Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101)

This two day course is the perfect introduction to sailing, or a good refresher if your docksiders are a bit dusty. Upon completion you should be comfortable skippering a small boat (up to 30  feet) in light to moderate conditions, in familiar protected waters, during daylight hours. Core sailing concepts are made clear, as well as rules of the road, boat handling and sailing skills, knots, safety standards and more.

  • Basic Sailing Terminology
  • Maneuvers and Points of Sail
  • Navigation Rules
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Safety Gear and Procedures
  • Sailing Skills – Theory and Practice
  • Crew Overboard Procedures
  • Knots

This class is taught on a monohull (as required).
Prerequisites: none, this is for newbies!

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Focused Attention

In order to provide the best experience and maximum personal instruction, WCM typically limits class sizes to 4 persons (except Coastal Navigation – ASA 105). The minimum number for a class to take place is 2 students.

No Hassles

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, and tuition will be paid in full 21 days prior to beginning of class. WCM Sailing School will charge your credit card the tuition balance 21 days prior to the first day of your scheduled class. You will be notified by email when your tuition is paid-in-full. If you would like to eliminate this extra step please consider paying the entire tuition when your reservation is made.

9% Port and Marina Fee added to all services.
*Prices subject to change without notice.

Because Stuff Happens

Up to 21 days before the start of your scheduled course or class, you may request an alternate date. There are no refunds offered. However, you are welcome to full credit which may be applied to any of our sailing services. Within 21 days of your scheduled course or class, fees are also non-refundable and we may not be able to reschedule you.

Please understand that your cancellation affects all other enrolled students. Some of whom may have already purchased airfare and taken time off work. Cancellation may also affect your instructor’s schedule, as well as boat scheduling. This could result in postponing the class or canceling it entirely.

Best Weather in the Country…. But

While San Diego enjoys some of the fairest and most consistently good weather in the USA, we will on rare occasions have to postpone a class due to inclement weather. This decision is made at the discretion of the sailing instructor and management of WCM Sailing School. If a decision to postpone a class is made, it is done so with the safety and comfort of of our clients in mind. If foul weather is forecast we urge you to contact us for an update.

Sample the Life

We provide free lodging on our boats only for all classes that require overnight sailing, anchoring, mooring or docking as part of the class syllabus. These classes are Bareboat Multihull Charter (ASA 104/114), Catalina Complete Sailing (ASA 101, 103, 104, 114) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 105 & 106 or 114) All other students may stay aboard our boats during classes for $60 per night double occupancy which includes bedding linens and towels.

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