ASA 110 Small Boat Sailing

ASA 110On-Water Sailing Seminars

Course Description

Able to sail a centerboard mono 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. Daysailing standard on monohull or multihull sailboats less than 20 feet in length and without a fixed, weighted keel.


  • Demonstrate ability to TREAD WATER for a min. of 5 min. and SWIM (100 yards min.) without touching any object.

After successfully completing the ASA 110 Small Boat sailing program, all of our CERTIFIED SAILORS DEMOSTRATE ABILITY, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS on the following:


  • Identify the parts of a sailboat.
  • Describe the functions of basic items on a sailboat.
  • Define basic navigation terms.
  • Identify sails and parts of a sail.
  • Explain the terms and points of sail and identify them from diagrams.
  • Apply the Navigation Rules (International and Inland navigation rules for prevention of collision) by means of diagrams in situations and identify the sailboat or powerboat that is the “stand on” and “give way” vessel.
  • Apply Rule 5.


Describe the actions to be taken when sailing in the vicinity of commercial shipping (Rule 9, Nav. Rules).

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