ASA Sailing School
YOUR PERSONAL GUARANTEE FROM US
We understand there is more than one way to teach something. We also understand that there is more than one school from which to choose. While several schools may be teaching essentially the same things, how they teach it usually is not. If you select Bellhaven as your sailing school, our instructors will tailor their instruction to your learning style and goals. If you prepare prior to your course according to our recommended curriculum, you should successfully pass our courses. If for some reason you do not meet the criteria for passing, and you have prepared, we will encourage you to retake the course for free. Registration Form and Costs
Bellhaven offers a broad range of sailing courses which emphasize practical, hands on experience on the water. All of our courses are designed so that students gain practical hands on experience through patient, professional instruction. Rather than enticing you with ASA courses we are unable to certify you in, we only offer our students the courses we are certified by the American Sailing Association to teach. We are happy to recommend other ASA schools offering certified courses of interest, which are not offered by us.
Courses are offered in three formats, with each intended to deliver maximum value and learning potential while meeting the individual goals and schedules of students. All formats are offered throughout the year on a scheduled basis.
Private courses are designed to allow students to cover any of our standard courses in a personalized way, increase subject knowledge of specific interest to the student, or to enhance specific skills which a student may wish to focus upon or further develop.
Weekender courses are designed for people from all over the Northwest who want to cover various courses one step at a time. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday in the spring and fall, these courses usually will include an overnight cruise to someplace in the San Juan Islands, giving students practical anchoring and navigation practice. A great weekend getaway into the islands while gaining skills and local knowledge of the islands. If you have a group of four these weekends can be scheduled to your timetable.
Cruise N Learns are the most popular format for people from around the Northwest and the country. They not only offer a full week of on the water hands on experience, but also offer students an exciting week long vacation living the “cruising lifestyle”. Students are able to earn Bareboat Charter Certification during the week, giving them not just the license to skipper their own boat, but also the experience and local knowledge to do so safely in the future.
Power Boat Instruction providing private or group sessions wth single or twin screw. Half-day docking instruction or RPBA Certification. Your boat or ours. Please call for information.
AVAILABLE FROM BELLHAVEN
ASA 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 - Intermediate Coastal Cruising/Bareboat Chartering
ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation
ASA 106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising
As you can see, there are a wide variety of courses which Bellhaven Sailing School/Bellhaven Charters offers. If you are not sure which courses are the right ones for you, call us. We are happy to discuss with you any prior experience.