Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103

Learn to cruise with our Basic Coastal Cruising Course. It is taught aboard a 27ft sloop, with wheel steering and auxiliary diesel engine. Students must have completed ASA 101 as a prerequisite. Each course is limited to 4 students per instructor so you will get plenty of personalized attention and hands-on experience. Our instructors are certified professionals with plenty of experience to guide you through the 2-day course.

Learn aboard our Catalina 27 sailboat:

  • wheel steering 

  • inboard diesel engine

  • marine head(bathroom)

  • auto pilot 

ASA 103

Subjects covered in Basic Keelboat include:

  • Boat Handling & Systems

    • Engines & Handling Under Power

    • Anchoring

    • Sail Plan

    • Docking

  • Sailing Terminology

    • Parts of the Boat

    • Sailing Jargon

  • Navigation and Weather

  • Basic Coastal Navigation

  • VHF Radio

  • Safety Gear and Procedures

    • Recommended & Required Safety Equipment for a 27ft boat

    • Refueling Procedures

  • Important Sailing Knots

  • Emergency Procedures


If you chose to get certified, you can take the American Sailing Association exam at the end of your course. The ASA certification fee is $50.

Private 2 Day Course Fee: $2,250 (includes up to 4 students)

Choose 2 Consecutive Days: 10am-5pm

Want to learn at your own pace? Prepay for four 3 hour Private Lesson sessions, and we'll include the ASA 103 textbook and Certification fee. (all sessions should be scheduled within 60 days of the first lesson)

Contact Info


© 2011 by Sail Montauk

Open 7 days a week:

Monday-Sunday  8am-8pm

Sailing in Montauk May-September

Sail Montauk

Located at Gurney's Star Island (formerly the Montauk Yacht Club)

32 Star Island Road, Slip 412

Montauk, NY 11954


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