ASA 103 Coastal Cruising
Students, who have already taken ASA101, or students with experience who feel they can challenge ASA101 successfully, can take either ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising, or our combination ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising/ASA104 Bareboat Cruising class.

ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising: 2 day all on the water live aboard program. ASA103 provides training in the remaining sailing concepts that are not covered in ASA101 including more on gear and equipment, safety, duties of skipper and crew, seamanship, boat handling, docking, anchoring, reefing, and heaving to. Students complete the basic sailing concepts while sailing to Annapolis and return. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: ASA101. Price includes on board breakfast and lunches. Dinners are eaten in local restaurants. If no restaurant is available then dinner on the boat is included. Also included are the Coastal Cruising Made Easy Textbook by ASA, ASA Test, and ASA Certification. Price: $549 for singles and $988 for couples.

ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising/ASA104 Bareboat Cruising combination class: 5 day all on the water live aboard program. Students who have completed ASA101, or students with experience who feel they can challenge ASA101 successfully, can jump start their sailing education by taking our combination ASA103/ASA104 class. Students complete the basic sailing concepts listed in the ASA103 and ASA104 class descriptions, while sailing to destinations like Annapolis, St. Michael's, and Galesville. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: ASA101. Price: $1,259 for singles and $2,266 for couples. Price includes everything described in the ASA101 and ASA103 descriptions, and includes 10% discount for taking both classes together and an additional 10% off for couples.

ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising/104 Bareboat Cruising/118 Docking Combination class: 7 day all on the water live aboard program. Similar to our ASA103/104 combination class only with two full days of docking. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: ASA101. Price: $1,734 for singles and $3,121 for couples. Price includes everything described in the ASA101 and ASA103 descriptions, and includes 10% discount for taking both classes together and an additional 10% off for couples.
ASA104 Bareboat Cruising Class: 3 Day all on the water, live aboard program. After students complete ASA101 and ASA103, students can sign up for ASA104 Bareboat Cruising course and master the navigation, maintenance, and seamanship skills required in order to safely handle 30-50 foot sailboats. Students learn sailing and seamanship skills while sailing to destinations like Annapolis, and St. Michael's. After completing ASA104 you should be able to charter and handle a similar sized sailboat on your own. Students take over the navigation in our ASA104 classes by making a navigation plan each day. Students take turns being captain so they can demonstrate their ability to control crew and the boat properly and safely. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: ASA101 and ASA103. Price includes on board breakfast and lunches. Dinners are eaten in local restaurants. If no restaurant is available then dinner on the boat is included. Also included are the Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Textbook by ASA, ASA Test, and ASA Certification. Price $849 for singles and $1,528 for couples.

ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising/ASA104 Bareboat Cruising combination class: 5 day all on the water live aboard program. Students who have completed ASA101, or those with experience who feel they can challenge ASA101 successfully, can jump start their sailing education by taking our combination ASA103/ASA104 class. Students complete the basic sailing concepts listed in the ASA103 class and learn navigation, maintenance, and seamanship skills required to handle a 30-50 foot sailboat, while sailing to destinations like Annapolis, St. Michael's, and Baltimore Inner Harbor. Price includes on board drinks, breakfasts, and lunches as described in ASA103 and ASA104 descriptions, Coastal Cruising Made Easy Textbook by ASA, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Textbook by ASA, ASA Tests, and ASA Certifications. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: ASA101. Price: $1,259 for singles and $2,266 for couples.

ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising/ASA104 Bareboat Cruising/118 Docking Combination Class: 7 day all on the water live aboard program. Similar to taking ASA104/104 Basic Coastal Cruising and ASA104 Bareboat Cruising only with two full days of docking. Prerequisites: ASA101. Price: $1,734 for singles and $3,122 for couples. Price includes everything described in the ASA101 description, and includes 10% discount for taking three classes together and an additional 10% off for couples.

ASA104 Bareboat Cruising/118 Docking Combination Class: 5 day all on the water live aboard program. Similar to taking ASA104 Bareboat Cruising only with two full days of docking. Prerequisites: ASA101 and ASA103. Price: $1,239 for singles and $2,230 for couples. Price includes everything described in the ASA101 and ASA103 descriptions, and includes 10% discount for taking both classes together and an additional 10% off for couples.
ASA107 Celestial Navigation Class: Home Study Only. Students who successfully complete the program will receive certification for the ASA107 Celestial Navigation standard. ASA107 is required for those planning on getting certified to the ASA108 Ocean Passage Making standard.

Students learn the parts, principals, and operation of a marine sextant, basic terms and theory of celestial navigation, including time conversion between Standard and Greenwich Mean Time, calculation of zone time at a given longitude, determination of time for sunrise, sunset, and civil twilight given your position. Students learn how to determine latitude using Polaris, and how to use the Sun at Local Apparent Noon to find latitude and an approximate longitude. Students learn about the celestial triangle, and learn how to use work forms to find a line of position using all celestial bodies normally used for celestial navigation, including the sun, moon, planets, and stars. Use of the Rude Star Finder, which allows students to identify stars and planets, is also taught.

Prerequisites: None from ASA but students should already be familiar with coastal navigation techniques including Estimated Position, Running Fix, and Dead Reckoning. Students should have their own parallel rules and dividers. Prices include Celestial Navigation for Sailors by Tom Tursi, Solutions to Celestial Navigation for Sailors by Tom Tursi, Practice Plotting sheets, ASA test, and ASA certification. Home study price- $299. During Covid crisis ASA is allowing us to offer the exam as a take home open book test instead of using a Proctor so the test is included with the course materials and the student returns it to us when completed for grading.
ASA105 Coastal Navigation & Piloting: Home Study Only. Learn the navigational skills required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. Includes chart symbols, publications, chart scaling, navigation rules, tide and current tables, List of lights, converting courses between true, magnetic, and compass, hand bearing compass, navigation tools, compass deviation, plotting a dead reckoning course using speed, time, and course to steer, understanding current and leeway and its effect on your estimated position, determining what course to steer taking into account current and leeway, two bearing fix, three bearing fix, estimated position, running fix, danger bearing, characteristics of lighted navigation aids, understanding the buoyage system, and more. Prerequisites: None. Price includes Coastal Navigation and Piloting Textbook by Tom Tursi, Solutions Workbook, DVD, Practice chart, Dividers, and Parallel Rules, Test and chart for test, and ASA105 certification. During Covid crisis ASA is allowing us to offer the exam as a take home open book test instead of using a Proctor so the test is included with the course materials and the student returns it to us when completed for grading. Home study price: $299.
ASA106 Advanced Coastal Cruising: All on the water, live aboard program. ASA106 is our most advanced class on inland and near coastal waters and requires night time sailing, advanced navigation skills, sailing on a watch schedule, use of radar, and many challenging situations in terms of weather, wind and sea conditions. Students learn advanced sailing techniques and seamanship skills. Price includes on board breakfast and lunches. Dinners are eaten in local restaurants if inland. When on the ocean and no restaurant is available then dinner on the boat is included. Also included are slip and mooring fees, The Annapolis Book of Sailing & Seamanship Textbook by John Rousmaniere, ASA Test, and ASA Certification. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: ASA101, ASA103, ASA104, ASA105. Price: $2,099 for singles and $3,778 for couples. Destinations are described below:

Circumnavigation of Delmarva Peninsula, 430 nautical miles. 7 Days. Students typically take a clockwise approach, sailing from Rock Hall north to the Chesapeake & Delaware canal staying in a slip in Summit. Next students sail up the Delaware River and Delaware Bay to Lewis, DE. Once students leave Lewis they sail continuously for approximately 150 nautical miles south 4-20 miles along the Atlantic Ocean coast until they round Cape Charles. Students then reenter the Chesapeake Bay and head north back to Rock Hall, MD. Stops in the Chesapeake Bay depend on wind and crew capabilities and desires but usually include Solomonís Island, Reedville, Herrington Harbor South, and others.

Our 106 class is an awesome class which takes students to a higher level. Much time is given to understanding failure analysis and what to do when things go wrong. 106 students should be prepared for long days of sailing as we log many miles each day in order to complete this 430 nautical mile journey. Learning to sail at night around ships and interpretation of navigation aids and weather analysis are all included.
ASA 103/ASA104 Combo Class
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GPS address: 21144 Green Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661. Address not for mailing purposes.
Rock Hall, MD is a quaint fishing and sailing town located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Sailing destinations like Annapolis, Galesville, and St. Michael's are just a day sail away. Students are out on the Chesapeake Bay in just minutes upon leaving the Haven Harbor South marina. Rock Hall is a perfect departure point to explore the entire Delmarva Peninsula.

Haven Harbor South Marina has a ship chandlery, restaurant, private white sand beach, sailboat repair facility with travel lift, clean bathrooms and showers, wine and cheese deck, BBQ Grill patio, and a pool where students can relax in the evenings.
Class Descriptions and Prices:
Delmarva Sailing School provides Instructor Qualification Clinics. Please visit the www.asa.com to learn which clinics are offered and when.
ASA 108 Ocean Passage
ASA108 Ocean Passage Making Class: Basically all of our lower level classes lead up to learning how to sail across an ocean. In ASA108 learn the skills required to safely sail offshore for an extended period. 7-12 day, live aboard classes, which provide students with an understanding of yacht preparation for ocean sailing, course planning, working a watch schedule, use of celestial navigation, weather analysis, storm avoidance, heavy weather sailing techniques including use of drogue and storm jib, use of radar, techniques for crossing the Gulf Stream, and other elements involved in ocean passage making. Our ASA108 classes are conducted while we are on real passages so students experience the real deal. All classes taught by an ASA certified and USCG licensed captain and highly experienced ocean sailor. Destinations and times change each year. Our current passages are as follows:

Norfolk, VA to Bermuda May 29-June 4, 2021 with optional three day trip from Rock Hall, MD to Norfolk, VA ($500 adder). Distance- 680 nautical miles. Instructor-Captain Mike Brown Price- $2499 for singles and $4.498 for couples. Three spaces available.

Bermuda to Norfolk, VA June 12-18, 2021 with optional three day trip from Norfolk, VA to Rock Hall, MD ($500 adder). Distance- 680 nautical miles. Instructor- Captain Mike Brown Price $2499 for singles and $4,498 for couples. Sold out.

Norfolk, VA to St. Thomas, USVI November 1-13, 2021. Distance 1450 nautical miles. This passage goes direct nonstop from Norfolk, VA to St. Thomas, USVI. Instructor- Captain Mike Brown Price $3499 for singles and $6298 for couples. Sold out.

Price includes all on board food and beverages for passages. Same price with or without ASA certification. Prerequisites for ASA108 are ASA101- ASA107. Students who have ASA101-ASA105 but not ASA107 can get certified to ASA106 Advanced Coastal Cruising or they can also take ASA107 and receive both ASA106 and ASA108 certification. $500 adder for ASA106/108 combination and $299 adder for ASA105 or ASA107 home studies.

Click below to download a flyer that describes our Ocean Passage Making Class.
ASA118 Docking Endorsement: 2 Day all on the water docking class. Learn to get that big boat into a little slip. Our ASA118 docking class is unique because we teach docking on a larger 39 foot sailboat compared to most other schools, who typically utilize a 30-32 foot sailboat. Learning to dock a 39 foot sailboat is much harder than docking a smaller sailboat and more realistic preparation making our docking class the finest docking class available anywhere. On day one docking students learn how to steer in tight quarters in both a forward and aft direction, how to stop the boat under power in both directions, and how to do a standing turn in tight quarters. Then students learn to pull up alongside a dock, simulating a fuel dock approach. You will learn how to use warp lines to turn the boat using pilings. The rest of day one is spend learning to go bow in and stern into the slip. By the time you finish up on day one you are backing into a slip with other boats in close quarters. On day two we focus on practicing what we learned on day one by students taking turns docking and undocking the boat throughout the day. Finally the class ends with a written test and certification. Class taught in Rock Hall, MD at Haven Harbor South marina. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Minimum of 3 required to go forward. Students can sleep on board the boat the night prior to the class start date for free or arrive by 9:00 AM on day one of their class. Students also sleep on board the evening of day one for free. Prerequisites: ASA101. We suggest you bring your entire crew since line handling is as important as maneuvers at the helm when docking. Price includes ASA Docking Techniques for Single Engine Boats booklet by Tom Tursi, ASA Test, and ASA Certification. No meals included but students can sleep on the boat the evening prior to their class start date and the evening of day one. Price: $529 for singles and $952 for couples. By the time you complete our ASA118 docking class you will feel like you finally have it and know how to dock a 40 foot sailboat.

See above ASA104 class description to see how you could combine a ASA118 Docking Class with ASA104 Baseboat Cruising or a combination ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising Class and ASA104 Bareboat Cruising Class with a ASA118 docking class and save 10%.
ASA118 Docking
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Tipping:
Tipping is not required but if your captain does a great job you may want to give a tip. Please also complete the evaluation form you will receive from ASA, after your class is over.
NOTE: ASA 101 Challenge- Students with significant experience are welcome to challenge ASA101 and sign up for an ASA103 or ASA103/ASA104 Combination class. Challenging ASA101 requires the student to pass the ASA101 written test with an 80%, and demonstrate the on-the-water skills required for the ASA101 standard. Although a separate on-the-water test can be arranged, demonstrating the on-the-water skills typically happens while the student takes an ASA103 or ASA103/ASA104 Combination class. Price: $199. Price includes Sailing Made Easy Textbook, ASA Membership, ASA logbook, ASA Test, and ASA 101 Certification.
NOTE: Private Instruction is available on our boat for $850/day without ASA Certification or $950/day with ASA certification. Two day minimum required for ASA Certification.

Delmarva Sailing School

Location, Classes, and Prices

Complete the fun and challenging series of ASA sailing courses and become a competent sailboat captain. Each course includes thorough training to ASA and Delmarva Sailing School's high standards. 10% off if you sign up for more than one class. Prices for combination classes below include 10% discount. Additional 10% discount is available for couples.
Beginning students should start with either ASA101 Basic Keelboat Sailing, or our combination ASA101 Basic Keelboat/ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising class, or our combination ASA101 Basic Keelboat/ASA103 Basic Coastal Cruising/ASA104 Bareboat Cruising class.

 ASA101 Basic Keelboat Sailing: 2 Day all on the water, live aboard, beginner level sailing class. ASA101 provides all you need to get started sailing, including sailing vocabulary, principles of sailing, sail trim, steering, required safety equipment, proper commands for tacks and jibes, crew overboard recovery, and much more, while day sailing near Rock Hall. You will be able to sail on a basic level after completing ASA101. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: None. Price includes Sailing Made Easy by ASA, ASA membership, ASA Test, and ASA Certification. Price: $549 but for limited time we are offering a 10% discount for just $495 for singles and $891 for couples. Price includes on board breakfast and lunches. Dinners are eaten in local restaurants.

ASA101/103 Combination: 4 day all on the water live aboard program. Students learn all the major sailing concepts as shown in the ASA101 description above and in the ASA103 description below, while day sailing near Rock Hall, MD the first two days and then sailing to Annapolis and return with one night in Annapolis. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: None. Price: $989 for singles and $1780 for couples. Price includes everything described in the ASA101 and ASA103 descriptions, and includes 10% discount for taking both classes together and an additional 10% off for couples.

 ASA101/103/104 Combination: 7 day all on the water live aboard program. Students go from beginner to competent sailor in a week. Students learn all the major sailing concepts listed in the individual descriptions for ASA101, ASA103, and ASA104. Students learn from a patient and competent captain while sailing near Rock Hall, MD and to destinations like Annapolis, St. Michael's, Galesville, and more. Pricing includes everything described in the ASA101, ASA103, and ASA104 descriptions. Class size: 3-4 typically with maximum of five students allowed. Prerequisites: None. Price: $1,749 for singles and $3,148 for couples. Price includes 10% discount for taking all three classes in combination and additional 10% off for couples.
ASA101/103 Combo Class
ASA101/103/104 Combo Class
Familes or small groups who want to learn to sail should consider a private charter with ASA instruction. With a private charter your family or small group can have the entire sailboat to yourselves. We can also be more flexible in terms of objectives in a private class compared to a group class setting. For example, if you have a family where the parents want to get certified to ASA101/103/104 and the kids only want to take ASA101 this would be possible in a private class. The parents could take all three classes over the course of a week and the kids could take all week to get certified to ASA101. A private class also allows us to customize the class to meet your specific needs. For example you and your wife have reserved a boat for charter in coming months and although you sailed a lot years ago you would like a refresher class that focuses on subjects where you think you need help the most. Each private charter includes a USCG licensed captain and ASA instructor. We can accommodate up to five on board our Pearson 39 plus the captain.

Destinations include Annapolis, Saint Michaels, Galesville, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Worton Creek, Fairlee Creek, Georgetown, Herrington Harbor, Solomans Island, or you can visit beautiful anchorages on the West River, South River, Rhode River, or other locations.

You can work with your captain to design the trip of your dreams. Captained charters are of interest to families, newlyweds, small groups of friends, small corporate groups, and others. A captained charter combines a carefree time away from it all with sailing in an exotic location and learning at whatever pace you decide is best for you.

Rates are very competitive. Prices are as follows:

2 Day Charter- $1925, Visit Annapolis for one night and return to Rock Hall.

3 Day Charter- $2690, Visit Annapolis and the Magothy River or Bodkin Creek and return to Rock Hall.
 
4 Day Charter- $3459, Two itineraries: Itinerary 1 (Southern Route): Visit Annapolis, Galesville, St. Michael's and return to Rock Hall.
Itinerary 2 (Northern Route): Visit Worton Creek, Georgetown, and Bodkin Creek and return to Rock Hall. Other itineraries are also possible.

7 Day Charter- $5999, Visit Annapolis and St. Michaels, Galesville, the Magothy River or Bodkin Creek and then go on to or other exciting destinations like the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Contact Captain Mike in regard to longer captained charters or in order to customize your destinations.

The itineraries above are for illustrative purposes. Actual itineraries can be worked out with your captain depending on your preferences and what wind and seas allow. Prices include all on board food and beverages for breakfasts and lunches. Dinners are typically taken in local restaurants as we travel from place to place. No hotels are required since you can stay on board the yacht all nights including the evening prior to your charter start date. Please contact CaptainMike@DelmarvaSailingSchool.com to learn more and start planning your exciting trip today.
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Couples are defined as two students who share the same berth. The 10% couples discount does not apply to two or more students who sign up together but do not sleep in the same berth.
ASA101 Basic Keelboat Class
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
ASA 107 Celestial Navigation
In ASA101, ASA103, ASA104, and ASA106 classes students eat all or nearly all breakfasts and lunches on board. Dinners are eaten off of the boat in local restaurants unless there is no restaurant available. In the event that our boat stays overnight at anchor or on a mooring ball where local shore-based dinner is unavailable, dinner will be planned, provisioned and provided by the school. Students are responsible for purchase of any meals in local restaurants.
Give the Sailor in your life a Sailing Class for Christmas, birthdays, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, etc. We will mail out the course materials in a box suitable for wrapping. After your loved one receives their present, they can contact us to schedule their class. ASA101 classes make good presents for those who have never sailed. ASA105 and ASA118 make good classes for those who are already able to sail.
Families or small groups should consider a Private Charter with ASA instruction.
ASA105, ASA107, and ASA119 are offered as home study for $299 each including the course materials, ASA test, and ASA certification.
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ASA104 Bareboat Cruising
ASA119 Marine Weather Endorsement is available as home study only and is for those who want to understand the proper use of weather information in planning and adapting navigation during voyages. Course includes a description of basic weather concepts, pressure and wind, global winds and currents, strong wind systems, clouds fog and sea state, wind and terrain, weather maps, sources of marine weather, on board forecasting and tactics, and southern hemisphere weather. Prerequisites: None. Price includes ASA Marine Weather Textbook, Solutions Workbook, Marine Weather PowerPoint Presentation, Test, and ASA119 certification. During Covid crisis ASA is allowing us to offer the exam as a take home open book test instead of using a Proctor so the test is included with the course materials and the student returns it to us when completed for grading. Price: $299 for home study.
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