Basic Sailing to Bareboat (ASA 101, 103, 104) "Liveaboard" Weekend Package

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

(Three weekends, each 9AM Saturday, overnight to 5PM Sunday)

In just three weekends, you can achieve your ASA Bareboat Cruising (Charter Certification) and be qualified to charter your own sailboat up to 40 feet in length anywhere in the world. These weekend learning getaways take you out in the islands for a wonderful adventure of sailing, exploring and learning. Your only prerequisites are pre-study and a desire to learn.

  • Spend the weekends learning how to anchor, navigate, maneuver, trim sails, and skipper a larger sailboat while surrounded by the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife unique to this part of the world.
  • We provide everything, including food (all students share in meal preparation and clean-up duties). All you need to bring is a desire to sail in this unique environment. Your only added expense are your course textbooks.
  • Your boat will vary in length from 30' to 45', and class size is limited to four students. This allows for plenty of time for individual instruction and hands-on learning.
  • Your instructor will cover the entire curriculum for three levels of certification: Basic Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Cruising. When you complete your courses, you should have achieved three levels of certification during the week, depending on your preliminary study, skills, and effort.
  • This is a "Non-Smoking" course. For the safety and learning of all aboard, alcoholic beverages are allowed only after instruction, when at dock or at anchor, with a 2 drink limit.

There will be both a written and a skills test to complete each course. Thorough study of the texts will prepare you for your courses and greatly enhance your learning experience. The curriculum (see links below) is helpful to follow while reviewing the texts and will streamline your studying.

These unique courses are an exceptional value, combining an incredible sailing adventure while learning a lifelong skill. We've been teaching sailing for over 30 years and know how to do it right. In fact, most of our students come to us by referral.

You won't find a better value anywhere!

Schedule ASA 101/103/104 together and save up to 15%!
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)
$965 (ASA certs extra)
$1065 All Inclusive

$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.
Textbooks: ASA 101: Sailing Made Easy by ASA
ASA 103: Coastal Cruising Made Easy by ASA
ASA 104: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy by ASA

Order texts online through ASA/American Sailing Association, through Amazon or iBooks, or check out from your local library.
Course Dates:
Classes occur Saturday-Sunday and are overnight
For ASA 101/Basic Sailing course dates, click here.
For ASA 103/Basic Coastal Cruising course dates, click here.
For ASA 104/Bareboat Charter course dates, click here.
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 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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