ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

ANSA teaches ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising over a 3-day weekend, across multiple weekends, or during the week.   The class will be taught on an O’day 30, a Hunter 31, or similar boat (30′ to 40′ length) with a wheel helm.

As a 103 student, you are trained to crew an inboard auxiliary powered sailing vessel on local waters (Magothy River, West 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 in advance, watch online videos and practice knots,  before and between classes.


Physically capable of performing duties under conditions presented.

ASA 101 certification, including a minimum of 24 hours on the water sailing in addition to the ASA 101 class time.

ANSA Membership – Membership in ANSA is required to take a class with ANSA.


Coastal Cruising Made Easy by ASA (ISBN-10: 0982102518) – Required text, student purchase individually in advance or ANSA can provide a loaner book


ASA 103 - 3 days  – $435 

Price includes required ASA exam and certification.
ASA membership is required or must have been previously certified for ASA 101.

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

    • Friday, September 29, 2023
    • Sunday, October 01, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold, MD
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    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is an intermediate sailing course provided on an O'Day 30 keelboat with a wheel helm.  

    Instructor:  Dale Conklin

    Class Fee: $435

    Please refer to the full class description here to view prerequisites and requirements.

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