Adult Sailing Instruction & Certification
The Stillwater Yacht Club is an American Sailing Association certified sailing school. Adult lessons are taught using one of our sailboats by Charlie Kurtmen, SYC Port Captain, who is an ASA-certified instructor. FJ, Santana 22, Catalina 25, or Hunter 36 sailboats may be used, depending on the level of certification or instruction being taught. The cost for SYC members is $300 per certification course, plus the cost of books, materials and fees to the ASA (est. $50). The number of sessions required for each certificate depends upon your skill level.
For lessons Contact: Captain Charlie Kurtmen
SYC offers following ASA certification courses:
Basic Small Boat Sailing (ASA 110)
General Description: Able to sail a centerboard or multihull sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
General Description: Able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certificate
General Description: Able to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.
Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)
(Intermediate Coastal Cruising)
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification
General Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 - 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.
Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)
Description: Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.