Griffin Bay offers American Sailing Association's standard curriculum in the weekend and week long format.  We believe that the basics of sailing are better taught on smaller more manageable sized boats. Ask about staying on one of our boats while you are in Friday Harbor.

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship, crew overboard recovery and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

SPRING (3/24 – 6/22)
$300 (ASA certifications extra)
$375 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)


SUMMER (6/23 – 9/29)
$350 (ASA certifications extra)
$400 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)


ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.

SPRING (3/24 – 6/22)
$350 (ASA certifications extra)
$385 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)


SUMMER (6/23 – 9/29)
$390 (ASA certifications extra)
$410 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)

 


ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

SPRING (3/24 – 6/22)
$475 (ASA certifications extra)
$495 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)


SUMMER (6/23 – 9/29)
$485 (ASA certifications extra)
$600 All Inclusive (ASA certs and food)

If you are interested in a class that is not scheduled please contact us and we will find a time to offer it.  Ask about discounts if your party fills the boat or a boat to stay on the night before your class.