Chesapeake Bay


Home

Purpose

Schedule of Courses

Course Descriptions

Course Prerequisites

School Yachts

ASA Certification

Registration Info

Our Location

Our People

Contact Us

School Store

Cruise Reports

Photo Album


Send Email to office@mdschool.com





ASA Award School.jpg (302694 bytes)


ASA Award Tursi.jpg (522201 bytes)


ASA_Award_Tucker.JPG (465335 bytes)


ASA_Award_Boccuti.jpg (440516 bytes)

 

~ A Cut Above ~

 

2021

Intensive sail training on Chesapeake Bay 
aboard an
 Island Packet Sailing Yacht

Professional Captain 
USCG Licensed & ASA Instructor Certified

Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) are each four-day live aboard courses in which you'll learn to competently operate a 30+ foot cruising sailboat. At completion of both courses, you'll be able to skipper a boat of this size in coastal and bay areas during daylight. 

Scholarship.jpg (328541 bytes) Acadame1.jpg (331555 bytes) Acadame2.jpg (164050 bytes)

Intermediate Coastal Cruising (ASA104): Learn extended cruise planning, equipment preparations, navigation, weather analysis, port-entry, anchoring and more while sailing to various destinations in Chesapeake Bay. 

You may live aboard the yacht during all courses

Request Additional Information

Online Course Registration

You may register for any course online
or email to office@mdschool.com
 or call us at 410-639-7030

Descriptions of Books can be found at our School Store

ASA101
Four Day Course
Tuition: $975 + ASA Fee of $39
Includes Books & ASA Certification
2021 ASA101 Schedule
May 6-9 July 3-6 Sept 10-13
May 25-28 July 22-25 Sept 10-13
Women's Class
June 12-15 Aug 7-10
June 20-23 Aug 24-27 Sept 27-30
Oct 20-23
ASA103
Four Day Course
Tuition: $975
Includes Books & ASA Certification
2021 ASA103 Schedule
May 10-13 July 7-10 Aug 28-31
May 29-June 1 July 11-14 Sept 14-17
June 7-10 July 26-29 Oct 1-4
June 16-19 Aug 11-14 Oct 24-27
June 20-23
Combined ASA101-103 Courses
Eight Day Course
Tuition: $1650 + ASA Fee of $39
(This is a $300 discount from the regular course tuitions)
Includes Books & ASA Certifications
2021 ASA101-103 Schedule
May 6-13 July 3-10 Sept 10-17
May 25-June 1 July 22-29 Sept 27-Oct 4
June 12-19 Aug 7-14 Oct 20-27
Aug 24-31
ASA104
Five Day Cruise- Rock Hall to Rock Hall
Tuition: $1500
Includes Books, Onboard Food & ASA Certification
2021 ASA104 Schedule
May 14-18 July 11-15 Sept 1-5
June 2-6 July 30-Aug 3 Sept 18-22
June 20-24 Aug 15-19 Oct 5-9
Oct 28-Nov 1

Six-day, 130 mile one-way cruise from Norfolk, VA to Rock Hall, MD aboard our IP40 ocean sailing yacht for ASA104 certification.
 June 20-25. Fee $1600

Combined ASA103-104 Courses
Nine Day Course
Tuition: $2175
(This is a $300 discount from the regular course tuitions)
Includes Books, five days of Onboard Food & ASA Certifications
2021 ASA103-104 Schedule
May 10-18 July 7-15 Aug 28-Sept 5
May 29-June 6 July 26-Aug 3 Sept 14-22
June 16-24 Aug 11-19 Oct 1-9
Oct 24-Nov 1
Combined ASA101-103-104 Courses
13 Day Course & Cruise- Rock Hall to Rock Hall
Tuition $2850
plus ASA Fee of $39
(This is a $600 discount from the regular course tuitions)
Includes Books, five days of Onboard Food & ASA Certifications
2021 ASA101-103-104 Schedule
May 6-18 July 3-15 Aug 24-Sept 5
May 25-June 6 July 22-Aug 3 Sept 10-22
June 12-24 Aug 7-19 Sept 27-Oct 9
Oct 20-Nov 1

Notes:

  • With adequate previous experience, students taking the ASA103 course may challenge ASA101 for an additional fee of $250 to cover the cost of books and ASA testing plus the $39 ASA membership fee. Students seeking to challenge ASA101 will be asked to submit a description of their experience in advance for approval by our teaching staff.

  • You may board the boat and sleep aboard the  evening before your course starting date and until the end of your course.

  • Special dates can be arranged for groups of four or more students who cannot make any of the above scheduled dates.

  • Students can receive the combined course discounts above while choosing their own class dates.  To qualify for the combined discount: (1) Register for all classes prior to the first class on one registration form.  (2) Classes that you choose are in the same calendar year.  (3) Final payment is due for all classes 60 days before the start of first class, or upon class registration if less than 60 days prior to start of first class.

ASA118 Docking Course 

Two Day Course
Tuition: $550
Includes Books & ASA Certification

2021 ASA118 Docking Schedule
May 1-2 July 17-18 Sept 6-7
May 4-5 July 24-25 Sept 23-24
May 19-20 July 28-29 Sept 25-26
May 22-23 Aug 4-5 Oct 10-11
June 7-8 Aug 21-22 Oct 30-31
June 26-27    

Docking a large cruising boat safely and without damage can be a daunting task especially when the wind blows 20 knots. Bow sprits and marriages are often broken or severely damaged in the process. We've designed a hands-on docking practice program on Island Packet 32 foot cruising yachts to help all sailors, whether experienced or beginner, to learn the best methods for docking.

 

 

Private Docking Instruction
$1050 per day for a group of two, three or four students.
Two days are required if ASA118 Certification is desired

Due to insurance restrictions, we cannot conduct docking instruction on boats other than our own.  However, we are happy to schedule private docking instruction on one of our Island Packet 32s for two to four students in a group. Often couples schedule one day of private docking instruction with a specific focus on their needs and they find this to be sufficient.  If the group desires ASA118 certification, two back to back days must be scheduled in order to cover all of the skills and examination required for certification.  

 

Request Additional Information

Online Course Registration

 

Copyright The Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship, Inc., All rights reserved.
Copyright The Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship, Inc., All rights reserved.
Web site design by F. Hayden Designs, Inc.