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ASA Courses

Located in a quiet cove on Lake Norman, we have access to large areas of open water ideal for learning to sail larger boats. Our goal is to help you become successful and confident on the water, whether it be on the lake or the ocean. Our American Sailing Association (ASA)  courses allow our students to experience sailing on larger boats and learn skills that will open up a whole new world of sailing possibilities. We even coordinate charter trips on the Chesapeake Bay and BVI (British Virgin Islands) each year for you to practice what you have learned. No matter what your sailing experience is, we have a class for you.

ASA Certification Courses

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) 
2 days, $530

Who Takes This Class:  This class is for beginner or experienced sailors who are seeking the ASA 101 certification.

Why Take This Class:  This class is taught on a Capri 22' keelboat.  ASA 101 Basic Keelboat is a pre-requisite to ASA 103 Coastal Cruising and ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising.  If you plan on buying a keelboat or chartering a boat this is a good option for you.  Some countries require that you have your International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) in order to charter a boat. Only sailors who have been qualified through ASA 104 can apply for the IPC through ASA.

Time on Water:  10 hours / Off water:  3 hours
Start Time:  8:00-9:00 am each day depending on weather
Prerequisite:   Must read/study The American Sailing Association text Sailing Made Easy prior to class in preparation for the written exam
Age:  18+
Boat:  Capri 22

Learn to skipper a 22' sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters. Taught on a Capri 22 keelboat, perfect for stability and responsiveness as well as crew comfort. For beginners, you will also learn the basics of sailing. For all skill levels, progress to sail trim control, anchoring, knots, navigation rules, safety, and basic navigation. Although not required for ASA 101, the Capri 22 is equipped with an outboard motor to facilitate training.

2021 Schedule (More dates will be added)

  • April 5-6, Mon/Tue (ONE spot left)
  • April 10-11, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • April 17-18, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • April 19-20, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • April 24-25, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • April 29-30, Thur/Fri (FULL)
  • May 8-9, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • May 15-16 (FULL)
  • May 17-18, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • May 22-23, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • June 5-6, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • June 14-15, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • June 19-20, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • June 28-29, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • July 5-6, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • July 10-11, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • July 19-20, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • July 24-25, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • August 2-3, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • August 14-15, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • August 17-18, Tue/Wed (FULL)
  • August 23-24, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • August 28-29, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • September 5-6, Sun/Mon (1 Spot)
  • September 18-19, Sat/Sun (FULL)
  • September 27-28, Mon/Tue (FULL)
  • October 2-3, Sat/Sun
  • October 11-12, Mon/Tue
  • October 16-17, Sat/Sun
  • October 25-26, Mon/Tue
  • November 6-7, Sat/Sun
  • November 15-16, Mon/Tue
  • November 20-21, Sat/Sun
  • November 29-30, Mon/Tue
  • December 4-5, Sat/Sun
  • December 13-14, Mon/Tue
  • December 18-19, Sat/Sun
  • December 27-28, Mon/Tue

Course Textbook Not Provided: Sailing Made Easy
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TO INQUIRE ABOUT A CLASSEmail your name, phone number, best email address and the name of the class in which you are interested 
to  [email protected] or call (704) 947-7245.


If ASA 101 is not what you are looking for we also teach a more basic learn to sail class on a smaller boat that focuses strictly on the basics of sailing.

Learn to Sail
7 Hour Class, $310
Prerequisites:  None

If you do not have any sailing experience and wish to learn on a smaller boat, you can enroll in our Flying Scot Learn to Sail class to learn the basics needed.  Click here for schedule.



Lake Norman Community Sailing
Blythe Landing Park NC 73 Hwy Huntersville NC 28078, PO Box 1618 Cornelius NC 28031
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

Phone: 704-947-7245
Email: [email protected]

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