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ASA Instructors are sailing professionals who have it all. Join them and chart a course that leads to a successful career in the sailing industry. If you have the experience, now you can have the credentials you deserve. By qualifying to the ASA Instructor Standards you obtain internationally recognized credentials. These credentials document your experience and level of proficiency - from Basic Keelboat Sailing to Offshore Passagemaking - and assist you in commanding the respect you have earned.

AS AN ASA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR YOU ARE:

  • Enhancing your career development potential as a professional.
  • Qualified to teach and certify students to uniform national Standards which are internationally recognized.
  • Playing an important role in improving the quality and extent of educational opportunities for the recreational sailor.
  • A member of a professional organization which provides you with teaching materials and services, a centralized national certification authority, continuing education programs for ASA Instructors, member discounts on useful products and services, and a wide variety of other benefits.
  • Recognized internationally as a leader in sail education.
ASA Instructor Certification Standards parallel those required for students, but at a much higher level, with emphasis on teaching. They are: Basic Keelboat Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising, Celestial Navigation, and Offshore Passagemaking. As all instructors follow this sequence of Certification, each expands his or her skills, experience and professional standing. While you may choose to stop at any level of Certification, there are no short cuts as every ASA Instructor undergoes the same process of evaluation.

The American Sailing Association conducts "Instructor Qualification Clinics" (known as [IQS'S) throughout the United States. If you are currently teaching sailing, or wish to teach sailing, consider becoming an ASA Instructor. If you feel your experience and sailing proficiency are presently at Certification level, we invite you to apply to an IQC nearest you. If you are successful, you will be awarded the American Sailing Association's Instructor Certification Seal and an InstructorÝs Certificate for the highest Level achieved.


ASA IQC hosted by New York Sailing School

These ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic will be the held in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and will be based out of Yacht Haven Grande Marina in Charlotte Amalie. There are two separate clinics being offered.

CLINIC #1: January 26 - 30, 2011

ASA Sailing Instructor Courses:

218 - DEI - Docking Endorsement Instructor
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - End time: 5:00 pm

204 - BBCI - Bareboat Charter Instructor
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - End time: 5:00 pm

214 - CCMI - Coastal Cruising Multihull Instructor
Friday, January 28, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - End time: 5:00 pm

206 - ACCI - Advanced Coastal Cruising Instructor
Saturday, January 29-30, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - Sunday, End time: 12:00 pm

ASA Sailing Instructor Clinics website

Clinic information and pricing

Download Application and Fax or email to abell@american-sailing.com

 



CLINIC #2: February 27 - March 5, 2011

ASA Sailing Instructor Courses:

201 - BKBI - Basic Keelboat Instructor
Sunday, February 27-28, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - Monday, End time: 5:00 pm

203/205 - BCCI/CONI - Basic Coastal Cruising/Coastal Navigation Instructor
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - End time: 5:00 pm

204 - BBCI - Bareboat Charter Instructor
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - End time: 5:00 pm

214 - CCMI - Coastal Cruising Multihull Instructor
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - End time: 5:00 pm

206 - ACCI - Advanced Coastal Cruising Instructor
Friday, March 4-5, 2011
Start time: 8:00 am thru - Saturday, End time: 12:00 pm

ASA Sailing Instructor Clinics website

Clinic information and pricing

Download Application and Fax or email to abell@american-sailing.com

 



Accommodations:

The boat we will use is "Good Medicine", a Fountain-Pajot 46' Bahia Luxury Catamaran.  We can offer a great deal on accommodations and meals aboard the catamaran making this an exciting live-a-board clinic in sailing paradise. 

The cost is $145 per night plus a $35 meal rate per day that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This comes to $180 a day or $865 for 5 nights (Clinic #1) or $1225 for 7 nights (Clinic #2) of living and dining aboard.  Students electing not to enroll in the full clinic can pay $180 per night for their accommodations and meals.


Travel:

Book all flights to the St Thomas airport (code STT).

  When you arrive at the airport, call Captain Bob so he can assist you and knows of your arrival.  Locate the taxi dispatcher out front and take a taxi to Yacht Haven Grande.  Tell the driver to drop you close to the Marina Office located on the waterfront in the building behind the Hubbly Bubbly Hookah Lounge.

 

What to bring:

 

  • Passport
  • The ASA books and logbook
  • Plotting tools and pencils
  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts, T-shirts, swimsuit & hat
  • Sandals (no shoes on the boat please)
  • Snorkel and fins (we have them aboard)

  • Contacts:

    Please feel free to contact Captain Bob Ward, the Instructor Evaluator, with any questions regarding travel, the clinic or accommodations and meal plans.

     

    Captain Bob Ward
    captbobward@gmail.com
    646-548-4228


    Please Call American Sailing Association at 310 822-7171 for Instructor Qualification Clinic Application.

    22 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5753 - Voice 914-235-6052 - E-mail sailing@nyss.com