Learn to Sail Texas
ASA Sailing School in Corpus Christi, TX Lessons & Classes
Note! We have made a change to the class start time and cost beginning on 8/19/13
This certification course is now scheduled over a 3-1/2 day period; Monday noon thru Thursday evening but, the schedule varies.
The class combines the curriculum of the ASA 103 and ASA 104 classes over a 3-1/2 days and 3 nights time period.
The class start time was modified to save students the expense of a night in a local hotel, (Many students drive in from central Texas and Oklahoma).
Meals: We've had a difficult time with meals on board. On the majority of classes students are generally so tired they have absolutely no interest in cooking. So in order to accommodate the general feel of the boat we will no longer purchase meals for the days that we are in a port. so be prepared to purchase your meals at a local establishment.
We begin in the classroom at noon on the first day with a quick review of ASA 101 materials and then move into the ASA 103 materials. The class moves to the selected training vessel around 1700. You are then free to visit nearby restaurants for your evening meal. Generally we provision the boat about noon the following day. We will treat the class for breakfast on the morning of the second day. After a quick breakfast and review we usually depart Corpus around 1200 the second day for an afternoon of exercises and required drills; Crew Overboard, developing a position fix, reefing, etc. The first night we stay on board at the Corpus Christi marina. On the the morning of the second day after breakfast we return to the classroom for an additional quick review. Once aboard you prepare her for departure. Generally speaking we sail in Corpus Christi Bay on the afternoon of the second day. Day 3 we depart for a destination that has been selected for the best sail. The navigation has been planned on the prior day. You are free to visit local restaurants. Day 4 students are in charge of the boat. They plan the navigation, prep the boat and, sail with minimal interference from the instructor. Generally we review in the morning, sail in the afternoon then,test in the evening. Most classes log about 90nm, (nautical miles) during our sailing adventure. We arrive back in Corpus Christi late afternoon, (3:30 - 4:00), on the last day. Students are normally on their way home before 17:00. All meals are provided for days two, three and four with the exception of one evening meal where you are free to roam the restaurants of a local port town. You always have an option to eat ashore. Many participants choose to eat out for the majority of their meals. It's up to you.