Description: ASA101 Basic Keelboat is a no experience necessary, basic sailing lesson that will give you the knowledge necessary to skipper a 27 ft. sailboat safely and confidently. At GoSailAZ, we believe that learning to sail can be made fun and safe for all ages. Once you register for our course, we send you some study materials and other helpful resources to give you plenty of time to cover what you will be learning over the 12 hour class. (By the way, if you haven’t already downloaded the ASA Challenge App, we highly suggest it.) We start on day 1 with a brief 1 hour classroom period to discuss and answer any questions that may have come up while reading through your study materials. We then discuss what the days objective will be aboard the boat for the practical portion of the days lesson. After our classroom section we board the boat. You will learn how to safely skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. We will also teach you basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, of the boat and her sails, 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. Once you have completed the course, you will take a test to see what you learned throughout the lesson and receive your ASA logbook that can be used to charter sailboats anywhere in the world. Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning how to sail.
Note: The United States Coast Guard has granted approval for ASA101 Basic Keelboat Sailing to satisfy certain merchant mariner credential examination requirements and safe boating training requirements.
ASA101 Basic Keelboat is a 2 day course taught on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 2pm both days. Some Thursday Friday classes are available.
Location: Lake Pleasant
Whats next after completing ASA 101 Basic Keelboat?
Check out our ASA 111 Review Clinics. No exams, Just Sailing! Let us fine tune your sailing skills with 1-on-1 continued education focusing on topics you choose. ASA 111 Review Clinics are a perfect way to prepare for ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising and ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran courses.
Directions to Go Sail Arizona
After you pull through the port of entry, go another 100 yards to the T in the road and make a right. Park in the North Ramp parking lot by the Peoria Fire Departmant and the two windmills. You will see two green benches under a blue shade where the shuttle will meet you to bring you down to the marina. We will meet at the Go Sail Arizona office next to the Phoenix cruise boat. Do not go to the Sailboat Shop.
After you park, call 602-625-7776 for the PHM shuttle and tell them your at the North Ramp lot and need a ride to the GoSailAz office. The shuttle service is free and the drivers work on tips. On weekends they can be busy so show up early and be patient.
The shuttle makes routine stops between the marina and the parking lot. It is a 5-10 minute walk down the hill to the marina and are more then welcome to walk.
Hours of Operation
Open Thursday-Sunday 8am-5pm
Questions? Call us at (602) 882-4398
Why the American Sailing Association?
The American Sailing Association is the worlds most recognized leader in sailing education. The course allows you to accrue sailing experience while logging it in the ASA Logbook you receive when you sign up for the class. The logbook gives you unbelievable discounts worldwide and lets others know your level of experience once you complete each course.
Why Go Sail Arizona?
Captain Clint is a Licensed Captain (USCG 100 Ton Master) and certified ASA sailing instructor (101, 103, 104, 105 and 114). Captain Clint was also awarded ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year 2017 and continues to lead the way in both instruction and skill.