ASA & Sail Training


ANTIGUA SAILING SCHOOL Share our passion for sailing. What better place to learn to sail than in the beautiful, warm Caribbean? From our base in Antigua we offer a full range of Learn to Sail opportunities at our Antigua sailing school. As an established American Sailing Association Sailing facility, we offer the ASA 101, 103 and 104 courses and Certification.

If you are new to sailing, why not set sail with one of our Instructors to see if you have a love of sailing? All of our courses are private, live-aboard courses. This means that you will arrive in the marina on your first day with your friends or family and set sail with your Instructor. The yacht is yours for your trip! You will then experience and explore the many different anchorages of Antigua, sleeping and dining on board; or eating ashore at one of the many restaurants. You return to the marina on your last day of the sailing vacation.
ASA CERTIFICATION COURSES The American Sailing Association (ASA) program has structured levels of sailing standards, which are examined at progressive certification levels. Students receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience.

All courses and examinations are run by our ASA qualified instructors. When a certification level is successfully completed, your logbook is signed and stamped so that any charter or rental fleet operator can see your level of competency. Over the course of a week you will learn to sail, gaining the knowledge and experience to charter sailboats anywhere in the world. The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation while you learn to sail.

SAIL TRAINING Fun in the Sun Our sail training takes place with Tony Sayer aboard his sailing yacht “Augustine” US$4,499 (Based on 6 nights/7 days)

Sails, Norlan Main fully Battened, Blade 105% 124% No 2 | Asymmetric and Symmetric spinnakers with carbon pole carbon pole

Starting on the first day, a boat brief a chat about previous experience and a safety briefing. Starting to work as a race crew, gradually through the week, spinnaker handling. Practicing Dip pole gybes and watching the times improve around various courses. Racing rules, start timing and procedure, including tactics, local wind conditions. It’s all really at your pace; ensuring that there is still time for lunch on the beach and a swim in the turquoise waters.

Prerequisites for ASA Certification

Prerequisites for ASA 101 Certification

It is advised that you should be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet or more 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.

Prerequisites for ASA 103 Certification

Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification Sailors must cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.

Prerequisites for ASA 104 Certification

Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification: an advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.

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