Whether you wish to learn to sail or to improve your skills, Whitecaps Sailing can not only help you achieve your goals but also get you the sailing vacation of a lifetime.
As Med Sailing Adventures, we have a long history of guiding flotillas under the ASA flag in exotic locations
like Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Italy, the Seychelles, and with our Whitecaps Sailing ASA-certified school,
we now also teach in these beautiful countries.
In Florida, we teach during the winter month in subtropical Punta Gorda, on Charlotte Harbor, a huge well protected bay, and an ideal teaching environment and, during the summer months, we head for our teaching grounds in the sunny Mediterranean with its clear blue waters, and home of rich cultures and fascinating history. It is a unique and fun way of earning your ASA certifications
Capt. Jean De Keyser and his wife, “Admiral” Mila, have been in the sailing business since 2007. They have run a charter company, a sailing school and have been organizing ASA flotillas for the last 14 years.
ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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.
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.
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.
Other Services Offered
- Private Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Vacation Charters
Sailing School Flotillas
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