Course Descriptions










Here at CFSA ASA 101 is the most important course because it is the foundation of
what sailing is all about.  During this two-day course, you will receive instruction in
such basic skills as preparation of the boat, rigging, hoisting and setting sails; Rules
of the Road, Points of Sail, Man Overboard Drill, Heaving too and much more. (This is
also a US Coast Guard approved Safe Boating Course). You'll enjoy seven hours a day
on the water and get plenty of hands-on training including open water sailing, docking,
anchoring and much more. Each day will begin at 9 AM and end around 5PM.
For this course, we use a Colgate 26 which is a very responsive, stable and easy to
sail vessel. The Colgate 26 is used by the US Naval Academy and the Coast Guard
Academy.  They use the best and so do we.  The CL 26 features a large cockpit with
plenty of legroom and a cabin below decks to stow gear. It's always best to learn the
basics of sailing on a boat like the CL 26 because it is not intimidating and gives
students a much better feel for the wind than a large charter boat. Upon graduation
you will receive ASA certification and you will be ready to safely and confidently
skipper boats in the 20 ft. Range. You will also receive 15% off your first boat rental so
that you can practice your new skills
.

Course Fees
Southport  $589.00
Wrightsville Beach   $689.00
Per Person plus Tax

Note: A $39.00 fee to new students is included which is implemented by ASA

101 rates include The New ASA textbook "Sailing Made Easy" ,ASA logbook , rope and
certification.



After finishing 101 and practicing your skills for at least 10 days and record it in your
log book.  You can move on to the Coastal Cruising Course.  We want you to have a
strong foothold in the basics so you can come in and excel your knowledge and
sailing abilities in the ASA 103 course.

After completing this two-day course you will receive ASA certification enabling you
to "cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary
sailboat of about 33 to 41 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions." Our
practical hands-on instruction will show you safety requirements, maneuvering in and
out of marina slips and along docks, basic navigation.  You will also learn  about
proper gear and equipment, safety on the water, stages of hypothermia, interpret
marine weather forecasts and much much more  Yachts used for this class are a
Hunter 33 in Southport and a Hunter 41 in Wrightsville Beach. Prerequisite: ASA 101
with at least 10 recent documented sailing excursions. (Arrangements can be made
for experienced sailors to test out for ASA 101).  
ASA 103 rates include
"Coastal Cruising" textbook and ASA certification.
Course Fees:
Southport $750.00 Per Person Plus Tax
Wrightsville Beach $825.00 Per Person Plus Tax
Note:  $39.00 joining fee my apply    

ASA 103 rates include the "Coastal Cruising Made Easy" textbook and certification.


An upper level course designed to give individuals with cruising experience a greater
understanding of boat systems, maintenance procedures and navigation. After
completing this course you will receive ASA bareboat certification enabling you to
"act as skipper or crew of a 33 - 41 ft. boat sailing by day in coastal waters." You and
your instructor and crew will cruise around the ocean waters of Southport and the
Cape Fear region for two days at our Southport Location and in Wrightsville Beach we
head out Masonboro inlet and surrounding waters practicing your newly acquired
sailing skills. Prerequisite: ASA 101 and 103.  We Teach on a Hunter 33 in Southport
and on a Hunter 41 in Wrightsville Beach.

Course Fees:
Southport $775.00 Per Person  Plus Tax  
Wrightsville Beach $825.00 Per Person Plus Tax   

Note $39.00 ASA joining fee may apply

ASA 104 rates include "Bareboat Cruising Made Easy" textbook and ASA certification.



This 4 Night 3 Day Combo Course (ASA 103 & ASA 104) combines Basic Coastal
Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) as described above in an
intense 4 night 3 day program. After completing this course you will receive ASA
certification enabling you to “act as skipper or crew of a 33 - 41ft. boat sailing by day
in coastal waters.” Learning many new skills and cruising the North Carolina waters
for 3 full days. Yachts used are in the 33 to 41 ft. range. Prerequisite: ASA 101.

Fees:
Southport $1350 Per Person  Plus Tax
Wrightsville Beach $1450 Per Person Plus Tax

Note: 39 ASA joining fee may apply    

Combo rates include certification for ASA 103 and ASA 104 and the “Coastal Cruising
and BareBoat Chartering ” textbooks. .


 This course is offered as a group setting in a classroom.  This class is held during 1
days over two consecutive weekends. On Sunday students meet with their instructor
for a full day of practice and instruction. Students are also given homework to be
completed during the week. The next Saturday the class convenes again for a day of
practice and review. On Sunday the test is conducted with the instructor present.

The instructor will also be available before the test for a review. Additional tutoring
can be arranged at an extra charge of $75 per hour (minimum of 3 hours).


Fees

Southport  $675.00 Per Person Plus Tax  
Wrightsville Beach $750.00 Per Person Plus Tax

"Coastal Navigation" textbook, charts and ASA certification. Does not include plotting
tools

Please call for Course Schedule.



This 5 night 4 full day course helps learn procedures and preparation requirements for
advanced coastal cruising of auxiliary sailing yachts for daylight and night time
operation. Subjects include sail and rig theory, practice for day, night and heavy
weather, seamanship, engineering, troubleshooting, safety, weather monitoring and
interpretation and more. Students will demonstrate various skills including trip
planning, navigation, helmsmanship, man overboard rescue, anchoring and more.

Cost $2500.00 per person
ASA 103 Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering
ASA 103/104 Combo Course
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 101