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ASA 101 Certification- Basic Keelboat Sailing in Wrightsville Beach, NC!



ASA 101 basic keelboat sailing is the first step in the ASA sailing progression. The course is family-friendly and welcomes all ages over 13, with no previous boating experience required. The course is completed over two full days (9am- 5pm) and covers basic skills such as preparation of the boat, hoisting sails, rules of the road, points of sail, man overboard drill, heaving to and much more. Hands-on training includes open water sailing, docking, anchoring, etc. Upon graduation, you will receive ASA certification, and you will be ready to safely and confidently skipper boats of 20 ft. On completion of your certificate, you can rent the J/22 on your own to further develop your skills and confidence.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you’ll learn the foundations of sailing, from sail trim and boat handling to navigation and safety procedures. Through hands-on practical training and classroom sessions, you’ll gain a deep understanding of wind dynamics, points of sail, and maneuvering techniques. This course is perfect for beginners or those with minimal sailing experience, as it lays the groundwork for a lifetime of sailing adventures.

Get on an exciting journey into the world of sailing! with our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course in the stunning Wrightsville Beach, NC. This comprehensive course is designed to provide participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate a keelboat with confidence and proficiency.

With Wrightsville Beach as your playground, you’ll have the opportunity to put your newfound skills to the test in the idyllic coastal waters. Feel the wind in your sails and the exhilaration of steering a keelboat as you navigate through the pristine waters. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings, with picturesque beaches, stunning sunsets, and a vibrant marine ecosystem. By the end of the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course, you’ll be equipped with the confidence and knowledge to get on your own sailing journeys, ready to explore the world of sailing in all its splendor.

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