Seattle Sailing Club is the home of fun, affordable sailing on the Puget Sound. As one of the most active and vibrant ASA certification schools in the country, our experience teaching sailing is second to none. The priorities for each course are simple: Safe, Fun, and Professional. Our staff of well-qualified sailing instructors are licensed through the U.S. Coast Guard and American Sailing Association, and more importantly, are committed to helping you achieve your sailing goals.
Taking the first step into the sailing community can sometimes feel more like a giant leap. The Seattle Sailing Club, in conjunction with the American Sailing Association, not only takes the stress out of the journey, it makes it fun. Our experienced instructors are sure to provide you with all the information necessary. They will work at your speed, allowing you to make the most out of every minute you spend on the water. We guarantee that you will feel comfortable on the water and have the knowledge to pass the course and receive the American Sailing Association seal of approval.
We train students year-round on our fleet of 28 boats ranging from 22 to 40 feet. Our small classes allow for maximum one on one time along with the experience of working together as a crew. Whether you are brand new to sailing and just interested in day-sailing on the Puget Sound or experienced and looking towards more extended adventures, the Seattle Sailing club can help produce the skills that will make your sailing experience safe and FUN!
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.
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.
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.
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 Available
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sailboat Cruises
- Spinnaker Courses
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. Seattle Sailing Club is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Seattle Sailing Club
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