ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy

ANSA teaches ASA 101 over 3 days, either on a long weekend, across multiple weekends, or during the week. Each class is taught mostly on the water (OTW) and offers 3 days of sailing.  The class will be taught on an O’day 30, Hunter 31, or similar boat (30′ to 34′ length), with a wheel helm.

As a 101 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.

ANSA Membership – Membership in ANSA is required for all students. Join ANSA
ASA (American Sailing Association) Membership – Students will be registered with ASA when they are certified for ASA 101, however students must pay the annual fee in order to enjoy full ASA membership advantages.


ASA Logbook – Included and will be provided by ANSA
Sailing Made Easy by ASA (ISBN-10: 098210250X) – Required text, student purchase individually in advance or ANSA can provide a loaner book


ASA 101 over 3 days – $465
Veterans or Active Duty: - $415

Price includes required ASA exam and certification.

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

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