If sailing the Chesapeake Bay is your dream, we are here to get you on the water. SailTime Chesapeake Bay South is a certified American Sailing Association (ASA) School located at Morningstar Marina on Little Creek in Norfolk, VA. We offer Sailing Made Easy on our Colgate 22’s to get you on the water fast with comprehensive hands-on training in a fun relaxing 2-day course. Graduates of the ASA 101 qualify to rent our 22’ sailboats and put your new found skills to work.
Quick access to the Southern Chesapeake Bay with destinations like Mobjack and Cape Charles makes our advance courses a unique and enjoyable experience for your and your family. Completing ASA 103 and then one on one training with a Captain qualifies you for membership on our 35’-41’ boats. Imaging sailing 6 or 7 times a month on the Bay without any of the work of maintaining a boat!
Whether you are just looking to get started in sailing, want to get certified to bareboat charter anywhere in the world, or just want to advance your existing sailing skills, SailTime Chesapeake Bay South has the course for you!
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 to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
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.
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.
Other Services Available
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>
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. SailTime Chesapeake Bay South is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
SailTime Chesapeake Bay South
|Morningstar Marina8172 Shore DriveNorfolkVA23518United States