West Coast Sailing School
ASA Sailing Certification: (ASA 101/103/104/105/106/114)
We’ve teamed up with American Sailing Association (ASA) to become the leader in sailing instruction geared towards Multihulls. We get you on a catamaran faster than anybody in the San Diego area. West Coast Sailing School has the boats and instructors to get you from a beginning sailor through to capably skippering a large catamaran on your own. Our system is set up to maximize your time sailing, get sailors aboard catamarans as quickly as possible, and avoid additional costs associated with membership fees. See below for ASA classes offered, along with details:
This complete 2 day course covers everything you need to know to get started in this exciting world of sailing. You will be able to sail a boat of about 30 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. Upcoming Classes >>
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat
At the completion of this 2 day course you will be able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions. Upcoming Classes >>
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising (Can be combined with ASA 114)
For individuals with cruising experience. You will be able to skipper a 30 to 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. This standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures, and is recognized by most charter companies worldwide. Upcoming Classes >>
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising.
Bareboat Charter (ASA 104) can be done concurrently.
An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. You will act as skipper of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull. Upcoming Classes >>
Bring a Spouse or friend and receive a 10% discount on second enrollment.
Basic Sailing Course
INCLUDES: ASA 101 / 103 (see class descriptions above)
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Advanced Sailing Course
INCLUDES: ASA 104 / 114
On this 3 day course (ASA 104 & ASA 114) you will board one of our cruising catamarans on a Friday evening. This is an advanced cruising standard (ASA 104) for individuals with cruising experience. You will be able to skipper 30 – 50 foot boats sailing by day in coastal waters. This ASA sailing certification includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures. ASA 114 is an advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. You will act as skipper of a 30-50 foot catamaran by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot sailing auxiliary catamaran.
The Advanced Sailing Course also includes a free docking clinic, and the option to stay aboard the catamaran for the Friday night prior to class. Books and materials are not included. Upcoming Classes >>