No matter your level of sailing experience, if you feel the pull of the open water, Cruise Annapolis can turn your dreams into real experiences. From first-timers, to amateurs, to experienced sailors looking to improve their ability, we offer a full spectrum of ASA courses.
Private or group instruction options are available, and all courses are taught by a certified ASA instructor. We can meet your individual needs with a custom schedule for any length of time. All courses are taught onboard our Jeanneau sailing yachts or Fountaine Pajot catamarans.
During your sailing instruction, the captain will work with you on any skills you are interested in learning at a pace you are comfortable with, with the goal of making you comfortable cruising as a skipper on your own.
Contact us today to schedule your sailing instruction.
Six Day Basic-to-Bareboat(#101, #103, #104):
This course allows candidates to earn three certifications in six days. First and Second day are spent reviewing the basics. Third day is devoted to handling a vessel with wheel steering and inboard engine. Practice steering, turning, backing, docking and anchoring. Work on buoyage and chart reading while cruising Tampa Bay. On the fourth day, practice sailing, reefing, heaving to, and other big-boat skills on the Gulf of Mexico, anchoring for the night at the Manatee River. The fifth morning, we’re off for a long day of sharpening new skills with a night spent at anchor. Sailing back to the docks, with final sailing exercises and testing on the sixth day.
Six Day Course
Prerequisites: Basic Sailing Knowledge
Tuition: $1,395 pp or inquire for private lessons
Advanced Cruising Standard (#114): Cruising Catamaran Sailing
Two Day Course
Prerequisites: ASA #104
Tuition: $1,195 pp or inquire for private lessons
Bareboat Chartering (#104)/Advanced Cruising Catamaran Sailing (ASA#114) Combo Class:
An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience desiring catamaran experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew on a sailing vessel, sailing by day in coastal waters with an overnight sailing and anchoring. The Standard includes knowledge of onboard systems including minor engine troubleshooting, fuel, cooling and electrical systems, the head, and safe use of the galley. Practice piloting, navigation, cruise planning, VHF radio use and other skills required for coastal cruising or island hopping. The course covers terminology, construction and skills unique to multi-hulls, preventing capsizing, effects of windage, crew overboard, handling under sail, docking, anchoring, and understanding twin screws.
Three Day Course: Three days spent aboard with an overnight sailing and anchored
Prerequisites: ASA #103
Tuition: $1,595 pp or inquire for private lessons