MidBay Sailing Academy Courses

Experience Sailing

Discover if sailing is for you!

We offer a 2 1/2 hour sailing experience to get your feet wet (figuratively!). We will walk you through boating basics, then take you out on the water for hands-on time with one of our boats. This course is designed to build confidence in a low-pressure situation and can be accomplished on the J80 or the Beneteau 331. The fee for this course can be applied towards the ASA 101 course.

Duration: 2 1/2 hours

J80 (Up to 3 students) - $210
If you loved learning to drive a manual transmission, this is the choice for you! The J80 provides the opportunity to experience technical sailing in a responsive, fast boat.

Beneteau 331 (Up to 4 students) - $250
If the yachting life is what you’re after, this will be right up your alley. The Beneteau 331 is a comfortable, stable cruising boat that offers a low-impact introduction to sailing skills.

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Basic Keelboat Course

ASA 101 (3 Students maximum)

Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, 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.

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 2 1/2 days

Boat:  26' J-80

Individual - $550

Couple - $1000

 

Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103 (3 Students maximum)

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day 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.

Pre-requisites: ASA 101

Duration: 2 days

Boat:  33' Beneteau 331

Individual - $550

Couple - $1000

 

Bareboat Cruising

ASA 104 (2 Students maximum)

Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat 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.

Pre-requisites: ASA 101/103

Duration:  3 days (2 nights aboard)

Boat: 33' Beneteau 331

Individual - $750

Couple - $1350

 

Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising

ASA 103/104 Combo (2 Students maximum)

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day 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.

Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat 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.

Pre-requisites: ASA 101

Duration:  4 days (2 nights aboard)

Boat: 33' Beneteau 331

Individual - $1200

Couple - $2200

 

Coastal Navigation

ASA 105 (3 Students maximum)

Learn to apply navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.

Pre-requisites: None

Duration:  2 days (Classroom Only)

Individual - $450

Couple - $800

 

We offer a $50 discount to Military Veterans for the ASA classes and a $25 discount for experience sailing course. To register for the program, go to www.asa.com/veterans.