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Interactive Media Classes

Why Learn To Sail Online?

  • Convenience
  • Time Saver
  • Cost
  • Safety

It is important to understand that you cannot learn to skipper a boat without actually being on a boat but you can learn some of the information before your on the water courses.

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 crisis has changed all of our lives forever and the sailing world is no different. From closed marinas to social distancing on sailboats, ASA has begun to re-examine what the new normal will look like once we are all allowed to go back to our daily routines. One thing that ASA did learn is that there is a need for online courses in the form of interactive online instruction. While study at home courses were already being utilized by some sailing schools the need for a bonafide online course alternative has been realized and plenty of schools are currently working on models, pilot programs and modern versions of their current class offerings.

If you are looking for a way to gain ASA certification in a few select areas of study, these ASA schools might have what you desire.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 107, ASA 117
The Price:

  • ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Standard – call school for prices
  • ASA 107 Celestial Navigation Standard – call school for prices
  • ASA 119 Basic Celestial Navigation – call school for prices

Description: Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City is providing online learning courses for ASA 105, 107 and 119. Spinnaker Sailing also offers all of their review classes online (ASA 101, 103, 104). All classroom sessions for ASA 101, 103, and 104 are also run online with the practical exercises still run on the water. They are limiting the students to 2 per boat for the 101 and 103 and 3 on the 104

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 107, ASA 117
The Price:

  • ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Standard – online study $275
  • ASA 107 Celestial Navigation Standard – online course $350
  • ASA 117 Basic Celestial Navigation – online study $195

Description: Students can receive assistance either by phone, email, or video conference as need.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105
The Price:

  • ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Standard – online study $300

Description: Students can receive assistance either by phone, email, or video conference as need.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 107,
The Price:

  • ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Standard – online study $391
  • ASA 107 Celestial Navigation Standard – online course $350

Description: All of our sailing classes are a combination of theory (available either online or in a classroom setting) and practical sessions.  As soon as you have made payment, you will receive an email with logon credentials giving you access to our theory classes.  You then have the option of watching the theory classes online or attending one of our scheduled theory classes. 

The Online Course(s): Knotty Secrets
The Price: $36.85
Description: A 97-minute interactive knot-tying instruction course. Filmed on a sailboat with an actual student, and addresses questions and common mistakes, while showing the knots being used in marine applications. It has 22 chapters, one discussing each knot, so it addresses all the required ASA knots plus more, including how to best tie up a dinghy, pass a line, coil a line, fake out anchor line, etc.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 107
The Price:

  • Coastal Navigation Home Study (ASA105) $350 for Home Study
  • $435 for Home Study with Lectures DVDs
  • Celestial Navigation Home Study (ASA107) $350

Description: These courses cover all materials and an open book written exam at your home. ASA certification upon successful completion

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 119
The Price:

  • ASA 105 $300 (Home Study Option)
  • ASA 119 $475 (Classroom and Live Webinar Option)

Description: Home Study Course: Demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. Practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard. ASA 119, 4-day course combines lectures, hands-on exercises and an offshore passage planning practical. Textbook, workbook and study materials provided. ASA 119 Certification is included upon successful completion.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105   (Live Zoom Course)
The Price: $345 All inclusive price. Everything is shipped to you.
Description: This is like a normal in-person class: you’re with an instructor and other students, learning from their questions as well as yours, and with us watching you do your plotting after we show you how. Except… you don’t have to travel to get to it! It’s not a home study course, or interactive with software. We can demonstrate physical plotting techniques, use a globe, a chart, a model boat and compass/pelorus, etc. We can have students show us their work in progress by aiming their device at their tools as they use them so we can do everything but reach out and touch them.

The Online Course(s):

  • Marine Diesel Engines
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Racing Rules of Sailing

The Price: Call School
Description: Interactive seminars are being taught by Margaret Pommert

The Online Course(s): Call the school for info
The Price: Negotiable
Description: Informal personalized sailing instruction via Skype or Zoom.

The Online Course(s): ASA 107, ASA 117, ASA 207, ASA 217
The Price: $295
Description: The quarantine has disrupted our lives, but the sun, moon, stars, and planets never change. Learn to navigate with them, so you know where you are if your onboard electronics fail. We’ll meet via Zoom from 5-7pm PDT for four Wednesdays, starting August 12. The last night will include a sail for those that live in the greater Los Angeles area – or a final Zoom session for all others.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 107, ASA 117, ASA 119, ASA 120
The Price:

  • ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Standard – online course $279
  • ASA 107 Celestial Navigation Standard – online course $279
  • ASA 117 Basic Celestial Navigation – online course $279
  • ASA 119 Weather for Mariners – online course $279
  • ASA 120 Radar for Mariners – online course $279

Description: Students can receive assistance by online support. Also, instructors are standing by at all times to provide whatever help is needed.

The Online Course(s): ASA 105, ASA 117,

The Price:

  • Coastal Navigation Self Paced online course (ASA105) $397
  • Basic Celestial Navigation -Live Webinar Option (ASA 117) $297

Description:

ASA 105 – You will learn all the navigational skills required to safely pilot your sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This is a perfect course to better navigate any boat with safety and confidence. Beyond your GPS, you’ll learn skills to safely predict tides and current changes at any time of day. After completing this course you’ll have the skills you need to charter your own boat for a day, a weekend, a vacation, or embark on achieving your Captain’s License

ASA 117  Learn to navigate with the Sun and Stars online in this virtual instructor led class which will be using GoToTraining video conferencing software. All content will be provide on screen with live audio interaction between the Instructor and Students just as in a classroom setting. Total class time is 10 hours broken into 5 weekly sessions with a final exam and review on the last day.