Learn to Sail with Passion Yachts Award Winning Sailing School!

We offer fully sanctioned ASA sailing classes to both beginners and advanced students. In fact, 40% of our students have no boating experience. The American Sailing Association (ASA) is the oldest, and in our opinion, the best sailing curriculum available. ASA credentials are recognized worldwide and enable certified sailors to charter sailboats at major charter companies out in the world.

Passion Yachts teaches on new modern Hunter sailboats with outboard/inboard power and tiller/wheel steering. Boat sizes range from 22 to 34 feet. See the complete Passion Yachts Fleet here. Passion Yachts will even teach students on their own boat if it is properly equipped. “Hands-on instruction” is paramount in Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising. We believe that students learn best when 60%-90% of the instruction is on the water. Our instruction is comprehensive, yet relaxed! We want sailors to have fun while they are learning.    

 

 

SAILING COURSES


ASA 101 BASIC KEELBOAT

General Description ASA 101: 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.


ASA 103 BASIC COASTAL CRUISING

General Description ASA 103: Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 34 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.


ASA 104 BAREBOAT CHARTERING

General Description ASA 104: 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.....


ASA 101 Challenge Class

General Description: Sailors who already have the skills necessary to pass the Basic Keel Boat level can challenge the course. There is a private on the water skills portion, including a knot test, as well the written exam....


ASA 103 Challenge

General Description: Sailors who already have the skills necessary to pass the Basic Coastal Cruising Class Keel Boat level can challenge the course. There is a private on the water skills portion, including a knot test....


ASA 105 COASTAL NAVIGATION

General Description ASA 105: Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing....


Docking Endorsement

General Description: This course further develops basic docking skills, developing tehniques for handling single engine sailboats in tight quarters as well as methods of securing sailboats to docks in a variety of conditions....


ASA 119 Marine Weather

General Description: The ASA 119 Marine Weather Endorsement teaches the practical application of both atmospheric science and oceanography as they relate to sailing. You'll gain a fundamental understanding of weather and its....

 


Spinnaker Handling

General Description: This course teaches you how to use the grand daddy of them all, the spinnaker sail. The spinnaker sail adds performance and speed. This course covers the terminology and use of equipment....


ITS - Intro To Sailing

General Description ITS :This three hour on the water class for the non-sailor will demonstrate the joy of sailing, the maneuvers and handling of a cruising sailboat. Class participants will have....


General Description: Graduate students that already have their Basic ASA 101 certification and are looking to use their skills on a regular basis can sign up for a three week class that offers....

 


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