Anacortes Yacht Charters
Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes Yacht Charters (AYC) is located at the Anacortes Marina in Fidalgo Bay which sits at the doorstep of some of the world’s most magnificent cruising grounds.

AYC offers structured ASA classes every weekend in the Spring (April, May and June) and the Fall (Sept. and Oct.) which provides better sailing conditions for training. The other benefit to training with AYC is that our location provides an abundance conditions that you don’t see anywhere else; we can provide variations of tides, currents, challenging straits, close anchoring, etc., all including magnificent Mt. Baker in the background.

Other than the stunning scenery and attractive training model, AYC offers the combination course ASA 101/103/104 into a long weekend – you can become ASA certified up to 104 in just 4 days! This is incredibly important to those students who have busy working and family schedules.

Graduates also gain immediate membership in our Captain’s Club. As a Captain’s Club member you will gain special discounts on AYC and Mooring’s charters as well as other great benefits.

AYC’s instructional base is also headquarters for the AYC charter fleet, brokerage and home base.

AYC offers the combination course ASA 101/103/104 into a long weekend – you can become ASA certified up to 104 in just 4 days! This is incredibly important to those students who have busy working and family schedules.

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.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Vacation Charters

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • The class exceeded my expectations. It was very enjoyable and informative. The instructor was excellent. His teaching style was very calm, patient and knowledgeable.

    John S., Mercer Island, WA - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • Very informative, professional, good formation and skills training. Great instructor - knowledge of sailing and local area was exceptional. Good interpersonal skills. I would definitely ask for him again.

    Robert S., Bellevue, WA - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • The class was much more than I expected. Mark was very professional but still patient with me. A+ on the instructor. The length of the course was just right. He was very knowledgeable and patient.

    Pam M., Anacortes, WA - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Contact Information

Anacortes Yacht Charters

Address 2415 T Avenue, Suite 2AnacortesWA98221United States
Phone(800) 233-3004
Websitewww.anacortesyachtcharters.com
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