ASA Certification Class
Classes are restricted to NPSC members only.
ASA-101 Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard
Objective: Be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
Boats Sailed: Catalina 16.5K
Course Time: Approx. 20 hours + exam
You must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this class; however, per MWR rules, you must be at least 16 to rent a small boat.
For Military E-5 and below: Sail instruction is free, but if wish to obtain an ASA-101 certification, you must pay ASA member fees. Contact Clint Patrick for more information.
The ASA 101 course consists of 2 classroom sessions, 2 on the water days, and the final exam.
Part 1 Classroom 5:00 PM - 8:00pm
Part 2 Classroom 5:00 PM - 8:00pm
Part 3 On the Water 8:00am – 4:00pm A Mate Exam*
Part 4 On the Water 8:00am – 4:00pm
Part 5 Written & Practical Exams 8:00am – 5:00pm
* The A-mate exam will be given at the end of Part 3. Sailing as an A mate is included in the course fee to be used for practice. See A Mate Rules.
The academic sessions are normally taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The first on-water instruction (Part 3) occurs that Saturday.
Students are expected to practice during the week in between instructional periods and the exam session (Between Parts 3 & 4 and 4 & 5).
As A-mates, students normally practice with each other in West Basin or with an ASA-101 qualified individual.