at an anchorage in the San Juan Islands!


There will be both a written and a skills test to complete the course. Thorough study of the text, Sailing Made Easy, by ASA, will prepare you for your course and greatly enhance your learning experience. The Basic Sailing (ASA 101) curriculum (see link below) is helpful to follow while reviewing the text and will streamline your studying.


Tuition: SPRING (3/25 – 6/23)
$315 (ASA certifications extra)
$375 All Inclusive (ASA certs, food & fuel)



SUMMER (6/24 – 9/30)
$415 (ASA certifications extra)
$475 All Inclusive (ASA certs, food & fuel)
Package Special:
Purchase ASA 101-104 together and save!

Includes $250 OFF your first charter with San Juan Sailing (if within 18 months of your course)
SPRING
$965 (ASA certs extra)
$1065 All Inclusive



SUMMER
$1225 (ASA certs extra)
$1325 All Inclusive
Life Vest Offer 2014

Spring Package Special

Reserve a spring weekend package and receive a manual/automatic inflation Type III, Coast Guard approved PFD (personal flotation device) - a $129.99 value.

Prerequisite: Pre-study of sailing terms and principles, and a desire to learn to sail.
Textbook: Sailing Made Easy by ASA

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or iBooks, or check out from your local library.
2018 Course Dates:
Classes occur Saturday-Sunday and are overnight
March 31 - April 1
April 7-8
April 14-15
April 21-22
April 28-29
May 5-6
May 12-13
May 19-20
May 26-27
June 2-3
June 9-10
July 7-8
July 8-9
July 14-15
July 21-22
July 28-29
Aug. 4-5
Aug. 18-19
Aug. 25-26
Sept. 1-2
Sept. 8-9
Sept. 15-16
Sept. 22-23
Sept. 29-30
What's next for graduates?Click here for information on options to let you implement and enjoy what you have learned after graduation and to help you continue to build your sailing skills.

Class size is limited, so please contact us at 360-671-8339 or school@sanjuansailing.com for course availability, to register or if you have additional questions. If none of the above dates fit your schedule, please contact us to explore alternate arrangements. This is a non-smoking course.

Go to the following links for more information:


Caribbean Learn-n-Cruise: Catamaran or Monohull Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast Spring Guided Flotilla: 21-day Desolation Sound & Princess Louisa Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver, San Juans & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
February 2018 May 2 - 11, 2018 May 12 - June 1, 2018 June 23 - 29, 2018 June 30 - July 6, 2018 Aug 25 - Sept 7, 2018 Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2018
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