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ASA Sailing Courses

Reef Runner Sailing School is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified and accredited program, offering the experienced or novice student a proven and successful curriculum to teach the skills necessary to bareboat and captain a coastal cruising sailing vessel.  Virtually all bareboat facilities, both domestic and international, recognize ASA certification as the standard of excellence. 

We offer stand-alone and combo classes for beginners and advanced students. By design, we keep our classes small. We usually have only 2 to 4 students per class. This guarantees each student enough hands on training to really learn to sail.

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Courses & Pricing

All prices above reflect a single person price (left) and a two-person price (right).

* The ASA charges a one-time certification fee of $39 which must be added to all 101 class prices.  

 

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Sailing

1-day course, day sailing

 

An introductory course for the occasional sailor.

Prerequisite: None

Course Description

Plan to spend one day on the water, as both skipper and crew, learning the basics of sailing including: nomenclature, points of sail, boat handling, basic docking, safety equipment, basic rules of the road,  and safe boating practices.


Please note: This is not an ASA course and does not come with a text book, logbook, or ASA certification/membership.

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$250 for 1 person

$400 for 2 people

 

ASA 101

Basic Keelboat Sailing

2-day course, day sailing

 

A comprehensive course for the beginning sailor.

Prerequisite: None

Course Description

Plan to spend two fun filled days on the water, as both skipper and crew, learning the basics of sailing including: nomenclature, sailing theory, points of sail, sail trim, tacking and jibing, docking, safety equipment, rules of the road, basic knots, crew overboard, and safe boating practices.

 

Upon completion, you will be able to sail a boat of about 20 to 27 feet in length in light to moderate conditions in familiar waters without supervision.

Course Includes

2-day class includes all course materials, ASA log book, and certificate of completion.

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$495* for 1 person

$950* for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$595* for 1 person

$1095* for 2 people

 

ASA 103

Basic Coastal Cruising

2-day course, day sailing

 

For the sailor with some experience. 

Prerequisite: ASA 101

Course Description

This course is designed to refine your basic sailing skills and make you a more competent and proficient sailor.  Expand upon your basic keelboat  knowledge over another fun filled and challenging 2 days aboard a fully fitted cruising sloop.  Refine your sail handling and learn: weather forecasting and interpretation, chart reading and navigation, boat handling under sail and power, skipper and crew duties, and much more.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to skipper and crew a sailboat of about 20 to 35 feet in length in moderate conditions in local and regional waters. 

Course Includes

2-day class includes all course materials and certificate of completion. 

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$595 for 1 person

$1095 for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

 $695 for 1 person

$1295 for 2 people

 

ASA 104

Bareboat Cruising

4-day course, live aboard

For sailors with experience on cruising sailboats. 

Prerequisite: ASA 101 & 103

Course Description

If your dream is to charter or bareboat a cruising sailboat, this is the course for you.  Refine your sail handling skills and learn about living aboard, extended cruise planning, boat systems and troubleshooting, ground tackle and anchoring, chart reading and course plotting, provisioning, and more.

 

This is intermediate coastal cruising for individuals with cruising experience.  Upon completion, you will be able to skipper or crew a sailboat of 30 to 50 feet by day in coastal waters.  Includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures. 

Course Includes

4-day class includes lodging onboard, provisions, all course materials, and certificate of completion. 

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$1195 for 1 person

$2295 for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$1595 for 1 person

$2995 for 2 people

 

ASA 114

Catamaran Cruising

2-day course, day sailing

For sailors with experience on cruising sailboats. This course is currently available for those wanting experience on their catamaran within the Panama City or Key Largo area. 

Prerequisite: ASA 101, 103, & 104

Course Description

If your dream is to charter or cruise a catamaran sailboat, this is the course for you.  Refine your sail handling skills and be able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length on inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

 

Upon completion you will have the knowledge of catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

Course Includes

2-day class includes all course materials and certificate of completion. 

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$795 for 1 person

$1495 for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$995 for 1 person

$1895 for 2 people

 

ASA 101 & 103

Intro to Sailing Combo

3-day course, day sailing

Our most popular course for

the beginning sailor. 

Prerequisite: none

Course Description

Maximize your time and spend three days covering all the material of the ASA Basic Keelboat and the ASA Coastal Cruising courses. Learn the basics of sailing including boat parts and nomenclature and then refine your skills. Sail trim and navigation are important elements of this class.  

Course Includes

3-day class includes all course materials, ASA log book, and certificate of completion.

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

 $995* for 1 person

$1895* for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$1195* for 1 person

$2195* for 2 people

 

ASA 103 & 104

Coastal & Bareboat Combo

5-day course, live aboard

A great value for a somewhat experienced sailor.  

Prerequisite: ASA 101

Course Description

Enhance and expand your basic sailing skills to the coastal and bareboat environs by taking ASA Basic Coastal Cruising and ASA Bareboat Cruising.  Spend 5 action packed days living aboard a cruising class sailboat.  The best value for the experienced sailor who wants to advance his skill.

Course Includes

5-day class includes lodging on board, provisions, all course materials, and certificate of completion.

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$1695 for 1 person

$3195 for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$1995 for 1 person

$3695 for 2 people

 

ASA 101, 103, & 104

Basic & Bareboat Combo

7-day course, live aboard

A great value for a somewhat experienced sailor.  

Prerequisite: Sailing Experience

Course Description

An action packed and fun filled full week of intensive training. Live aboard a cruising sailboat and challenge yourself by taking 3 ASA courses (Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising) in 7 days on the water. Upon completion you will be certified to bareboat a sailboat in the 30'-to-50' range.

Course Includes

7-day class includes lodging on board, provisions, all course materials, ASA log book, and certificate of completion.

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$2195* for 1 person

$4195* for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$2595* for 1 person

$4795* for 2 people

 

ASA 104 & 114

Bareboat & Catamaran Combo

5-day course, live aboard

For sailors with experience on cruising sailboats. This course is currently available for those wanting experience on their catamaran within the Panama City or Key Largo area. 

Prerequisite: ASA 101 & 103

Course Description

An action packed and fun filled 5 days of intensive training. Live aboard a cruising catamaran sailboat and challenge yourself by taking 2 ASA courses (Bareboat Cruising and Cruising Catamaran) in 5 days on the water. Upon completion you will be certified to bareboat a sailboat in the 30'-to-50' range, and handle a cruising catamaran in moderate to heavy weather.

Course Includes

5-day class includes lodging on board, provisions, all course materials,  and certificate of completion.

Pricing

Panama City Pricing 

$1895* for 1 person

$3595* for 2 people

Key Largo Pricing

$2295* for 1 person

$4295* for 2 people

 

ASA 105

Coastal Navigation

home study course

Prerequisite: None

Course Description

Upon completion, you will be 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 course. 

Course Includes

At home study class includes all course materials, step by step DVD, and certificate of completion.  Study on your own and take the examination at our facility.  A signed application form with full payment in advance is required for this class.

Pricing

$250 per person

 
 

ASA 106

Advanced Coastal Cruising

custom course

Prerequisite: 101, 103,104, & 105

Course Description

Upon completion, you will be able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions. This is a custom designed class, usually paired with annual passages we make between our two locations in Florida.

Course Includes

Class includes lodging on board, provisions, all course materials, and certificate of completion.

Pricing

 

ASA 118

Docking Endorsement 

For sailors with experience on cruising sailboats. This course is available for those looking to build confidence in docking their own boat.

Prerequisite: sailing experience

Course Description

Upon completion, you will be  able to safely and efficiently dock an auxiliary powered (single inboard or outboard engine) sailboat. Knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, engine and steering controls, proper use of dock lines, crew communication and safety.

Pricing

Panama City, FL

Booking Policy

Booking Deposit

A deposit of 50% is required to confirm your reservation.  The full balance is due prior to boarding.  You will receive an application form that, once completed and returned, will act as your booking confirmation.  Cancellations are allowed 14 or more days prior to boarding and carry a $150 fee.  We will make every effort to accommodate date changes if you need to reschedule. 

 

Prices are subject to change without prior notice unless deposit is received and reservation is confirmed. 

 

ASA Certification Fee

The ASA charges a one time certification fee of $39 for new students, which must be added to all 101 class prices. It applies only to 101 classes or combos which include the 101 class, and is not applicable to other ASA classes.

Gratuity

A customary gratuity for the instructor is not included in quoted prices, but is most appreciated for a job well done!

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1532 Jenks Ave
Panama City, FL 32405

Email: jeremy@rrsailing.com
Tel: (850) 890-1120

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