Learn to Sail Texas
ASA Sailing School in Corpus Christi, TX
Lessons and Classes
Note! We have made a change to the class start time.
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. 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: Your meals are our responsibility unless were're underway during meal time. In that case we'll provision the boat. There're many excellent restaurants near-by.
Day One 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 a selected vessel around 1700. Get you squared away; assign berths,boat systems, marine head etc. You are then free to visit nearby restaurants for your evening meal. Many classes will be treated for breakfast on the morning of the second day.
Day 2 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. Since Harvey wreaked devastation to our area marinas... We probably will not venture to other areas until they have completed their repairs, (but they are making progress).
Day 3 On the the morning of the third day, after breakfast we return to the classroom for an additional quick review. Thence get aboard our training vessel and you prepare her for departure. Generally speaking we sail in Corpus Christi Bay for the entire class. It's 192 square miles... We have plenty of open water to peak your skills. We depart for a destination that has been selected an easy sail. The navigation has been planned on the prior day. You are free to visit local restaurants at day's end.
Day 4 students are in charge of the boat. Students 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.