Sea Safaris Sailing School
Chicago, Illinois

At Sea Safaris by BE-Nautical we believe learning is a continuum. We offer basic through advanced skills including topical subjects – coastal navigation, celestial navigation and marine weather for children through adult. Skills gained through Sea Safaris courses prepare students to safely sail small through large craft in and beyond their home waters. Sea Safaris Sailing School instructors are all certified to teach American Sailing Association courses which upon successful completion, offer students certification. Sea Safaris also offers refresher, tutored or custom instruction for individual or families to improve sailing skills. We invite you to explore our site and take advantage of a number of opportunities that will help you BE-Nautical.

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 110, Basic Small Boat Sailing
ASA 110, Basic Small Boat Sailing
Learn to sail a centerboard or multihull sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, sail trim, points of sail, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance/recovery and navigation rules to avoid collisions.
ASA 111, Sailing Review
ASA 111, Sailing Review
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review. Student receives a written, personalized Recommended Plan suggesting steps for continued improvement in knowledge and skills proficiencies after the review is completed. This review may be taken multiple times.
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 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
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.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Youth Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Flotillas
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses

ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Sea Safaris Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Flotillas

June 1st - 8th 2019 Starting from $1,550
ASA Flotilla
Sea Safaris Sailing School in coordination with Med Sailing Adventures and the American Sailing Association offer you an unforgettable sailing vacation of a lifetime. Sail away with us and discover the uniquely rich palette of colors, sights, flavors and smells that are so typical of the Mediterranean. Explore some of the thousands of islands of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Enjoy memorable gastronomic experiences like the Croatian Peka and mussels Bouzara.

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June 8th - 15th 2019 Starting from $1,550
ASA Flotilla
Sea Safaris Sailing School in coordination with Med Sailing Adventures and the American Sailing Association offer you an unforgettable sailing vacation of a lifetime. Sail away with us and discover the uniquely rich palette of colors, sights, flavors and smells that are so typical of the Mediterranean. Explore some of the thousands of islands of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Enjoy memorable gastronomic experiences like the Croatian Peka and mussels Bouzara.

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June 15th - 22nd 2019 Starting from $1,550
ASA Flotilla
Sea Safaris Sailing School in coordination with Med Sailing Adventures and the American Sailing Association offer you an unforgettable sailing vacation of a lifetime. Sail away with us and discover the uniquely rich palette of colors, sights, flavors and smells that are so typical of the Mediterranean. Explore some of the thousands of islands of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Enjoy memorable gastronomic experiences like the Croatian Peka and mussels Bouzara.

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Sea Safaris Sailing School

Address ChicagoILUSA
Phone (847) 917-7245
Website www.seasafarissailingschool.com
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