ANSA is an American Sailing Associate (ASA) affiliate school and teaches to ASA standards, providing ASA certifications as described below. 


Learn to sail on the Chesapeake Bay out of the beautiful Magothy River, South River, and West Rivers.

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 104/114 Combined 104 and 114
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 44′ 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.

Two free club day sails come 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, May 14, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, May 16, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class will be taught on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31 or a similar vessel.  This class will run over three consecutive days.



    • Friday, May 21, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, May 23, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, will be taught over 3 consecutive days on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31, or similar vessel.


    • Friday, May 28, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, May 30, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class will be taught on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31 or a similar vessel.  This class will run over three consecutive days.



    • Friday, June 04, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 06, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class will be taught over 3 consecutive days on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31 or a similar vessel.

    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 13, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, will be taught over 3 consecutive days on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31, or similar vessel.


    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 2
    Register

    ASA 114, Catamaran Cruising, is offered as a combined class with ASA 104 on a 38 to 44  foot catamaran.  The class is available to sailors with either the ASA 103 or ASA 104 certification.  It will be a 3-day class, including 2 overnights. 

    The class registration is for either one sailor in one available cabin or for two sailors sharing a cabin.

    There are three cabins/spaces available for this class for a minimum of 3 students and maximum of 6 students total.

    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 2
    Register

    ASA 114, Catamaran Cruising, is offered as a combined class with ASA 104 on a 38 to 44  foot catamaran.  The class is available to sailors with either the ASA 103 or ASA 104 certification.  It will be a 3-day class, including 2 overnights. 

    THIS IS A MID-WEEK CLASS!

    The class registration is for either one sailor in one available cabin or for two sailors sharing a cabin.

    There are three cabins/spaces available for this class for a minimum of 3 students and maximum of 6 students total.

    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 1
    Register

    ASA 114, Catamaran Cruising, is offered as a combined class with ASA 104 on a 38 to 44  foot catamaran.  The class is available to sailors with either the ASA 103 or ASA 104 certification.  It will be a 3-day class, including 2 overnights. 

    The class registration is for either one sailor in one available cabin or for two sailors sharing a cabin.

    There are three cabins/spaces available for this class for a minimum of 3 students and maximum of 6 students total.

    • Friday, July 16, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 18, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 3
    Register

    ASA 104, Bareboat Coastal Cruising, is offered on a 34 to 40 foot cruising monohull sailboat.

    The class registration is for either one sailor in one available cabin or for two sailors sharing a cabin.

    There are three cabins/spaces available for this class for a minimum of 3 students and maximum of 6 students.

    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 25, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class will be taught on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31 or a similar vessel.  This class will run over three consecutive days.



    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 2
    Register

    ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, will be taught over 3 consecutive days on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31, or similar vessel.


    • Friday, August 13, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 15, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 4
    Register

    This class will be taught on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31 or a similar vessel.  This class will run over three consecutive days.



    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 22, 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hartge Yacht Harbor
    • 5
    Register

    ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, will be taught over 3 consecutive days on Bay Flyer, a Hunter 31, or similar vessel.


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