Sailing School

ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran Certification

Congratulations on completing ASA 101, 103, and 104!  Ready to learn about sailing catamarans?  Our ASA sailing school offers ASA 114 - Cruising Catamaran Certification.  ASA 114 is an advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30 – 50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30 – 50 foot multihull sailboat.  Visit the ASA 114 course page for more information on what you will learn.

ASA 114 is normally taught in limited groups and takes approximately 3 days. If you prefer to have just you and your family or friends aboard during any of these courses, you can also charter one of our catamarans and have a private instructor on board. Satisfactory completion of our sailing instruction will allow you to bareboat charter vessels through Sail Away. Contact us for pricing.

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Sailing Seminars / Live-Aboard Lessons

Catamarans are the boat of choice for many as they offer spaciousness, comfort, and they don’t heel over. If you are new to catamarans or have never been on one, we offer 6 hour sailing seminars. These seminars are taught completely on the water aboard one of our sailing catamarans. The seminars provide an open forum that introduces you to terminology and hardware specific to cats, and identifies the differences between anchoring and docking a catamaran. You will also have ample opportunity to hoist the sails or take the wheel if you like. If you are considering living aboard, we will also discuss lessons learned and handy tips discovered by our staff while living aboard as well as discussion on how to find the right boat for you if you want to live the cruising lifestyle. These seminars are scheduled several times a sailing season and are generally held with no more than 10 “students” – contact us for available dates. These seminars cost $400/person - feel free to bring your own food and refreshments.

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Blue Water Sailing Opportunities

We also offer opportunities to take blue water sailing / life afloat lessons between the east coast of the US and locations such as the Bahamas, USVIs and BVIs. If you have never sailed on the open ocean, these sailing excursions will expose you to an extraordinary sailing experience! Contact us to schedule these special open water excursions!

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