Basic Keelboat Sailing Course

ASA 101

Learn to sail with our ASA 101 Basic Sailing Course, no experience necessary. 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 course.

Subjects covered in Basic Keelboat include:

  • Boat Handling

    • Tacking & Jibing

    • Hoisting & Trimming Sails

    • Points of Sail

    • Docking

  • Sailing Terminology

    • Parts of the Boat

    • Sailing Jargon

  • Navigation Rules

  • Aids to Navigation

    • Sound Signals

    • Navigation Lights

    • Markers & Buoys

  • Safety Gear and Procedures

    • Recommended & Required Safety Equipment

    • Man Overboard Drills

  • Important Sailing Knots



2020 Open Weekend Courses

May 23rd & 24th

June 20th & 21st 

*If these dates do not work for you, please contact us for custom courses or see private courses below.

$525 per student


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 Basic Keelboat Sailing

If open dates don't work for you and you'd like to learn on your own schedule, check out our Private Basic Sailing Course.

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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