AVENTURA SAILING ACADEMY

Aventura Sailing Academy is proud to be an official affiliate of American Sailing Association (ASA).  Our Academy is offering all ASA certifications.  All of our Instructors are ASA certified and can guide you through each step to obtaining any certification you choose.

The importance of ASA Certificates:

ASA Certificates have become the standard used by most bareboat Chartering companies and Sailing clubs.  Whether in national or international waters,  your certificates along with your experience (Log book) are foundational elements in the Chartering community requirements.

Begin your Sailing Education with ASA 101 starting with the basics...

In the classroom:

Terminology

Safety –PFD’s, Fire, Man Over Board, Sailing Checklists, Knot Tying

Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation, Systems

Heavy Weather, Anchoring, Examination

On the boat:

Dockside Orientation
Sailing Maneuvers, Man Over Board
Docking & Sailing Review
Anchoring, Docking & Sailing Review

Followed by ASA 103, ASA 104 and ASA 105 to make you an expert on keelboats! After that our beautiful catamaran, Corossol, is the home for our ASA 114 Catamaran Cruising.

American Sailing (ASA) Courses
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Prerequisites:

None

ASA 101

Our Basic Sailing course consists of 20 hours of instruction designed for the student with limited or no experience in sailing and will qualify members for chartering. Included are 8 hours of classroom lecture emphasizing nautical terminology, aerodynamics of sail, boating safety, rules of the road, radio procedure, anchoring and heavy weather survival. In addition, students exercise practical sailing skills in 12 hours of lab sessions aboard 30ft boats, with emphasis on sailing maneuvers, docking procedures and “man-overboard” recovery techniques. An additional one hour lab emphasizing Aventura charter policies, boat systems, and safety is given to current and prospective members. After this, you can charter sailboats as big as 32 ft (refer to “Certification Information for Chartering” section).

Member

685

Non- Member

825

Fees include: 

ASA 101 Manual: Sailing Made Easy, ASA Logbook and Certification

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Prerequisites:

ASA 101

ASA 103

Our Advanced Sailing course is designed for the student with experience on 32ft keelboats with inboard engines and wheel steering.  It includes 8 hours of classroom lectures and 12 hours of on-the-water instruction and will qualify members for chartering boats 33ft to 38ft. Topics covered in the course include advanced sailing techniques, sail shape and trim, docking, mooring and anchoring procedures, marine electronics and heavy weather seamanship. For those with experience, this course will let you charter boats up to 36 ft in length.

Member

775

Non- Member

890

Fees include: 

ASA 103 Manual:Coastal Cruising Made Easy and ASA 103 certification

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Prerequisites:

ASA 101 | ASA 103

ASA 104

Bareboat Charter Course (Multi-Day Liveaboard): Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

Member

950

Non- Member

1150

Fees include: 

3 Days Liveaboard course on a 41' Beneteau Oceanis.

ASA 104 Manual: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, ASA 104 certification

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Prerequisites:

None

ASA 105

Able to apply 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.

Member

595

Non- Member

725

Fees include: 

ASA 105 Manual: Coastal Navigation Made Easy and ASA 105 certification

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Prerequisites:

ASA 101 | ASA 103 | ASA 104 | ASA 105

ASA 106

Able 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.

Member

1480

Non- Member

1680

Fees include: 

4 Day Liveaboard Course on a 41' Beneteau Oceanis.

ASA 106 Manual: Advanced Coastal Cruising Certification

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Prerequisites:

ASA 101 | ASA 103 | ASA 104

ASA 114

Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 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. Knowledge of catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

Member

880

Non- Member

1080

Fees include: 

ASA 114 Manual: Catamaran Cruising Made Easy and ASA 114 certification

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Prerequisites:

None

Pro Pack

Save time and compete the 2 basic ASA courses at once with the Aventura Pro Pack.

Member

1460

Non- Member

1750

Fees include: 

Save time by taking the 2 basic ASA courses at once.

All ASA material and certifications included.

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Prerequisites:

None

Pro Pack Plus

Member

3300

Non- Member

3900

Fees include: 

7 Day Course, 4 days of classroom and on the water instruction culminating in a 3 day liveabord in Catalina on our pristine 42' Lagoon Catamaran.

All ASA material and certifications included.

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Prerequisites:

Aventura Sailing Certification

ASA 101 + ASA 103 Clinic

Member

450

Non- Member

Fees include: 

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Prerequisites:

Aventura Sailing Certification

ASA 104 + ASA 114 Clinic

Member

1830

Non- Member

2150

Fees include: 

2022 ASA SAILING SCHEDULE