ASA Classes

Los Angeles Yacht Club is an official American Sailing Association or ASA sailing school, which meets rigorous standards recognized internationally. Our classes meet all the ASA Standards for each class level: 101, 103, 104, 105. The club maintains a sailing calendar from which students can select lessons and instructors. Regular and group classes take place Saturday and Sunday. Individual and group lessons can be scheduled by special request on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

ASA sailing certification facilities give sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. If you choose to venture beyond the sailing basics, we’ll expand your horizons by teaching you to navigate with electronics and with the stars. Become certified at advanced or offshore levels to be able to navigate the world’s oceans safely and confidently. You can learn it all or select the things that interest you the most. Selecting an ASA school assures you of professional training and the best value for your sail education dollar. Instructors at American Sailing Association sailing schools also go through a rigorous certification process to ensure you of the best possible learning experience.

American Sailing Association Certification Courses teach you how to sail. The courses cover sailing technique, boat handling and safety adhering to the standards set by the American Sailing Association (ASA).


COVID-19 Information – June 25, 2020

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Yacht Club will be conducting ASA 101 sailing lessons with no more than two students per boat.  Because of the close proximity of students and instructors aboard the boats, safety protocols will be strictly adhered to. A list of protocols will be provided at each lesson.

Available Courses

Course ASA 101

ASA 101 course includes up to 20 hours of lessons including an hour for testing. Cost is $700.00, which includes testing and certificate. more at

We also offer an ASA 101 Challenge course for experienced sailors for only $200.00 for 4 hours. This includes both on the water and written exam needed for ASA certification.

Intended Outcome

Ability to safely skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions.

Class Topics
  • Basic sailing terminology
  • Parts and functions of boat
  • Helm commands
  • Sail trim
  • Points of sail
  • Safety and seamanship

Courses ASA 103-105

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising — $450 for 10 Hours

ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering — $995 for 2 Day Course

ASA 105 Navigation — $395

Please inquire for further details.  more at

Private Lessons

The Club’s ASA certified instructors also offer private lessons, with or without certification:
$150.00/4 hours – one person
$200/4 hours – two persons

Sailing Classes Sign Up Form

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