Learn to Sail

In the blue waters of Waikiki

Learn to Sail with an
American Sailing Association Certified Instructor

There is no better place to learn to sail than off the south shore of Oahu.  If you are looking to become an ASA Certified sailor or just more proficient in the art of sailing, our classes will get you fully prepared.

ASA classes are taught by certified instructors, guided by a proven curriculum designed to get you sailing safely and confidently. Perfect for sailing families, our classes are for students 10 years and up.

If you’re looking to be a more skilled sailor or captain your own boat, our classes will prepare you to follow your sailing dreams.

Review our available classes and reserve your spot today!

Basic Keelboat Sailing

ASA 101

New to sailing? Start here.

Course Length: 1 or 2 days (depending on class size) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This is a basic sailing standard designed to teach a person new to sailing how to safely sail and dock a sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters. You will take the helm of boats designed with a beginning sailor in mind. You will become familiar with required safety equipment, points of sail, “rules of the road”, docking, and sailing terminology.
 

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts, and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship, and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required.

$595.00 Per Person Shared Class plus tax
$850.00 Private Class plus tax
Includes logbook, registration fees, and certification fees plus a 1-year membership to ASA.
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Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) certification
Course Length: 1 or 2 days (depending on class size) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
This is a transition course designed to build upon the skills learned in ASA 101 with the objective of becoming a competent, safe cruising sailor. You will learn to communicate effectively with your crew so that you will soon be able to become the “skipper” of a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered keelboat between 25 feet and 35 feet in length by day in moderate wind and sea conditions. Additionally, ASA 103 provides an introduction to understanding and maintaining a sailboat’s electrical and plumbing systems, the auxiliary engine, sail trim, heaving-to, reefing, anchoring, weather, safety, and seamanship.
 
 
$595.00 Per Person Shared Class plus tax
$850.00 Private Class plus tax
 
Includes logbook, registration fees, and certification fees plus a 1-year membership to ASA.
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Bareboat Cruising

ASA 104

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) certifications
Course Length: 3 days, 2 nights
This is a three-day, two-night intermediate cruising standard designed for individuals with cruising experience who have mastered the skills contained in ASA 101 and ASA 103. You will be able to act as skipper or crew of a sloop-rigged, auxiliary-powered keelboat of approximately 30- to 45-foot sailing by day in coastal waters. Participants will receive a combination of instruction and hands-on learning that covers piloting, dead reckoning, docking, system troubleshooting, maintenance, navigation, cruise planning, weather forecasts, and overnight anchoring. Two nights will be spent on board.
 
Includes logbook, registration fees, and certification fees plus a 1-year membership to ASA.
  • 1 student $1200
  • 2 students $1400
  • 3 students $1500
  • 4 students $1600

Prices are per day plus tax.

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Specifics

  • Private or Group Classes: Book a private class for 1 or a group class of 4.
  • Course schedule: Class training in the morning, and sailing practice in the afternoon.
  • Meeting place: Kewalo Basin, 1025 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814.
  • What to bring & wear: You shouldn’t get too wet, but dress for the sun and a little spray: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and maybe a towel. Boat shoes or barefoot on the boat. 
  • Parking: free parking near the beach or $1/hr pay parking

Please note: This is a hands-on learning experience on a small boat with no alcohol served. You will be asked to help steer the boat and trim the sails! This is an open group activity with a minimum of 2 people. The minimum age for this course is 10 years old.

More questions? 

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Capt. Rob Rupnow - Certified ASA Instructor