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Course Descriptions

Miami Sailing School offers American Sailing Association Courses that include ASA 101, ASA103, ASA104, and ASA114 for Individuals, Couples and Groups of up to 4 persons.  These courses and others can be combined and tailored to the individual needs and desires of the students.

ASA 101 Keel Boat Sailing

Learn to sail in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

Learn to sail in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Learn how to sail during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

ASA 114

Learn to sail a cruising catamaran during a multi-day live-aboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

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