Capt. Dan and Tom at Johnson's Lee

ASA 101 Ocean Sailing Basics

Sailing lessons 

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ASA 101 Ocean Sailing Basics is the first step and no previous experience or knowledge is required.

ASA 101 course objectives:

The successful ASA 101+ Ocean Sailing Basics student will be able to sail a 36′ boat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in the open ocean. A graduate will master all points of sail and all fundamental maneuvers as skipper and as crew. There is major (major, major) emphasis on getting underway and docking.

An economy sailboat charter trip to Anacapa must include a visit to the lighthouse and Arch Rock
Learn to sail on an adult-size boat

If you’ve never skippered a boat, this is the place to start. If it doesn’t work out for you – you get seasick for instance – you’re not locked in.


Typically, four or five  lessons, approximately 20 hours for a student who has minimum or absolutely no previous boating experience. I’m happy to train two at a time. The fee for the second person is $100/session.


$580/lesson Monday to Thursday

$678/lesson Fri-Sat-Sunday

Add a second student for $100/session.

ASA 101 text:

I recommend you read Sailing Made Easy before you start your lessons.

Call us: 805.750.7828 

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Sail for just a few hours …. or several days

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