Adult Sailing: What’s Next?

Once you’ve taken the ASF Adult Beginning Sailing Course, what’s the next step? How about learning more in bigger boats on bigger water? ASF and AYC have linked up with several quality sailing education programs that will put you on track to sail 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 clubs or schools and tell them you want to take advantage of the Arizona Sailing Foundation and Arizona Yacht Club connection.

Arizona Yacht Club: AYC wants to help you continue your sailing journey by sharing our educational, social, racing and cruising resources with you, your friends and families. Please join us at one of our monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of every month. Find out more about the Arizona Yacht Club HERE, and check out their Learn About Sailing Things (L.A.S.T.) program HERE.

The Sailboat Shop (Lake Pleasant): has served Arizona sailors for over three decades. Owner Tom Errickson operates from Scorpion Bay Marina at Lake Pleasant and is able to offer several ASA sailing certifications, including ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, and 114. Instructors include Tom Errickson, along with Emory Heisler and Bob LaBine, both USCG-licensed captains.

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 Tom at 928.501.7245 for more information.

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

Tumbleweed Sailing (Lake Pleasant): Owner and AYC member Bruce Andress offers a Sail Away program that provides nearly unlimited sailing for a full year on Catalina 25 fin keelboats.

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. Make sure to mention that you are from out of state for potential discounts.

Harbor Sailboats (So.Cal.): Harbor Sailboats in San Diego also offers a membership program that includes ASA 101 instruction. Make sure to mention that you are out of state for potential discounts.

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.

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