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)You are strongly encouraged to form a crew of at least 4. 

Per pax:

SGD 2550


*New * Course Date Opening:

  • 24th March 2021 to 27th March 2021 (5 Spots left)

  • 8th April 2021 to 11th April 2021 (5 Spots left)

Course Date: 26th February to 1st March 2021 (2 Spots left)

Kindly note that we require of class of 4 to go. If you have less than 4 people, you may have to wait for other people to join the class. 

Class size is up to 8.


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

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

What to Anticipate:


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

- 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).

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)


Courses are conducted Year-round 

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