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Adult Sailing: What’s Next?

Once you’ve taken the ASF Adult Beginning Sailing Course, what’s the next step?
What about learning more in bigger boats on bigger water? ASF has linked up with several quality sailing education programs that will put you on a keel boat and prepare you to charter a sailboat anywhere in the world.

The Ferrings' J/80 and Tom Errickson's colorful Erickson 26 on Lake Pleasant. Photo: Janet Cohen
The Ferrings’ J/80 and Tom Errickson’s colorful Erickson 26 on Lake Pleasant. Photo: Janet Cohen

Contact any of these schools and tell them you want to take advantage of the Arizona Sailing Foundation and Arizona Yacht Club connection.

The Sailboat Shop: For $450, Tom Errickson offers a two-day ASA 101 course that includes all ASA (American Sailing Association) required materials. The course is conducted from Scorpion Bay Marina on Lake Pleasant, just northwest of Phoenix. As an ASF graduate, if you join AYC and graduate from the Sailboat Shop’s ASA course, Tom will offer a free weekday rental of a Catalina 25 sailboat. Call 928.501.7245 for more information.

Southwest Sailing offers ASA and NauticEd certifications at Lake Pleasant, in Southern California or where you want them. Captain Emory Heisler is also certified to administer the NauticEd practical exams for their online courses. Contact SWsailing for 10% off NauticEd online education courses.

Tiller and Kites: Offers all ASF grads a $75 discount on the four-day International Yacht Training Day Skipper Course (normally $575). Tiller and Kites operate from Pleasant Harbor Marina at Lake Pleasant and uses a variety of boats, including Santana 20s, J/24s, and catamarans.

Tumbleweed Sailing, offers a “Sail Away” boat ownership sharing program on Catalina 25 fin keelboats. Contact Tumbleweed Sailing.

Marina Sailing: (So.Cal.): Marina Sailing boasts six fleets of boats spread from San Diego all the way up to Oxnard, CA. AYC members are eligible for out of state membership discounts. One time costs of $150 initiation + $150 deposit and then only $75/quarter gets you all the benefits of Marina Sailing charter and ASA class membership benefits. That’s over 50% savings compared to their standard membership costs.

Harbor Sailboats (So.Cal.): Harbor Sailboats in San Diego will offer its regular $395 two-day ASA 101 course to ASF Beginning Sailing graduates for $295 (plus $84 for course materials and ASA membership) when signing up for the annual out-of-county membership, which costs $540/year. The $540 is a credit toward boat rentals for the following 12 months.

Arizona Yacht Club: Naturally, we’d like to see you keep sailing and begin to tap into the educational, social, and racing resources of the Arizona Yacht Club (AYC). Please join us at one of our monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of every month. Here’s more information about our club.

Lake Pleasant Sailing Club: If a more laid-back approach seems more your style, then the cruising and social Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC) might be right for you.

Harbor Sailboats can put you on the water in San Diego.
Marina Sailing and Harbor Sailboats can put you on the water in SoCal.