Tradewinds Sailing School & Club
www.tradewindssailing.com (510) 232-7999

Tradewinds Sailing School has a program for sailors at any level who are serious about gaining the foundation knowledge of sailing and continuing on to become a competent sailor.

With more than 45 years of teaching experience, our successful method is based on a thorough understanding of how people learn. We also want to make learning to sail easy and enjoyable. But, we don’t take shortcuts. Our instructors are selected for their teaching skills and their ability to make learning to sail fun.

We show you the sailing secrets
that other sailors do not share.

Why Choose Tradewinds Sailing School?

  • We have great instructors
  • We offer you a professional training program
  • Each of our ASA courses offers the maximum number of hours on the water
    • On average, you are sailing 6 hours each day
  • We are affordable
    • You will like our course pricing
    • ASA certification and textbooks are included in our course pricing
  • Specialty classes are available
    • We don’t stop with the ASA courses, you can enjoy extending your learning with our advanced skills classes
  • We have an all Women’s program
    • Tradewinds offers the unique opportunity to learn sailing and join social sails with other women
    • Our female instructors are excited to help other women with their sailing skills

So, whether you want to

  • Cruise the world in your own boat
  • Charter sailboats for exotic vacations
  • Share sailing with your friends and family without the boat ownership hassle
  • Buy your own sailboat
  • Experience our all-women’s sailing

Tradewinds Sailing School is the right choice.

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.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.
ASA 120, Radar Endorsement
ASA 120, Radar Endorsement
Learn to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance. Knowledge of radar principles and practical matters of radar operation.

Contact Information

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club

Address 2580 Spinnaker WayRichmondCA94804 USA
Phone(510) 232-7999
Websitewww.tradewindssailing.com
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