Class Description – Advanced L1

…This is American Sailing Institute’s Advanced Level 1 Class…

Welcome to the webpages for the ASI Advanced Level 1 Class. When you have gained some experience as a rated L1 sailor and you want to fine tune your skills, this is the class for you.

Note: that you must be an American Sailing Institute member and sign into the ASI website to download the Study Guide for this class.(available March 1, 2013)

It’s back, by popular demand!

Our pilot program for an advanced Level-1 sailing class was completed successfully last year, with a full roster of 10 students and good student feedback on the curriculum. Based on that result, ASI will continue to offer this class for the 2013 sailing season.

If you are interested in taking the advanced L1 class this year, please look for a notice in the Burgee at the beginning of March. It will contain instructions for signing up as well as a class schedule. Please do not send emails to me before that requesting to hold a spot for you – classes will fill on a first-come/first-serve basis after the notice in the Burgee is sent out in March.

There will be 5 class dates throughout the year and two students can sign up for each date. Classes are open to ASI members in good standing with at least an L1 rating. Unless you are already an experienced sailor, I recommend you have at least one full season as a rated L1 sailor before taking this class.

Class Description:

The purpose of the class is to build on basic ASI L1 instruction to take students to the next level of sailing skill and confidence. Content includes reinforcement of key concepts taught in basic L1, instruction on more advanced techniques and controls, and sharing of practical tips in a wide variety of sailing topics. This class does not cover racing rules or tactics. Potential students include capable rated L1 sailors, new L1 instructors, L1 racing students, future L2 students, and even L2 or above sailors who would like to refresh or strengthen their basic understanding of sailing concepts. You must be rated and up to date on membership fees and work hours to take the class.

Each student’s class is completed in one day, mostly on the water at Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark in Milford, MI and lasts 7-8 hours. The cost is $35 paid in advance to the Sail Secretary. There are no refunds and you must pay the fee within one week of being informed that you are on the student list or your spot will be offered to the next available student.

Here is the Advanced Level-1 Sailing Class – Overview

Here is the Advanced Level-1 Sailing Class – Module List

Manitou in North Channel

Manitou  30' Catalina sailboat in North Channel

30' Catalina sailboat in North Channel as night falls over Sturgeon Cove

Level One Interlakes

Level One Interlakes

Spinakers up at Kent Cup Race.
After you become a L1 sailor you can join the Racing Team for free that first year.

Voyager in the North Channel

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