Puerto Rico Sailing School as an affiliate to the AMERICAN SAILING ASSOCIATION thus must meet rigorous standards which are internationally recognized. Through our sailing courses you will learn sailing safety and with confidence. Our courses are for individual or groups up to 4 students. We will adapt our schedule to your needs. We offer the following ASA certifications:
ASA101 BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING
Price: Cost $645 p/p (Maximum of 4) (3 Day Course)
Description: Learn the essentials of sailing in a fun atmosphere. This course includes three full days, 2 hours in the classroom and 5 hours on the water each day, as well as “Sailing Made Easy” textbook, Log book and test for ASA101 Certification. Class materials are mailed to the students so they may study beforehand. Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of 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. Auxiliary power operation is not required.
*If you book ASA101 & ASA 103 with us you pay $1200 instead of $1340
ASA103 BASIC COASTAL CRUISING
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA101) certification
Price: Cost $695 p/p (Maximum of 4)
Description: This three days course,is design to further familiarize you with the parts of the boat and conditions at sea in a fun and relaxing environment. Learn about navigation, sail trimming,vessel handling under engine, rules of the road, safety and seamanship and much more. It includes the textbook “Coastal Cruising Made Easy” and test for ASA103 Certification. Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather forecast interpretation, safety and seamanship.
ASA104 BAREBOAT CHARTERING
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA103) certifications
Price: Call for Quotations and Datials.
A continuation of ASA101 & ASA103. A two nights live aboard course designed to teach you how to skipper and crew on a sailboat up to 50 feet in length. You will learn about provisioning, galley operation,boat systems, inboard engine operation and maintenance, advance sail trim, basic chart plotting and GPS operation, weather and dinghy/tender operation.Includes textbook “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy”.
Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat (or catamaran, if course is conducted on such) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course is conducted as a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.
*Call for cost,we can do it in two or three days, and offer options of islands to visit.
ASA105 COASTAL NAVIGATION
Price: $395 p/p
Description: Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
ASA114 Multihull Sailing
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (ASA 104) is also a prerequisite and can be attained either by itself prior to (BBC Multihull 114) or in conjunction with (BBC Multihull 114). In either case, all material in both standards (104 & 114) must be taught and tested before 114 can be awarded.
Price: Call for Quotation and Datails
Description: An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
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