Sail Hawaii International offers sailing and navigation courses from beginner to advanced levels with the American Sailing Association leading to certification that is recognized worldwide. Courses are taught by friendly, experienced USCG licensed Captain / instructors. Courses are regularly scheduled and fees include ASA certification, practice on a boat and ASA membership (Basic Keelboat 101 course).
Instruction takes place in a private classroom in our office or we can also enjoy the peaceful garden setting of the courtyard of the Ilikai Hotel. However, the best place to learn how to sail is on the water! For basic and intermediate level courses we are very lucky to have one of the world's most iconic sailing areas- Waikiki, on our doorstep. For advanced courses the harbors and anchorages around Oahu and the neighbor islands of Molokai, Lanai and Maui are within range from the docks of Ala Wai and Kewalo Harbor. For more information about sailing courses with Sail Hawaii, please click on one of the links below:
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Pacific Offshore Challenge Open Reservation
Pacific Offshore Challenge 1 week Cruise & Learn Sailing Adventure in Hawaii, Open Reservation, Price: $1895 + 7.71% Hawaii GE tax & ocean permit fee = $2041.10
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Course Open Reservation
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course, open reservation. Price: $595.00 + 7.71% Hawaii GE Tax + Ocean permit fee = $640.87.
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Course, Open Reservation
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course, open reservation. Price: $595.00 + 7.71% Hawaii GE Tax + Ocean permit fee = $640.87
ASA 101 & 103 Combination Course, Open Reservation
ASA 101 Basic Keelboat & ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising combination course, open reservation. Price: $720 + 7.71% Hawaii GE Tax + Ocean permit fee = $775.51.
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Course, Open Reservation
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Course, open reservation. 3 day/ 2 night. Price: $895 + 7.71% Hawaii GE Tax + Ocean permit fee = $964.00
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Course, Open Reservation
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Course, Open Reservation. Price: $395 + 7.71% Hawaii GE Tax + Ocean permit fee = $425.45
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Course, Open Reservation
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Course, Open Reservation. 3 day/ 2 night. Price: $895 + 7.71% Hawaii GE Tax + Ocean permit fee = $964.00
ASA Basic Keelboat 101
ASA Basic Coastal Cruising 103
ASA Bareboat Cruising 104
The US Coast Guard's National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) developed a strategic plan in 2012 designed to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that take place each year in recreational boating accidents. In the plan, NBSAC referenced a significant lack of On-Water instruction in recreational boat operation and set one of the plan's objectives to fill that gap. The NOWS Program is the direct result of that strategic objective.
The instructional approach used in the ASA Basic Keelboat 101 course conforms with the American National Standards for on-water, skills (NOWS) based instruction in entry-level recreational boat operation as specified in this Supplier Declaration of Conformity.
*National Association of State Boating Law Administrators