Bay Area Sailing School

Become an ASA Instructor         Next Clinic starts June 23, 2019

Bay Area Sailing School holds ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics several times a year to enable individuals to become ASA Certified Sailing Instructors.  We have individuals from across the country attending the clinics at our location in Kemah, Texas. We are able to have clinics year around due to our location half way between Houston and Galveston having a mild climate.

ASA requirements are:
1.  Be 18 years of age
2. Have at least three years of sailing experience
3. Be certified to ASA 101. This requirement can be met by testing out of ASA 101 at our location for $243 or taking the two day course for $293.30 on a weekend.

The ASA 201 (instructor version of ASA 101) is 2.5 days starting Saturday at 5 pm. There are classroom portions of the clinic as well as on the water portions where you will demonstrate your ability to perform the sailing requirements of ASA 101. You will bring the completed ASA 101 exam to the clinic.

The ASA 203 (Basic Coastal Cruising) is one day (usually Tuesday) including taking the ASA 105 written exam.  An 80 on the ASA 105 written exam is required to teach ASA 103 as an ASA 203 certified ASA instructor.  You will be certified as an ASA 105 instructor if you score 90 or higher on the ASA 105 written exam. You will bring the completed ASA 103 exam to the clinic.

The ASA 204 (Bareboat Cruising Certification) is one day (usually Wednesday) including taking the ASA 104 exam.

Fees:                 Total               Paid at time of Enrollment    Paid upon start of IQC         Paid upon Completion
ASA 201            $499               $200                                          $140                                       $159     
ASA 203/205      320                  150                                              90                                            80                  
ASA 204              320                  150                                              90                                            80

The above fees include ASA Instructor Membership, certification fees, and books (except for shipping cost).

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE UNLESS THE SCHOOL CANCELS THE CLINIC REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ONE PASSES.

THE FEES TO BE PAID UPON COMPLETION FOR A SPECIFIC LEVEL WOULD NOT BE PAID IF ONE DOES NOT PASS A SPECIFIC LEVEL.   

ALSO, THE FEES AT THE START OF THE IQC WOULD BE PAID FOR ALL LEVELS THE FIRST DAY OF THE CLINIC.


How to Enroll

Call or email and we will send you the enrollment forms. Upon receipt of the forms, we will contact to arrange for the payment at time of enrollment. We prefer payment by credit card which is done either in person or over the phone.

Our telephone number is 281-334-4179.

Our email address is Sailing@BayAreaSailing.com