BAY AREA SAILING SCHOOL

TOP TEN ASA SCHOOL IN THE WORLD
#1 ASA SCHOOL IN TEXAS

OVER 9000 CERTIFICATIONS SINCE 1999


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  Learn to Sail in only Two Days for under $300

                  
   Free Charter, Free Mentor Session, Sailing Made Easy textbook, ASA Logbook, ASA Certification Fee
   all included in the above price for ASA 101. Only $293.30.

               Fall Special - Enroll for classes in November - Save $30                   

   ASA 101 class next weekend, November 16-17, has spaces
  Space available every weekend thereafter  Only $293.30

  Never more than four students on the ASA 101 boats

  We have five boats available to use for ASA 101

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  We are now offering two day courses for ASA 103 and ASA 104 as
  separate courses so it is not necessary to take a day off.
  Price is $425 per person
  Private is $850 for one or two people
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We have space for 2 people on
the Combo starting November 15-17

The Combo boats are full for November 8-10.

Space available every weekend after November 15




  • The Combo course (ASA 103 & ASA 104)
  •  offered every weekend.
    Over 60 combo courses every year.  
  • 3 spaces October 25-27 and every weekend thereafter





    • You can save $80 on the Combo course
    • (ASA 103 and ASA 104) by placing a
    • deposit for ASA 101 and the Combo course
    • at the same time.
    • The total deposit for both courses is $300.
      Reduces the Combo to $592.48 from $672.48
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  • You can split the three day Combo course between two weekends 
  • so one does not have to take a work day off to get your
  • ASA 103 and 104 certs.
  • The first weekend would be the first day of the class and then complete
  •  the Combo class the next weekend.

    There is no additional charge for a Combo split between two weekends
  •  if there are 3 or more people doing the split class.

    The additional charge, if less than three people, to do the split weekend
  •  is $150. If there are two people, $150 would be divided between 2 people

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  • The ASA 105 Class December 14-15 has 0 spaces.
  • Register as a standby, with no deposit, in case there is a
  • cancellation.
  • The course is $350.

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  •           ASA 106 - Advance Coastal Cruising
  •    

  • This offshore at night course will next be
  • offered May 15-17, 2020. 3 spaces available
  • $790



The world was discovered by sailors!   Discover the joy of sailing at Bay Area Sailing School - an ASA
certified professional training facility. Over 9000 ASA certifications have been issued through
Bay Area Sailing School since 1999!
         
  •   Basic Keelboat Course  
            ASA 101


  •     Combo Course    
              ASA 103 and ASA 104
   
  •    Coastal Navigation   
             ASA 105

  •     Advanced Coastal Cruising  
              ASA 106
   

   
Basic Keelboat Course - ASA 101

For novices who want to learn the fundamentals of sailing and small boat handling, we offer this
2-day course. This Introduction to Sailing usually takes place on the weekend with the bulk of the course
taught on the water. Upon completion of this course, you will be certified to rent sailboats up to 20' in length
in moderate wind and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. At Sacketts Sailing Center,
however, you are welcomed to rent sailboats up to 33' after completing the Mentor session.

Offered every weekend.
The course hours are 8:30 am till 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Prerequisite:    None
NOTE:   You may "challenge" the Basic Keelboat Course if you have sufficient sailing experience for
$162.30 while taking the Combo course. Otherwise challenging is $212.30.*
 

What to bring.

Cost: $293.30  (includes tax, materials, and certification fee)
Deposit is $100 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2007, ASA requires all schools to charge a certification fee for first time students.
This fee includes a 3 month trial membership in ASA. Click here to view the ASA benefits page.


When you complete this course, you will receive:

  • One Free Charter on a Watkins 27*
  • One Free Mentor session.*

*Not included with the course challenge.

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE.

                                           Weekend            Week Day
1 person                              $926.30               $586.60
2 people                            $1008.60               $586.60
3 people                            $1090.90               $686.60
4 people                            $1073.20               $786.60   

*The above rates are for private lessons on the boat with your own instructor but do NOT include private
classroom on a weekend..  Private classroom on a weekend is an additional $100.

Add $250 to the above prices if you would like a private Mentor Sail
.         

 Click here to request more information.

.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY


Combo Course - ASA 103 & 104

During this 3-day live-aboard course, you will obtain both the Basic Coastal Cruising and the
Bare boat Chartering certifications. You will spend the both nights in Galveston at Galveston Yacht Basin
aboard a cruising sailboat. You will have either air conditioning or heat aboard the boat while at the dock.
The second day you will be doing navigational exercises while sailing in the Gulf of Mexico up to 10 miles
offshore. You will be doing chart work, and other activities such as anchoring required when you bareboat
charter in the Caribbean.

* Wind and weather conditions will determine the exact route and time under sail for this course.

Offered every weekend.

Prerequisite:   Basic Keelboat Course (101)
NOTE:   You may "challenge" the Basic Keelboat Course if you have sufficient sailing experience fo
r $162.30 while taking the Combo Course.

What to bring.

Cost: $672.48 (includes tax and material)
Add $30 to $40 for provisions

Deposit is $200 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.
 

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE.

                                           Weekend            Week Day
1 person                             $2455.56             $1540.00
2 people                             $2551.12             $1540.00
3 people                             $2646.68             $1640.00
4 people                             $2742.24             $1740.00 

Family members are welcomed to accompany you on private lessons without charge if they choose
not to be certified.    Please note that Week Day private courses are not eligible for discounts due to
the existing deep discounts already in place for the Week Day private courses.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

   Click here to request more information.
 

Classroom (Fast Track Coastal Navigation)   ASA 105
This course was designed for the student who does not have the time to devote to a home study course,
(usually about 3 months). The training portion of this course takes place in one weekend.  The student
then works on one's practice exams at home (most students spend about 5 hrs). Final examination is
scheduled at your convenience and usually takes about 3 hours.



Coastal Navigation is a non-sailing course with no prerequisites.  This interesting and challenging
course covers everything needed to safely pilot a sailing vessel in near coastal or inland waters. You will
learn to use the Federal navigation publications, the instruments required for navigation, use of tide tables
and current tables, how to convert courses and bearings between true, magnetic, and compass, plot a
chart position and determine the course to steer to reach your destination. The types and uses of lighted
and unlighted navigation aids along with shapes, colors, and lights used in the buoyage system will be
taught.

This is a prerequisite for Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)course.

 Prerequisite:   None

Cost: $350
Deposit is $100 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.

The following are included with the course:
16 + hours of classroom instruction
Fast Track Navigation Work Book
Navigation instruments
Practice Charts
Martha's Vineyard Training Chart
Calculator, pencils, eraser, notebook 

December 14-15 class has 0 spaces.  Register as a standby, without deposit.
should someone cancel.




  Click here to request more information.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
         

Coastal Navigation - ASA 105

Home study

Coastal Navigation is a non-sailing course with no prerequisites.  This interesting and challenging course
covers everything needed to safely pilot a sailing vessel in near coastal or inland waters. You will learn to
use the Federal navigation publications, the instruments required for navigation, use of tide tables and
current tables, how to convert courses and bearings between true, magnetic, and compass, plot a chart
position and determine the course to steer to reach your destination. The types and uses of lighted and
unlighted navigation aids along with shapes, colors, and lights used in the buoyage system will be taught.

  This is a prerequisite for the Advanced Coastal Cruising course.

Cost: $350.00 (includes course materials but not instruments)
We ask for the full amount at time of enrollment for the home study course as compared to a $100 deposit
for the classroom course because very few people ever come in to take the test for the home study course.
Most people taking the classroom version do take the exam.

  Click here to request more information.

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
         


Advanced Coastal Cruising - ASA 106

This 3-day live-aboard course includes night operations for a few hours in the Gulf of Mexico with a night
entry into the Port of Galveston.. Emphasis is placed on understanding weather, seamanship, mechanical
systems and the more advanced navigation topics covered in Coastal Navigation. For those individuals
anticipating overnight trips where watch standing will be necessary, this is an excellent opportunity to learn
the skills and techniques for such a trip.

* Wind and weather conditions will determine the exact route and time under sail for this course.


The fee is $790 per person.

Space for 3 people for May 15-17, 2020
.

Note:  A 7-day version is also available which includes a round trip to Port Aransas/Corpus Christi.
The fee for the 7 day version to Port Aransas is $8000 which includes up to four people in your group.
This is not a per person fee.

Prerequisite:   101, 103, 104, and 105

Cost: $790
Deposit is $200 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.
Add  $30- $40 for provisions
Private lessons available:  $990 per person for 2 people or $1980 for 1 person

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

Click here to request more information.

         


Why Choose
Bay Area Sailing School?

It's Fun!   It's Easy!

It's Safe!   It's Affordable!



We are the winners of the ASA School of the Year
for the Central Region of the US. for 2000 and 2001

We are the oldest and largest sailing school in the Houston/Galveston Bay and Kemah area

All our instructors are certified by the American Sailing Association

Class size is small

You can rent our sailboats up to 33 feet upon completion of the Basic Keelboat course from our affiliate Sackett's Sailing Center (up to 25 feet elsewhere)

Sackett's Sailing Center is the oldest (since 1982) and friendliest charter company in the Houston/Galveston Bay and Kemah area