Learn to sail with confidence! Monterey Bay Sailing school offers courses for beginner sailors and seasoned skippers. We teach the American Sailing Association curriculum which is the definitive standard of safety and seamanship worldwide. The supportive learning environment will give you the confidence to skipper independently and reach your nautical goals. All courses are a complete on the water experience. Our driving passion is sailing oceans and we strive to share that with mariners of all ages and experience levels. Classes are custom tailored to suit your boat, your interests, your experience, and your crew. If you are not sailing at the level you want to be, let Monterey Bay Sailing get you there.
Absolutely must take course if you’ve ever considered learning how to sail. Turn any day into an adventure with this 2 hour course for all ages. You will learn how to feel comfortable around the equipment and familiarize yourself with the basics of sailing. For even more fun, bring some friends or family along to work together in this interactive and supportive class.
2 Hour Introduction to Sailing – $99 (minimum of 2 people)
Private 2 Hour Introduction to Sailing – $475 (up to 6 people)
Currently Offered – June 11-14, July 9-12, and August 6-9
Able to sail a boat of about 22 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
*Price includes Tuition, Book, Test, 1 year of ASA Membership, and lifetime ASA Certification. The Introduction to Sailing Course is recommended for new sailors with no experience prior to enrollment.
ASA 101 Public – $500 per person (minimum of 2 people)
ASA 101 Private – $2400 (up to 6 people)
Currently Offered – June 18-19, July 16-17, and August 13-14
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification
Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.
*Price includes Tuition, Books, Test, 1 year of ASA Membership, and lifetime ASA Certification.
Available 7 days a week.
(ASA 103) Group – $549 per person (minimum of two people)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification
An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures. *Price includes Tuition, Books & Tests. Available 7 days a week.
(ASA 104) Group – $649 per person (minimum of two people)
Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this Sailing Knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
*Price includes Tuition, Books & Tests. Available 7 days a week.
(ASA 105) Group – $849 (minimum of two people)
Consecutive classes for sailors wishing to accelerate their certifications.
6 Day Standard Course (Includes ASA 101, 103, 104) – Single $2099 • Couple $3799 • Group Price $1599 per person
8 Day Standard Course (Includes ASA 101, 103, 104, 105) – Single $2799 • Couple $4599
*Price includes Tuition, Books & Tests.
Available 7 days a week.