American Sailing Institute – Class Fees

Class Fees – Learn and Sail


Learning to sail has never been so much fun and at a very low cost. Come join us – we would love to share our experiance, joy and skills of sailing. Our fees, membership and sail pass include classes, book, mentoring, practice sails and access to our fleet of interlake sailboats.

2014 ASI Level 1 Classes
$165.00 Instruction (includes book)
$90.00 ASI Membership Fee
$125.00 Student Sail Pass
$380.00 Total ASI fee

Contact us to sign up for classes.

Level 1 Maintenance Class is offered at Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings, all summer, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Level 1 Maintenance at Stony Creek Lake at Stony Creek Metropark is scheduled one Saturday per month or on an as needed basis. This class must be completed before final L1 written test is taken. Our e-zine, the Burgee, and members calendar has class details. Students receive the Burgee free upon membership.

All members, including Students, are encouraged to be Dock Master, its a great learning experience. You can now ask to do this with a Mentor! And the hours count as part of your total required volunteer hours.

Take this Short Quiz and you’ll receive a small email gift when you submit your answers.

* Metro Park entrance fees are the responsibility of the member.
* ASI does not offer refunds
* ASI is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization


Note Also
As a Student Sail Pass holder (unrated), you can take practice sails with our rated sailors (Mentors and/or Water Instructors) all you want, as often as you want. You can take the Level 1 tests when you feel ready. After qualifying, you can take the L1 boats out as the skipper as often as you like, consistent with some common-sense rules, of course. For example, ASI does not allow single-handed sailing. You’ll learn more about this in the classes. Unrated members have two years to get the Level 1 rating but getting the Level 1 rating can be easily accomplished after your classes in the same year. The program was designed that way. If for any reason you are unable to complete your rating in two years, just sign up for the class again. If you believe you have a situation that needs review, we offer a process for that thru our Operations Team, just let us know.


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Classes are forming now! Sail with us at Stony Creek Lake at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Twp. MI or at Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan.

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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