ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Testout

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Leader: JoAnn Long

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Important notice: you must reach out to JoAnn Long to schedule your test-out!

She may be reached a JoAnn will add your name to the test-out candidates and note possible dates you are available. Each week several dates will be chosen as possibilities and the weather and wind conditions will determine the date and times the test-outs will be conducted. 

Prerequisite: Hoofer Sailing Club Member, J-24 Light rating or a Heavy Keelboat Crew rating.  

The ASA 101 course is the first step in the certification process for sailors who wish to charter a sailboat someday. It is open to members and non-members.

This course is an opportunity to demonstrate your sailing knowledge and the ability to sail a sloop-rigged keelboat approximately 20-27 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. 

Check this link to see the complete ASA Standards you are expected to know to test-out in his course.

Students coming in from the Heavy Keelboat fleet can get checked off on the J-Fleet skills demonstrated through this test-out. Inform your instructor to get a J-Fleet Progress Sheet started for you. A J-24 rating will not be given from this test-out; however, many of the skills will be fulfilled and the student will only be a few classes from a light rating. 

Cost: $ 170  UW student/Hoofer Sailing Club member

          $200    Faculty/Staff/Union Member/Hoofer Sailing Club member

Please register in person at the Outdoor Programs Office.  You may also register by phone also by calling 608-262-1630 and pick up your materials later.

This class includes:

The ASA Publication:  "Sailing Made Easy"  It will be given to you upon sign-up. Students registering by phone will have to come to the Outdoor Programs Office to get their copy. Students are expected to have read and studied this textbook prior to the test-out. The written examination is based on this text.

The ASA Logbook:  The logbooks will be given to you by your instructor upon completion of the class.

OUW Staff - Students are to receive a copy of the book "Sailing Made Easy." Non-members are to recieve a one month membership

Event Type
Lesson / Training


There are 4 people in this event, with 8 spots remaining.