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.

ASA SAILING COURSES
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ASA 101

Must be over 18

Prerequisites:

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

Non- Member

$550

$650

Fees include: 

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

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ASA 103

ASA 101

Prerequisites:

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

Non- Member

$595

$695

Fees include: 

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

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ASA 104

ASA 101, ASA 103

Prerequisites:

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

Non- Member

$950

$1,050

Fees include: 

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

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ASA 105

ASA 101

Prerequisites:

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

Non- Member

$425

$525

Fees include: 

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

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ASA 114

ASA 101, ASA 103 & ASA 104

Prerequisites:

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

Non- Member

$875

$975

Fees include: 

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

2021 ASA SAILING SCHEDULE
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OCTOBER 2021
Course Title
Class Date
Day of the Week
Content
Class Time
Lab Time
ASA 101
10/09/2021
Saturday
Lecture I & Lab I
8am to 11am
11am to 1pm
ASA 101
10/16/2021
Saturday
Lecture II & Lab II
8am to 10am
10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm Lab
ASA 101
10/23/2021
Saturday
Lecture III & Lab III
8am to 10am
10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm Lab
ASA 101
10/30/2021
Saturday
Lecture IV & Lab IV
8am to 10am
10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm Lab
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OCTOBER 2021
Course Title
Class Date
Day of the Week
Content
Class Time
Lab Time
ASA 103
10/30/2021
Saturday
Lecture IV & Lab IV
11:00am to 1pm
1pm to 4pm
ASA 103
10/16/2021
Saturday
Lecture II & Lab II
11:00am to 1pm
1pm to 4pm
ASA 103
10/09/2021
Saturday
Lecture I & Lab I
11:00am to 1pm
1pm to 4pm
ASA 103
10/23/2021
Saturday
Lecture III & Lab III
11:00am to 1pm
1pm to 4pm
Course Title
Class Date
Day of the Week
Content
Class Time
Course Description
ASA 101/103
10/24/2021
Sunday
Combo Clinic - Members Only
8am to 4pm
Combo Clinic
DOCKING CLINIC - Members Only
Course Title
Month
Day of Week
Class Date
Class Time
Course Description
Docking Clinic
August
Sunday
08/29/2021
9am to 12pm & 12pm to 3pm
Docking Clinic Charter Members
Docking Clinic
September
Sunday
09/19/2021
9am to 12pm & 12pm to 3pm
Docking Clinic Charter Members
Docking Clinic
October
Sunday
10/17/2021
9am to 12pm & 12pm to 3pm
Docking Clinic Charter Members
Docking Clinic
November
Sunday
11/14/2021
9am to 12pm & 12pm to 3pm
Docking Clinic Charter Members

New classes and combo courses are being added all the time.  We also offer private lessons and refresher courses as requested.

 

Group Docking Clinic:  $99 member only

Private Docking Clinic: $125 + boat charter (members only)

Group Mooring Clinic (3 hrs): $135/member   $150/non-member

Group Refresher Lab (3 hrs): $135/member  $150/non-member

ASA 101/103 Clinic: $450/member  $550/non-member

ASA 101-114 Pro Pack Plus: $2,500/member  $2,750/non-member

ASA 104/114 Combo: $1,275/member  $1,375/non-member

Group Refresher Lab (3 hrs): $135/member  $150/non-member