A brief summary of sailing instruction and prices
Our Spring season prices are in effect through May.
Our Sailing Courses:
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat - 2 Days (No Prerequisites)
The Basic Keelboat class is normally conducted over a weekend. Class starts at 9:00 AM with a review of; sailing lexicon, boat parts, points of sail and knots. Around 11:00 we break for lunch, (usually about an hour and 15 minutes). We re-convene at the selected training boat for a hands on review of boat parts, rigging, and then prepare to get underway. We sail for about 4 hours practising the skills discussed in the classroom. Then return to the dock, (usually under sail), and secure the boat. You then return to the classroom to take the first half of the written test. The second day's routine is the similar; morning lecture,break for lunch, review on boat, then 4 hours on the water, followed by the remainder of the written test. For a more detailed description click here.
Special Limited Time Price:...$297.00 (Price includes all; textbook, registration fees, certification fees and ASA enrollment fees etc.)
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising - 3 Days 2 Nights (Prerequisite ASA 101)
This class is a liveaboard school generally conducted over a Fri, Sat, and Sun. In the classroom we start with a quick review of 101 material then we progress into the 103 curriculum. We take a break then meet at the boat where it is provisioned and prepared to get underway. The class departs approximately at noon. We will spend two nights out, (Fri. & Sat.), one night in a marina and the other at anchor, (weather permitting). We review and test Fri & Sat evenings. Mornings are for planning, weather check, and navigation. There are 6 area marinas within 3 - 6 hours sailing time. There are also many good anchorages depending on the weather. Class ends at 5:00 on Sunday evening. For a more detailed description click here.
Special Limited Time Price:...$549.00
ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering - 3 Days 2 Nights (Prerequisite ASA 101 / 103)
This class is a liveaboard school. It is normally conducted over a long weekend, Fri, Sat, and Sun. We start in the classroom for a 1.5-hour review of ASA 101 and ASA 103 materials then moving on to the ASA 104 information. Take a break and meet at the boat around 10:30, stow the provisions for our 3-day trip. Most classes get underway prior to 12:00 and we begin our drill and practice maneuvers. Using the navigation created by one of the students we head for our first destination. As in the 103 class we review and test on Fri. & Sat. evenings. The mornings are spent in preparing breakfast then trip planning and preparing the days navigation. Whether we are at anchor or a marina we usually depart before 10:00 to begin our practice sessions. We arrive back in Corpus Christi on Sunday late afternoon. Students normally on their way home by 5:00. For a more detailed description click here
Special Limited Time Price:...$549.00
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation: (Prerequisites: None)
This is primarily a self-study class. Order your materials and set aside about 1 - 3 months of time to study. If the materials are purchased from us we include:
1.) All instructional materials, (does not include plotting equipment)
2.) A 4-hour review of the material on a Saturday at 0900.
3.) Test proctoring on Saturday afternoon. The test is difficult and on average takes about 4 -5 hours to complete.
For a more detailed description click here.
ASA 103 / 104 Combination - 4 Days 3 Nights (Prerequisite ASA 101)
This is a 4 day liveaboard school. We tried doing the class in 3 days but only experienced sailors were able to master the curriculum. The class is generally conducted from Monday through Thursday but, the schedule varies. The lesson plans are aggressive. Instruction begins in the classroom with a review. After chart work and navigation logs are completed we move to the boat. Another hands on review then we stow our provisions and prepare to get underway. A quick lunch, (you are on your own), we shove off and begin our practice sessions and drills.
Meals; the first day you are on your own. The second day all meals are prepared on the boat. On the third day, you have an option for dinner aboard or walk to a near by restaurant. All additional meals are prepared on the boat. The first evening your on your own, enjoy your shore leave and dine out or in. Each consecutive day is similar. You prepare breakfast and then at 0900, we start work on our reviews, navigation and trip planning. During the day we practice maneuvers, have lunch while underway, and in the evening we lecture and test. Class finishes on Thursday at 4:00 PM For a more detailed description click here.
Special Limited Time Price:...$749.00
Fast Track: ASA 101, 103, &104 - 5 Days 4 Nights (Prerequisites none but a little experience helps !)
This is a very intense class it covers all materials from 101 / 103 / 104. It is a 5-day liveaboard school normally scheduled on Monday - Friday. You will probably be berthed on our 31' Hunter sloop. The first day or day and a half will be spent on our 25' Catalina basic training boat. This is where you will really learn how to sail. Instruction begins in our classroom at 0900. We begin with reviews but by 1100 we've usually moved to the boat. During the first day or day and a half you learn the basic sailing skills. The class then changes boats, we move onto the 31 Hunter with a wheel, roller furling jib and inboard diesel. Once aboard this vessel we depart Corpus Christi for practice sessions, navigation problems and many other skill sets. The last days are primarily used to increase your skill level and knowledge of: emergency responses, boat systems, navigation and other related topics. We return to Corpus on the afternoon of the fifth day. Students are generally on their way home by 1700 (5:00PM). For a more detailed description click here.
Special Limited Time Price if booked before December:...$999.00
If you've looked at our "Schedule" you'll notice that once a month we've added a 101 Basic Keelboat class with a 103 / 104 combination scheduled back to back. This gives you 6 days on the water, 2 days doing basic and then 4 days at a more advanced level. If you have limited experience, we highly recommend this as an option to the Fast Track class.
Early Summer sailing is here. Its a great time to anchor out and enjoy the cool weather. If you desire additional information not covered under one of the primary link categories please use the Contact Link on the left to drop us a line.
2848B Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX 78404