ANSA is an American Sailing Associate (ASA) affiliate school and teaches to ASA standards, providing ASA certifications as described below. Become a member to take classes with us.


Learn to sail on the Chesapeake Bay out of the beautiful Magothy River, South River, and West Rivers on larger sailing vessels, 30 feet and above with wheel helms.

ANSA offers the following ASA classes, check individual menu/pages for details and registration for each:

ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 Bareboat Coastal Cruising
ASA 114 Catamaran Cruising
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
ASA 118 Docking

ANSA prides itself on offering high-quality instruction at an affordable price.  Our on the water (OTW) training is given on boats ranging from 30′ to 45′ in length. We use chartered boats with private cabins for our overnight classes.

In addition to our scheduled classes, we also offer private classes, flexible schedules, and classes on your own boat.  Contact training@ansa.org to discuss options.

A free club day sail comes with every class to give our members more opportunity to get on the water and continue sailing after their certification.

Training classes are held throughout the sailing season. We start in winter with the ASA 105 Coastal Navigation course.

Contact the Rear Commodore for Training (training@ansa.org) with any questions.


Training Schedule

    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom link to be provided
    Register

    We are teaching our winter Coastal Navigation course, ASA 105, through a combination of Zoom sessions and one in person class at the West River Sailing Club. 

    There will be 6 evening Zoom sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays 7 pm to 9 pm each evening over 3 weeks.  (January 24, 26, 31, Feb 2, 7, 9)

    These will be followed by a Saturday review and exam.  There will be 3 days available for selecting your review and exam day. (choose Feb 12, 19, or 26)

    Please register for this event and make your payment of $225 for the course.  Then also register for one of the Saturday sessions.

    You must be a member of ANSA in order to participate in this class.  If not already a member, please select your membership level after successful registration ($55 - $65 for membership).


    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • West River Sailing Club, 4800 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD
    • 2
    Register

    Following the Zoom sessions (ASA 105 Coastal Navigation) Saturday review and exam sessions will be provided.

    Select one Saturday session for a morning review and problem solving period followed by the ASA 105 Exam:

    Review and Problem Solving: 9:00 to 13:00

    Exam: 13:00 to 16:00

    Please register for only one of the three Saturday events.

    • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • West River Sailing Club, 4800 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD
    • 11
    Register

    Following the Zoom sessions (ASA 105 Coastal Navigation) Saturday review and exam sessions will be provided.

    Select one Saturday session for a morning review and problem solving period followed by the ASA 105 Exam:

    Review and Problem Solving: 9:00 to 13:00

    Exam: 13:00 to 16:00

    Please register for only one of the three Saturday events.

    • Saturday, February 26, 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • West River Sailing Club, 4800 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD
    • 7
    Register

    Following the Zoom sessions (ASA 105 Coastal Navigation) Saturday review and exam sessions will be provided.

    Select one Saturday session for a morning review and problem solving period followed by the ASA 105 Exam:

    Review and Problem Solving: 9:00 to 13:00

    Exam: 13:00 to 16:00

    Please register for only one of the three Saturday events.

    • Friday, May 06, 2022
    • Sunday, May 08, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is taught over 3 days on a 30' to 40' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $435

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

    • Friday, May 13, 2022
    • Sunday, May 15, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Basic Keelboat Sailing

    ASA 101 is an introductory sailing course provided over 3 days on a 30' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $465

    Veteran/Active Duty: $415

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

    • Friday, May 20, 2022
    • Sunday, May 22, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold
    • 3
    Register

    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is taught over 3 days on a 30' to 40' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $435

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

    • Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • Saturday, June 04, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Keelboat Sailing

    ASA 101 is an introductory sailing course provided over 3 days on a 30' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $465

    Veteran/Active Duty: $415

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

    • Friday, June 10, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, June 12, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Annapolis area, marina TBD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Bareboat Coastal Cruising

    ASA 104 is provided over 3 days and 2 overnights on a 40' to 45' monohull with private cabins as well as salon settee berths.

    Private Cabin: $1,195 (+$200 for cabinmate)

    Salon Settee Berth: $795

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

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022
    • Saturday, June 18, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold
    • 3
    Register

    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is taught over 3 days on a 30' to 40' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $435

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

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Annapolis area, marina TBD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Bareboat Coastal Cruising

    ASA 104 is provided over 3 days and 2 overnights on a 40' to 45' monohull with private cabins as well as salon settee berths.

    Private Cabin: $1,195 (+$200 for cabinmate)

    Salon Settee Berth: $795

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

    • Friday, June 17, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, June 19, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Annapolis area, marina TBD
    • 3
    Register

    Bareboat Coastal Cruising

    ASA 104 is provided over 3 days and 2 overnights on a 40' to 45' monohull with private cabins as well as salon settee berths.

    Private Cabin: $1,195 (+$200 for cabinmate)

    Salon Settee Berth: $795

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

    • Friday, June 24, 2022
    • Sunday, June 26, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Keelboat Sailing

    ASA 101 is an introductory sailing course provided over 3 days on a 30' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $465

    Veteran/Active Duty: $415

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

    • Friday, July 08, 2022
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is taught over 3 days on a 30' to 40' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $435

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

    • Saturday, July 16, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, July 17, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 2
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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

    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Friday, July 22, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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

    • Saturday, July 23, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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

    • Saturday, July 30, 2022
    • Saturday, August 06, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Keelboat Sailing

    ASA 101 is an introductory sailing course provided over 3 days on a 30' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $465

    Veteran/Active Duty: $415

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

    • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is taught over 3 days on a 30' to 40' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $435

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

    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • Sunday, August 28, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Keelboat Sailing

    ASA 101 is an introductory sailing course provided over 3 days on a 30' keelboat with a wheel helm.

    Class Fee: $465

    Veteran/Active Duty: $415

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

    • Saturday, September 03, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, September 04, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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

    • Monday, September 05, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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

    • Thursday, September 08, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Friday, September 09, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Catamaran Cruising

    ASA 114 is provided over 2 days and 1 overnight on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $995

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $1,195

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