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

    • Friday, July 08, 2022
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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, July 08, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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, July 16, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, July 17, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • Friday, July 22, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 0

    Bareboat and Catamaran Cruising

    This combined ASA 104 and ASA 114 class is provided over 4 days and 3 overnights on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    This class covers Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising.

    Prerequisites are ASA 101, 103, and 40 hours of sailing.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $1,990

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $2,390

    Please refer to the full ASA 104 and ASA 114  class descriptions to view prerequisites and requirements.

    • Saturday, July 23, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 1
    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
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Bareboat and Catamaran Cruising

    This is a special ASA 104 and ASA 114 combined class provided over 4 days with 3 overnights on a 40' to 45' catamaran with three private cabins available.

    Private Cabin - 1 person: $1,990

    Private Cabin - 2 people: $2,390

    Please refer to the full class description for both 104 and 114 to view prerequisites and requirements for both classes.

    You must be an experienced sailor on monohull boats with wheel helms in the range of 30 to 40' length to take this combined 104/114 class.

    • Thursday, September 08, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Friday, September 09, 2022
    • 17:00
    • Port Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
    • 1
    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.

    • Friday, September 09, 2022
    • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold
    • 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.

    • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • 09:00
    • Sunday, September 11, 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.

    • Friday, September 16, 2022
    • Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Ln, Galesville, MD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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, September 23, 2022
    • Sunday, September 25, 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, October 14, 2022
    • Sunday, October 16, 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.

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