ASA Classes

Los Angeles Yacht Club is an official American Sailing Association or ASA sailing school, which meets rigorous standards recognized internationally. Our classes meet all the ASA Standards for each class level: 101, 103, 104, 105. The club maintains a sailing calendar from which students can select lessons and instructors. Regular and group classes take place Saturday and Sunday. Individual and group lessons can be scheduled by special request on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

ASA sailing certification facilities give sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. If you choose to venture beyond the sailing basics, we’ll expand your horizons by teaching you to navigate with electronics and with the stars. Become certified at advanced or offshore levels and the world’s oceans will become your highways and by-ways. You can learn it all or select the things that interest you the most. Selecting an ASA school assures you of professional training and the best value for your sail education dollar. Instructors at American Sailing Association sailing schools also go through a rigorous certification process to ensure you of the best possible learning experience.

American Sailing Association Certification Courses teach you how to sail. The courses cover sailing technique, boat handling and safety adhering to the standards set by the American Sailing Association (ASA).

Available Courses

Course ASA 101

ASA 101 course includes ten two-hour lessons plus an hour for testing. Cost is $495.00, which includes testing and certificate. Price with textbook is $525.00. more at asa.com

Intended Outcome

Ability to safely skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions.

Class Topics
  • Basic sailing terminology
  • Parts and functions of boat
  • Helm commands
  • Sail trim
  • Points of sail
  • Safety and seamanship

Courses ASA 103-105

ASA 103-105 are also available. Please inquire for further details. We also offer an ASA Challenge course for experienced sailors for only $98.00. This includes both on the water and written exam needed for ASA certification. more at asa.com

Private Lessons

The Club’s ASA certified instructors also offer private lessons, with or without certification:
$98.00/2 hours – one person
$138/2 hours – two persons

Sailing Classes Sign Up Form

Sign up now for adult sailing classes by submitting the form below. It is never too late to learn.










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