Docking Endorsement (ASA 118)

Overcome Your Fear of Docking in Tight Fairways!

Docking Course

Two-day Docking Course

Docking can be stressful for all levels of sailors! This ASA on-the-water course is designed to instill confidence and teach skills needed for maneuvering and docking. To dock competently requires an understanding of the forces acting on a boat, how you can control them, and lots of practice! You will learn skills that will come in handy in many different locations and circumstances. Experienced and novice sailors alike will learn the theories behind docking and enjoy ample helm time and line handling practice to enhance your skills. The course includes lunch on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, as well as the opportunity to stay overnight on the boat. Enjoy dinner out with a wide selection of dining opportunities nearby.

Includes ASA certification
$395 Includes lunch both days and breakfast Sunday
Prerequisite: Pre-study of sailing terms and principles, and a desire to learn to sail.
2018 Course Dates (classes occur Saturday through Sunday): April 7-8
April 14-15
April 21-22
April 28-29
May 5-6
May 12-13
May 19-20
Textbook: Docking Techniques by Tom Tursi
Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or iBooks.

Please contact San Juan Sailing School at or 360-671-8339 to register for your course and to confirm course date availability. 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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