Basic Lessons and ASA Certification Courses
Sebago Sailing is the ONLY ASA Sailing School on the New England Lakes and One of only TWO Certified ASA Sailing Schools in Maine. We've certified hundreds of students over 15 years!
*Lessons are not booked in our calendar until payment and student information form are received
ASA Basic Keelboat
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn 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. Take our ONLINE course before you come aboard!
Private ASA Basic Keelboat Certification Course
For those who want all the knowledge of the certification course but would prefer to learn in a private setting, perhaps with a loved one, partner, child etc. This class is limited to just your small group vs. joining in on a group lesson.
Why ASA Basic Keelboat? Click to find out the BENEFITS and what to expect!
2-3 Hour Lessons
ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Certification Course
FREE ASA Online Course - *ASA Created and Approved
This course is designed to be less intense than the ASA Cirriculum. No studying required prior to lesson- it's just a fun afternoon on the water where you take the helm and get the feel of sailing - no stress about docking or anchoring!
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
After completing this course, you’ll understand how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer one and some basic sailing terminology. You’ll not only get the most out of your time on the water, but also be able to actively participate in the magic of sailing!
Let's Begin the Adventure!
Find your dates - Our dates are not etched in stone, if you don't see a timeframe that works - give us a call!
*Pls. Note nothing is considered booked until verbally confirmed with deposit.
Becoming ASA Certified is just the beginning…
We provide you with the knowledge and experience to be confident and safe on all your sailing adventures.
Once you have achieved certification, practice, practice, practice! How your sailing ability will be evaluated depends on many things; when, where, and to what level you become ASA certified, and how much you have sailed since your certification. However, being ASA certified will be yours for life as a testament to your ability and commitment from the day your ASA instructor signs your Log Book.