Bay Area Sailing School

Become an ASA Instructor         Next Clinic starts July 11, 2020

Bay Area Sailing School holds ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics two 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 1.5 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.

ASA 203 (Basic Coastal Cruising) is one day ( Monday) .
ASA 204 (Bareboat Cruising Certification) is one day (Tuesday)
ASA 205 (Coastal Navigation) is one day (Wednesday)
ASA 206 (Advance Coastal Cruising) is one day (Thursday) and includes night operations.
ASA 214 (Catamaran) is one day (Friday).
A clinic on catamaran operations will be available in advance.
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                  Cert. & Membership fee
Fees:                 Total               Paid at time of Enrollment    Paid upon start of IQC    Paid upon Certification
ASA 201            $589                $200                                          $211                                       $178     
ASA 203              499                  150                                             250                                           99                  
ASA 204              499                  150                                             250                                           99
ASA 205              499                  150                                             250                                           99
ASA 206              550                  150                                             301                                           99
The price will be an additional $150 if only one person enrolls in ASA 206

ASA 214              590                  150                                             341                                           99

The above fees include ASA Instructor Membership for the remainder of the current year, and certification fees. Books are additional as most individuals already have the books.  The books, if you need books, are $30.25 for Coastal Cruising Made Easy (ASA 103) and $43.24 for Bareboat Cruising Made Easy (ASA 104).  Shipping is not included.  The instructor membership fee and certification fee are not paid if one should not complete ASA 201. The certification fees for the other levels are not paid until being certified
by the Instructor Evaluator.

The materials for ASA 205 for home study are $80. We also offer a two day fast track 105 course for $350.00. Additional home study will be necessary after the two day track105 course to be prepared for the exam.

The reference for ASA 206 is The Annapolis Book of Seamanship which you can purchase at Amazon or at a local bookstore if you do not already have this book.




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 WILL 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 you 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