Passage Nautical Enterprises
www.passagenautical.com (510) 864-3000

Passage Nautical is a San Francisco Bay Area based full service yachting company. We are the exclusive Platinum Dealer for Beneteau sail and power yachts, Lagoon catamarans and we offer a large selection of pre-owned boats. Our full service approach to enable an enjoyable boating lifestyle includes a range of ASA sailing and RPBA powerboating classes.

We are located at the premier boat-in entertainment and restaurant district on San Francisco Bay: Oakland’s Jack London Square.  Our Basic Keelboat classes are taught on new ASA First 22’s.  We teach on current-model Beneteau and Lagoon boats.  

Our comprehensive BK 101 course consists of 5 training modules. Four of the modules are held on weekend days and one module is held in the evening.  You sign up and pay for the lessons as a pack – saving lots of money – and book each module individually on-line, on days convenient to you to meet your schedule. Do it over consecutive weekends or stretch if out over weeks or months – whatever works best for you. Each module is offered at least two times a month.

Life is complex and we try to make it easy to take sailing classes!  We even include low-cost charter use of our boats.  Book online.

The relatively protected Oakland Estuary provides a phenomenal location to ease into the high winds and currents that San Francisco Bay is famous for.

Out-of-town clients can stay at the Waterfront Hotel, less than a block away! 

ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

Contact Information

Passage Nautical Enterprises

Address 423 Water StreetOaklandCA94607United States
Phone(510) 864-3000
Websitewww.passagenautical.com
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