ASA-101 D (Sunday Sailing)

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Unopened / Unapproved
Payment Options:
Member (E-5 or below)
Member (E-6 or above or veteran)
Leaders: Glenn Pittman
Mike Basham

Event Information


Learn to sail with the Navy Patuxent Sailing Club! No experience necessary -- our skilled instructors will show you all the basics of sailing, from tying knots to getting out on the water in one of our safe and fun Catalina 16.5 foot sailboats!

This class consists of two classroom days and 3 on-the-water days. All students will take the classroom days together, and half the students will sail on Saturdays or Sundays, depending on which event registration is selected. Questions, please contact the training commodore at

ASA Certification Class 

ASA-101 Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard


Objective: Be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.

Boats Sailed: Catalina 16.5

 Course Time: Approx. 20 hours + exam

 Cost (including 1 year ASA membership fee):

  • NPSC Members: $285 
  • NPSC Members (E6 and above and veterans): $235
  • NPSC Members (E5 and below): $25

Discount for active-duty and veterans provided by NPSC and the ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program.

You must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this class; however, per MWR rules, you must be at least 16 to rent a small boat.

The ASA 101 course consists of 2 classroom evenings, 2 on the water days, and the final exam.

 Part 1   Classroom  5:00pm – 8:00pm 

 Part 2   Classroom  5:00pm – 8:00pm  

 Part 3   On the Water  8:00am – 4:00pm  A Mate Exam*

 Part 4   On the Water  8:00am – 4:00pm

 Part 5   Written & Practical Exams 8:00am – 4:00pm

 * The A-mate exam will be given at the end of Part 3.  Sailing as an A mate is included in the course fee to be used for practice.  See A Mate Rules.

Course Flow

 The academic sessions are normally taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  The first on-water instruction (Part 3) occurs that Saturday.

 Students are expected to practice during the week in between instructional periods and the exam session (Between Parts 3 & 4 and 4 & 5).

 As A-mates, students normally practice with each other in West Basin or with an ASA-101 qualified individual.




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