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ASA Course offerings

  • The American Sailing Association has several offerings for recreational sailors.  Here in Ludington we operate the Lake Michigan operations of Northern Breezes Sailing School which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.   This website only deals with course offerings in Ludington, MI but for more information on Northern Breezes Sailing school, go to www.sailingbreezes.com .  Our most popular offerings out of Ludington are ASA 101, and ASA 103 & 104.
  • ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing is a twelve hour course conducted over three half-day sessions.  The course includes getting underway, outboard engines, tacking, gybing, points of sail,  sail trim, securing the boat and more.  The fee for this course is $449 which incluses the course manual Sailing Made Easy,  ASA log book and one year's ASA dues.  We offer a $99 discount for couples sharing course materials.  A third student may be added for $399.   Please go to the ASA 101 calendar for 2019 offerings.
  • ASA 103 & 104 courses are offered in a four day, liveaboard format.   Successful completion of ASA 101 is a prerequisite of this class.  This class is taught aboard our 37.5 foot  cruising auxiliary sailboat.  The course includes ASA textbooks Coastal Cruising Made Easy and Bareboat Chartering Made Easy.  Students normally board the boat the night before the start of the class and spend four days aboard.  Students should bring clothing for all weather conditions, sleeping bag, towel and navigation instuments, if possible.  Lunches are provided and one night is spent at achor with dinner and breakfast included.  The fee for this course is $995  with a discout of $95available for two participants signing up together and sharing materials.  Please go to the ASA 103 & 104 calendar for more information.
  • We also offer Friends and Family courses where you can combine an ASA course with  family and friends combining a group vacation for multiple days allowing a portion of the group to achieve ASA certifications while the balance of the group enjoys a Lake Michigan three to five  day cruise  Call for information and pricing.\
  • ASA 106.  We offer ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising.   This is an advanced course involving an overnight  offshore passage.  Completion of ASA 104 is a prerequisite for this course.  Call for more details.


Freedom (on left) in 2013 Queen's Cup.

Freedom (on left) in 2013 Queen's Cup.