American Sailing Institute Sailing Courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, safe, hands-on educational environment where students learn seamanship and boating safety and develop nautical skills and self confidence on the water. Learning to sail involves learning to handle boats and sails, docking, maintenance, and navigation. Check Course Descriptions below for details on American Sailing Institute’s Sailing Class Descriptions.
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ASI offers 4 levels of sailing course instruction as well as an Advanced Level 1 Class. All members begin by taking our Introductory Level 1 Class. We’ll teach you to sail “The ASI Way”! All members learn safe and consistent boat handling and share common language and expectations. And since we pass on these skills to the next group of students we all operate from the same knowledge base. American Sailing Institute is a Southeast Michigan Sailing School.
ASI provides mentors and instructors for students taking Practice Sails. Currently we offer organized practice sails 3 days a week. When you become a student be sure to sign up for the practice sail e-mail.
Here is a complete list of the courses that ASI is offering this summer:
Here’s a sample Day-one Sailing Class Topics
First Shore School (3 hours)
1. The ASI sailing program description ASI Member Handbook
2. The boat: Interlake 18’ Handouts
3. The sails Pg. 18
4. The wind Pg. 20-23
5. Steering Pg. 36-38
6. Basic sail trim Pg. 47
7. Basic boat balance and trim Pg. 39
8. Points of sail Pg. 43-46
9. Coming about Pg. 48-53
10. Jibing Pg. 56-69
11. Marlinespike Pg. 94-46 and handouts
We’re here to answer your questions Contact Us or call Traci at 248-393-4280
Water classes are held at our Kensington Metropark Location on Kent Lake in Milford, Michigan and Stony Creek Lake at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township, Michigan.