WE ARE ASA CERTIFIED – BaySail offers a full range of American Sailing Association (ASA) courses. ASA provides a stepped approach to learning to sail — as you take courses you gain skills and become certified to skipper different sized boats. ASA certification is recognized worldwide by sailing professionals and yacht charter companies and it ensures that our school complies with a comprehensive program.
If you are thinking that you would like to try sailing but you are not ready to tackle the certification level, then this class is just what you are looking for. Structured as either a full or half day class, one of our professional instructors will teach you the basics of sailing - tacking, jibing, points of sail, parts of the boat, rigging, etc. Take the helm and experience the joy of sailing. This is a perfect for family outings or quality time with friends. Makes a great gift too! Classes are offered on both weekdays and weekends throughout the season
Full day: $225.00 per person
This is a non certification class
During this course, you will receive instruction in such basic skills as preparation of the boat, rigging, hoisting and setting sails, Rules of the Road, and Points of Sail. You'll enjoy seven hours a day on the water and get plenty of hands-on training including open water sailing, docking, anchoring, and mooring as well as VHF Radio and outboard motor operation. In this course, we use Capri 22's which are very responsive, stable and easy to sail. The Capri features a large cockpit with plenty of leg room and a cabin below deck to stow gear. It's always best to learn the basics of sailing on a boat like the Capri 22 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 25 ft. range. You will also receive 15% off your first boat rental so that you can practice your new skills. 3 day weekday classes are held Monday through Wednesday. Weekend courses are held over two extended days Saturday and Sunday or three standard days Friday through Sunday. Fee includes a trial ASA membership and its benefits and discounts.
Course Fee $650 per person
Group Rate is $2300 (Group Rate is an inclusive price for up to 4 people and gives you the boat & instructor exclusively). Call us to Book!
Our ASA-101 course is inclusive of certification, course materials, logbooks and ASA membership. Because some schools have fewer days of instruction and charge extra for materials, logbooks and certification, it is important to ask the school up front what is included in its published rates.
After completing this 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 20 to 30 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 and much more. Yachts used are in the 30 to 34 ft. range. Prerequisite: ASA 101. (Arrangements can be made for experienced sailors to test out of ASA 101).
Group Rate is $2800 (Group Rate is an inclusive price for up to 4 people and gives you the boat & instructor exclusively). Call us to Book!
ASA 103 rates include your textbook and certification.
This course is a combination of a two days of Basic Sailing on the fun Capri 22 and three days of Coastal Cruising aboard a larger, popular Beneteau 34 footer. You will receive instruction in such basic skills as preparation of the boat, rigging, hoisting and setting sails, Rules of the Road, and Points of Sail. Then you will learn the advanced skills needed for cruising such as navigation, sail trim, motoring, anchoring, and mooring. In addition, you will learn the boat systems typical on a larger charter boat.
Course Fee $1245 Per Person
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This course fee includes textbooks, certifications and a trial ASA membership.
An advanced 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 certification enabling you to “act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 ft. boat sailing by day in coastal waters.” You and your instructor and crew will live aboard your sloop and cruise the Bay for three days practicing your newly acquired sailing skills. Two nights will be spent at anchor enjoying the quiet beauty of the Bay. Yachts used are in the 36 to 40 ft. range.
This course also qualifies the sailor for the International Proficiency Certificate (IPC). The IPC serves as proof of bareboat charter competency for Mediterranean chartering companies, many of whom require the proficiency information displayed in a different format than the ASA Log Book. This certificate is mandatory when chartering in most European / Mediterranean waters. Course prerequisite options: ASA 101 and 103 (arrangements can be made for experienced sailors to test out of ASA 101 and 103)
Course Fee $1045 Per Person
Group Rate is $3500. (Group Rate is an inclusive price for up to 4 people and gives you the boat & instructor exclusively). Call us to Book!
ASA 104 rates include textbook, ASA membership, ASA 104 certification and IPC.
This course combines Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) as described above in an intense five-day program. After completing this course you will receive ASA certification enabling you to “act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 ft. boat sailing by day in coastal waters.” You and your instructor and crew will live aboard your chartered sloop learning many new skills and cruising the bay for five days. Yachts used are in the 36 to 40 ft. range. Prerequisite: ASA 101.
Group Rate is $4800 (Group Rate is an inclusive price for up to 4 people and gives you the boat & instructor exclusively). Call us to Book!
Combo Course rates include certification for ASA 103 and ASA 104. The textbooks are included for this course.
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Learn the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. This course is offered in both a class room and a home study version. Both include course materials and certification. The classroom version is held at the BaySail campus and consists of either 1 or 2 weekends of in-class time. For the home study version, students must make arrangements to come to the BaySail office for a full day to take the exam which must be monitored by an instructor. The instructor will also be available before the test for a review or for additional tutoring which can be arranged, in advance, at an extra charge of $50 per hour (minimum of 3 hours).
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This is an advanced, hands-on learning experience with emphasis on seamanship, preparation, teamwork and safety. The course is designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills to skipper a vessel for an extending voyage in excess of 24 hours underway. The curriculum includes night time navigation, weather forecasting, and time/ resource management. Students will get the opportunity to sail round-the-clock keeping rotating watches while underway. This course is offered as a seven day (Delmarva Circumnavigation) or three day option. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to safely act as skipper and crew on a sailing vessel 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any condition. Prerequisite: ASA 101,103,104,105.
3 Day Course Fee $1145 per person
7 Day Delmarva Course Fee $2195 per person
Course fee includes ASA 106 certification, fuel, and Annapolis Book of Seamanship. Provisioning not including
Our practical hands-on instruction will show you how to safely and reliably dock a boat under different conditions. Safety requirements, maneuvering in and out of marina slips, along docks and much more will be covered. This course is held in one day. Maximum of four students enrolled. All taxes, fuel, boat and instructor are included in price.
Course fee $350 per person
Have you been sailing for years but now find you want or need a recognized certification? At BaySail, we allow you to challenge the prerequisite course levels to attain certification. For instance, if you need the International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) to charter in the Mediterranean, you can register for the ASA 104/IPC course and challenge the ASA 101 and 103 courses. The challenge consists of a half-day evaluation on a Capri 22 with an instructor. You can then take the ASA 104/IPC course for the certification either as a normally scheduled class or a private two-day course.
Certification Challenge Fee: $250 per person
The Certification Challenge Fee includes the boat, instructor and ASA 101 or 101/103 certification.
Private instruction is available in all facets of sailing either on your own boat or on one of ours. This includes refresher courses as well as confidence-building practice in docking or close quarters maneuvering. On a BaySail boat, the price is $190 for half day (3 hours) or $260 for a full day (7 hours) plus the price of the boat. Private Instruction conducted on your own boat is $250 for a half day or $425 for a full day. These prices do not include tax, course materials, or certifications or transportation. There is an extra charge of $5 per hour for each additional student. We’ll build a program to meet your goals and objectives.
BaySail would be happy to design a custom course to meet your individual needs. Please give us a call to discuss your experience and goals and we'll put together a proposal.
Reasons to learn to sail with BaySail:
SMALL CLASS SIZE – BaySail classes are limited to four students affording plenty of personal attention. Our instructors are mature, experienced and qualified. They love their jobs and it shows!
FIRST CLASS BOATS – BaySail uses new or recent model sailboats that are chosen to give you the best possible sailing experience. All BaySail boats are fully equipped, impeccably maintained and sparkling clean (you could eat off our decks!). After completing your course, you can practice your newly acquired skills on a variety of daysailers and yachts that are available for rent/charter from BaySail at a discounted rate for graduates. Please see our website for photos.
LOCATED ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY – Located just minutes off I-95 in the historic town of Havre de Grace, only 45 minutes from Baltimore and an hour from Philadelphia, BaySail offers an ideal venue for a variety of sailing instruction. The Havre de Grace harbor features protected waters for beginner courses while the greater Chesapeake Bay ensures challenges for more experienced students. Free shuttle from train station is available.
RATE DISCOUNTS AND OPTIONS – As shown below, BaySail offers significant discounts if your booking includes two or more students. Plus our rates include course materials, ASA certification and taxes. BaySail also has a “Per Group” rate that offers a discounted inclusive price for up to four people and gives you the boat and instructor exclusively.
WOMEN ONLY CLASSES – BaySail offers women only Basic Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) in a comfortable setting with a woman instructor.