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Keyport Yacht Club Sailing School

NOW CONDUCTING BASIC KEEL BOAT CLASSES

SEE AVAILABLE DATES BELOW WITHIN ASA 101 BASIC KEEL

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Learn to Sail at Keyport Yacht Club Sailing School (KYCSS)

At KYCSS we keep it Simple and FUN! 

Whether you are new to sailing, need a refresher, or wish to expand your sailing skills, we have American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified Courses available that are perfect for you.
 
Raritan Bay and Keyport Harbor provide protected sailing areas for novices as well as open water challenges for advanced students. Learn to sail while taking in magnificent views of the Manhattan Skyline and soak in the beauty of our New Jersey sunsets. This area is ideally suited to learning the sport of sailing, from basic techniques to coastal cruising, navigation and chartering.
 
The Keyport Yacht Club Sailing School (KYCSS) is conveniently located just off exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway.
KYCSS ASA certified instructors are experienced sailors who will teach you to sail confidently and safely while having fun learning a sport that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
 
At KYCSS, as an ASA certified facility, you can experience the class and boat style to make you comfortable with sailing on the level you desire. For those who may want to start from the beginning, as so many young sailors have, or would like to become involved with racing sailboats, we offer sessions aboard a tiller boat with an outboard.
 
For those who want to get into a cruising boat faster, you can experience a boat 26’ or larger with wheel steering and inboard diesel engine. This option provides a very stable platform for those seeking a certain level of comfort.
We offer choices that not only teach you how to sail but give boat options that suit your future plans.

Our small group classes are mostly taught on weekends and include classroom instruction and on the water participation. 

Weekday classes can be arranged if needed. The average day involves five to six hours of hands on sailing
-  Richard Branson
 
COMMENTS from STUDENTS
" I had a great experience this weekend,  learned alot . " D.H (101)
 

"I really appreciate your guidance on the water and in the classroom. You made sailing look easy and a lot of fun."  M.B. (101) 

"It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Your love of sailing was evident as well as your professionalism and pride in what you do..." S.A (101)

"Thank you for the wonderful weekend. I have learned so much and it was so much fun." L.G.  (101)     

 "We had an amazing time this weekend and cannot thank you enough!  It was such a great experience. " AR (103) 

 

 

 

Keyport Yacht Club Sailing School

Contact Us at [email protected] for additional information

 

Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. This is a  two-day course, 9 AM-4 PM each day, limited to a maximum of four (4) students. Here you will apply the knowledge gained at the helm of one of our sailboats. Fee includes textbook, ASA certification, membership to the American Sailing Association and full access to all ASA benefits including a complimentary trial subscription to Sailing Magazine.   $395  
 

ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Classes:

Dates                    DOW                     Instructor            Openings

9/12-13                 Sat/Sun                Primo                     4 spots

 

ASA 111, Sailing ReviewASA 111, Sailing Review

Perfect if you desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills, imparted during previous sailing course(s). Sailing Review may be taken multiple times and may include friends or family - contact us for details. Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review. 3 Hours on the water with a Certified ASA Instructor.    $195

Available by Appointment -   contact us at :     [email protected]
 
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
With Basic Sailing Skills ASA 101 as a prerequisite, students will learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 28'-40' keelboat. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking and mooring procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and Seamanship. Understand the systems aboard a cruising boat with an Auxiliary inboard engine. The two-day weekend course (9AM-4PM) is spent aboard the boat and underway with a maximum of three (3) other students. Fee includes textbook, and ASA certification.    $345
Check Out YouTube Video created by Primo Torres during an ASA 103 Class https://youtu.be/umD-YXEXHLc
 
No prerequisites! No sailing skills required!
Learn the theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters, be a NAVIGATOR! This includes understanding: navigation chart basics, course planning, dead reckoning, cruising guides, true and magnetic courses, correcting for current, bearings, and much more. Fee includes a $75 textbook, practice charts and ASA Certification.     $375
No More COASTAL NAVIGATION Classes until Fall 2020 - Winter 2021
 

                                 

ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program 
At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
KYC Sailing School is offering $50.00 off to veterans and their spouses for any ASA course.
 

 

The State of New Jersey requires anyone operating a boat with an engine to obtain a Boating Safety Certificate!

 Where can I take a Boat Safety Course? To find an approved safety course in your area, it is easiest to search the internet for NJ Boating Safety Classes or check newspapers.                             Can I take the boat safety course on-line? Yes. However, after successful completion of the internet portion of the course, the student will have to complete an in-person, proctored exam. The Marine Services Bureau cautions students, prior to beginning the on-line study, to check with the on-line course provider to insure they provide a testing location within driving distance from the student’s location. 

Search online for NJ Boater Safety Online classes  or https://www.boaterexam.com/usa/newjersey/

 

 

Keyport Yacht Club Sailing School Instructors

Captain Bill Mulholland -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101, 103, 104, 105: Basic Keel Boat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation.

Captain John Makar -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101, 103, 104, 105: Basic Keel Boat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation.

Vince Rogers -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101, 103, 104, 105: Basic Keel Boat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation.

Joe Wawrzynski II -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101: Basic Keel Boat.

Ray Nolting -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101: Basic Keel Boat.

Kurt Disney -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101: Basic Keel Boat.

Rich Catena -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101: Basic Keel Boat. 

Primitivo Torres -  American Sailing Association Instructor Certified to teach 101: Basic Keel Boat.

CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE From Sailing Scuttlebutt

About the KYC BOAT SHARE PROGRAM 

 http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2019/11/10/forgotten-boats-are-now-the-rock-stars/