Overview of Classes?
We offer five levels of classes that qualify for ASA certification, two courses that qualify for ASA endorsements and two miscellaneous courses.
Our sailing courses (that qualify for ASA certification) are:
Our navigation courses (that qualify for ASA certification) are:
Our courses that qualify for ASA endorsements are:
We have two additional courses:
All of our sailing classes are a combination of theory (classroom sessions taught at the Colorado Executive Club Building) and practical sessions (on the water sessions held at either Cherry Creek or Chatfield Reservoirs). Practical sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. Sorry, but at this time, we do not offer practical sessions at either Lake Carter or Lake Dillon.
For our Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising Courses, we request that you attend the "First Theory Class" prior to going out on the boat. This first theory covers the physics of how the sails work and how a boat sails upwind. You will also receive your lifejacket at that first theory. All theory class starting dates are listed on the (Current Starting Dates) page.
After you have attended the first theory, you will receive a user-id and password to our online reservation system. You can start scheduling your practical sessions immediately. If you have registered for the Basic Keelboat or the Basic Coastal Cruising course, 3 practical sessions are included. If you have registered for the Combined course, 6 practical sessions are included.
There is no need to attend all three theory sessions prior to starting your practical sessions, you can start sailing as soon as you have completed Theory # 1.
To register for any of our sailing classes, select the class title you wish, then navigate to the following location:
For Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Combined Course, Bareboat Chartering, Docking Addendum, Spinnaker Class or if you wish additional practical sessions for any of our courses, please go to the Store/Sailing Instruction page.
For Coastal Navigation, Celestial Navigation, or our Weather For The Mariner class, please go to the Store/Navigation Courses page.
Select the course title you wish to register for and purchase the item. For the sailing classes, please send us an email for the specific dates (Current Starting Dates) you wish for the theory sessions. As we only offer the navigation classes once a year, there is no need to send us an email requesting specific dates for these classes.
If you wish to pay for the class at Theory # 1, using either a check or cash, please select the "Cash On Delivery" option when the forms are requesting payment.