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Basic coastal cruising standard (ASA 103)

Not a complete beginner to sailing but not an expert yet either? This American Sailing Association Accredited intermediary course to sailing is the perfect way for you to hone your skills! This course covers one module and requires the completion of the Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (ASA 101). This course  allows you to skipper in the US and leads to the ASA's International Proficiency Certificate which lets you skipper in most popular European countries! You are strongly encouraged to form a crew of at least 4. 

Per pax:

SGD 2,754.00


Classes are held every fortnight from Thursday to Sunday provided we have 4 students.

Please refer to the calendar for course dates.

Class size is up to 6.


  • Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 25-35 feet in length by day, in moderate winds and sea conditions

  • This certificate will allow you to skipper in the US.

Module outline 

  • Cruising Sailboat Terminology

  • Basic Boat Systems

  • Auxiliary Engine Operation

  • Docking Procedures

  • Intermediate Sail Trim

  • Navigation Rules

  • Basic Coastal Navigation

  • Anchoring

  • Weather Interpretation

  • Safety and Seamanship

module Details:


  • Cruising Sailboat Terminology

  • Safety Equipment and Procedures

  • Navigation and Weather

  • Sail Plan

  • Seamanship

  • Emergencies


  • Preliminaries

  • Navigation

  • Under Power

  • Under Sail

  • Return to Dock/Slip

  • Knots

More information on the course:

  • Pre-course study and on-the-water training sessions.

  • Classes will be conducted on our boats (For more information on what our boats look like refer to our Meet our Fleet page)

  • Written exam at the end of the course

  • Successful candidates will receive an American Sailing Association certificate upon completion.

  • Students will then be eligible for the next course level of Bareboat Cruising Standard (ASA 104).

  • The course brings you one step closer towards the ASA's International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) which requires ASA101, ASA103 and ASA104.

    • The IPC allows you to skipper in the US and select *European countries.

* European countries include Belarus, Croatia, France, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Course run time:

9am to 6pm daily for 4 days


*Students can decide whether to stay overnight but do note that students are required to stay overnight for at least one night*


Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (ASA 101)


  • $700 for a Tioman sailing trip on top of ASA courses

  • $700 for a Bintan sailing trip on top of ASA courses

  • $700 for a Phuket sailing trip on top of ASA courses


Courses are conducted Year-round 

Note that photographs and videos taken during the course may be used for training and marketing purposes.

*Please refer to the Terms & Conditions here

*For FAQ, click here.

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