ASA 101/103 Keelboat & Coastal Cruising

ASA 101/103

ANSA teaches ASA 101 Basic Keelboat and ASA 103 Coastal Cruising as a combined class over 6 weekend days.  The 6 weekends format allows for more time to master concepts in different weather conditions.  Each class is taught on the water (OTW) and offers 6 days of sailing.  The class will be taught on Martha Jean or similar boat (30′ to 34′ length).

As a 101/103 student, you are trained to crew an inboard auxiliary powered sailing vessel on local waters (Magothy River, Chesapeake Bay) during daylight hours within sight of land in moderate wind and sea conditions.  This class focuses on teaching while sailing versus classroom lectures.  To make this possible, the student is expected to study independently, read the textbook, watch online videos and practice knots, etc. between classes.


Physically capable of performing duties under conditions presented.

ANSA Membership – For new members, a complimentary single membership is included.
ASA (American Sailing Association) Membership – Included with ASA 101


ASA Logbook – Included
Sailing Made Easy by ASA (ISBN-10: 098210250X) – Included
Coastal Cruising Made Easy by ASA (ISBN-10: 0982102518) – Included

US Coast Guard, Navigation Rules: International-Inland, version M16672.2D
( – Optional




ASA 101/103 combined over 6 Saturdays – $700 (6 min/8 max students split into AM/PM groups) 

Price includes required ASA text, exam, and certification.
ASA 101 includes ASA membership.

Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until payment is received.


ASA 101/103 Combined Block A: Saturdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/8, 6/15 and 6/22
Location: Ferry Point Marina (700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold, MD 21012) 


To register for this course, please complete the online Registration Form

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Treasurer ANSA, 4155 Carvel Lane Edgewater, MD 21037


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