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  • Fine dining and banquet facilities
  • Quiet places
  • Wind and fun close to home
  • WoW: sailing group for women
  • Harbor Cup Regatta, March 9-11, 2018
  • A tradition of excellence since 1901
  • Closest Club to Catalina
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Sign up now for adult sailing classes.

 Click here for the ASA Sailing Form and Waiver 
It is never too late to learn.  Start by submitting the form below.

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).

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. A complete description of the course and ASA can be found at

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. 

Intended Outcome ASA 101: 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 

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

Click here for PDF FORM and Waiver 

Learning the ropes is fun with a low pressure relaxed approach.

Los Angeles Yacht Club is an ASA Sailing School, which meets rigorous standards recognized internationally.

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.


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ASA 101Basic Keelboat Certification Course ($495.00)
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Course WITH BOOK ($525.00) 17- 20 hour course, to be completed within 6 months, includes testing materials.
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