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SAILING COURSES
Sandy Bottoms' Sailing instructors are certified by the AMERICAN SAILING ASSOCIATION and thus must meet their internationally recognized rigorous standards.   We strive to provide a unique, comprehensive, & enjoyable course designed with 
ASA standards & YOUR needs. 

-ASA Sailing Lessons are available in September, October, and the first two weeks of November & December.  Classes fill up fast.   

 

-Students must be 16 years or older to achieve certification from the ASA Sailing Association. 

-Due to the large size of our boat, we can not offer ASA 101 as a classroom only. 

We can however, offer ASA 101 with ASA 103 as a live aboard course.  See below for details.  

 

-If you are a single passenger interested in taking our lessons, please contact us for available dates with other students. 

 

-We require at least two students for our classes to provide the best sailing experience.

-We ask that you study the ASA textbooks for at least one month.

 

We sail around the East Coast of Puerto Rico to the local offshore islands.  These include; Culebra, Palomino, Icacos, and Lobos. 

*Our destinations depend on weather and ocean conditions.  

ASA 101 & 103 BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING & BASIC COASTAL CRUISING
Prerequisites: None

Price: Cost $2,900 p/p (minimum of 2 persons, maximum of 4  persons) (4 Night, 5 Day Course)


Description: Learn the essentials of sailing in a fun atmosphere.  This course is a live aboard course, that includes textbooks/log book, tests, meals on the boat, and accommodation.   Class materials are mailed to the students before our class begins to insure you may study materials before our journey begins.   

 

Courses will teach the following:  knowledge of sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, sail trim, anchoring, points of sail, basic boat systems, buoyage, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures,  weather forecast interpretation, seamanship and safety including navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards and MORE!

ASA103 BASIC COASTAL CRUISING
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA101) certification

Length: 3 day course

Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Price: Cost $1,450 p/p (minimum of 2 persons, maximum of 4)

**Accommodation on the boat is available during your lessons at $150 a night.  


Description: This three days course is design to further familiarize you with the parts of the boat and conditions at sea in a fun and relaxing environment. Learn about navigation, sail trimming, vessel handling under engine, rules of the road, safety and seamanship and much more.  Price includes the textbook “Coastal Cruising Made Easy” and test for ASA103 Certification.  

ASA104 BAREBOAT CHARTERING
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA103) certifications

Length: 2 nights, 3 days -- live aboard course
Price: $1,900 p/p (minimum of 2 persons, maximum of 4)


Description: a continuation of ASA101 & ASA103.  A two night live aboard course designed to teach you how to skipper and crew on a sailboat up to 50 feet in length. You will learn about provisioning, galley operation, boat systems, inboard engine operation & maintenance,  advance sail trim,  basic chart plotting & GPS operation, weather & dinghy/tender operation.  Includes textbook “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” & tests.

ASA 103 & 104  BASIC COASTAL CRUISING AND BAREBOAT CHARTERING

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101)

Length: 4 nights, 5 days -- live aboard course

Price: $2,900 p/p (minimum of 2 persons, maximum of 4)

Description: designed to further familiarize you with parts of the boat and conditions at sea in a fun and relaxing environment. Advance your skills by learning more about navigation, sail trimming, vessel handling under engine, rules of the road, safety and seamanship.   We teach you how to skipper and crew on a sailboat up to 50 feet in length. You will learn about provisioning, galley operation, boat systems, inboard engine operation & maintenance,  chart plotting & GPS operation, weather & dinghy/tender operation. 

ASA 101, 103, & 104  BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING, BASIC COASTAL CRUISING, AND BAREBOAT CHARTERING

Length: 6 nights, 7 days

Price: $3,500 p/p (min of 2 persons, max of 4)

Learn all three courses in a weeks time while sailing through Puerto Rico and the local offshore islands; Culebra, Palomino, Lobos, and Icacos.    

**We are happy to customize any of these courses for you and your group.   Please contact us to plan your journey today!  Reach us by email at sandybottomspr@gmail.com or call 787-400-2409.**

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