ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Picture yourself learning to sail on the crystal clear waters of the 3rd largest lake in New England! Incredibly clean water, warm summer on shore breezes, stunning views of surrounding islands and mountains including Mt. Washington. Our ASA School and our captains have been doing this for nearly 20 years and we know the area and waters inside and out!
We offer a relaxing, easy way to enjoy learning to sail. Breathing in fresh Maine air come enjoy Sebago Lake with none of the sounds common in the hustle and bustle life we'd all like to leave behind for a bit.
Mid-week and often on weekends we are just one of only a few boats on this massive lake enjoying the the freedom to sail in one direction for hours if we'd like. Enjoy a swim at the very quaint marina after your lesson and enjoy dozens of recreational and dining options in this summer resort area of the Sebago Lakes Region!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required.
To start your journey, take the Online Sailing Course entitled “Your First Sail”. In this fun and interactive course you will learn sailboat basics, including sailing terminology, commands used at the helm, and how the sails move the boat forward.
**TO SIGN UP: 1. Complete the Student Info Form
2. Make Payment
Once those two items are received and we agree on dates, you are reserved and we will ship you out your ASA Basic Keelboat Kit so you can begin studying! Don't forget to take your "First Sail" online (see right).
Practical Exam is successful completion of the items/skills on the syllabus.
Written Exam is a 100 question multiple choice test.
*It is the students responsibility to come to the class having read the text in its entirety and taken all the quizes prior to coming to training. The captain reserves the right to stop class at any time if they feel saftey is a concern.
**Nothing is booked in our calendar without the above items completed.