ASA Sailing Classes
PYC is thrilled to host Paramour Sailing as our provider of ASA sailing classes and certifications. For those looking to begin or added to their sailing resume, these classes and certifications can open the door to your sailing cruising dreams.
Paul Barnett, Your Sailing Instructor
Paramour Sailing was born from the love of sailing and is driven by a passion for sharing that love with others.
While Paul cut his teeth in the scrappy world of small boat sailing, for the past decade he has been more focused on sharing his knowledge and expertise using larger keel boats at the Perry Yacht Club on Lake Perry.
Zero to Hero Sailing Day Camp
Zero to Hero Sailing Day Camp for Adults at PYC: This four day camp is designed to fast track a beginner sailor from Introduction to Sailing through ASA 101 Certification. The final skills test is the Crew Overboard Procedure where recovery of a sailor in the water makes the skipper a hero. Normally, the Intro to Sailing Class and the ASA 101 Certification Class are a total of three days, the additional day builds confidence through fun skill building activities. Zero to Hero is offered during weekdays. The cost of $980 per student (PYC Members $960) includes four days of instruction, all ASA 101 materials and registrations, and full use of the Perry Yacht Club campground and facilities.
One-Day Sailing Class
One-Day Sailing Class for Beginners at PYC Offered Saturdays or Sundays: The purpose of this class is to introduce beginning and inexperienced sailors to the basics of sailing on a mid-sized boat. Safety and fun are emphasized. This course will be taught on a Catalina 22. Students will benefit from a small class size of up to 4 people from no more than 2 households.* This course is an ideal prerequisite to American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification 101. The cost is $245 per student for approximately seven hours of both classroom and on the water instruction. Skills, terms, and safety procedures are introduced in the outdoor classroom and later applied on board in real wind and water conditions.
ASA 101 -Basic Keelboat
Weekend American Sailing Association (ASA) Basic Keelboat Classes at PYC: In this ASA 101 Certification course you will practice basic sailing skills, safety, weather, and learn advanced sailing techniques and nautical skills. The fee of $565 ($545 for PYC members) includes two days of instruction, ASA textbook, ASA Logbook, certification testing, ASA Registration, and a 90 day ASA membership. Prior sailing experience is a prerequisite. All new sailors can prepare for this class by taking the One-Day Sailing Class for Beginners and/or private lessons. ASA Certifications open the world of cruising and chartering in locations around the world.
Intro Into Cruising
Intro to Cruising- New in 2024! Prerequisite: ASA 101- Intro to Cruising will present more advanced skills to navigate, manage the sail inventory, trim for speed, live aboard for an extended time on a charter or your own cruising sailboat. This is a one-day class aboard our 32-foot flagship Time Out, which is a Hunter 326. The cost is $270 per student ($250 for PYC Members). You will be on board all day. Class will be begin below deck as we prepare for our journey around the lake. You’ll bring your lunch which we will eat at anchor. (This is NOT a certification class.)
If you are unable to attend a scheduled class or prefer a more personalized experience, private lessons are a great option to accommodate your schedule and sailing needs. Private lessons are taught on our Catalina 22 or your boat. The cost for private lessons is $120 an hour with a three hour minimum for up to four students of your choosing. Private lessons are great for: Checking ‘Learn to Sail’ off the bucket list, treating yourself and or your family to a fun day on the water, working on specific sailing skills, orienting yourself to your new boat, a special celebration, or extra practice for ASA Certification.
Private lessons can be scheduled with flexibility on weekdays, evenings, and holiday weekends. Call, text, or e-mail and we’ll find a time that works for your schedule.
2024 Adult Sail Ed Schedule
Zero to Hero Sailing Day Camp for Adults
Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23
Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20
Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18
Monday August 19 through Thursday August 22
Monday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 19
One-Day Sailing Class for Beginners (Friday or Saturday)
April Friday, 26 July Friday, 26
May Friday, 10 Saturday, 27
Saturday, 11 Sunday, 28
Saturday, 25 - FULL August Sunday, 11
June Saturday, 1 Saturday, 14
Sunday, 2 Sunday, 25
Sunday, 30 September Friday, 6
(ASA 101) Basic Keelboat Certification Course (Saturday & Sunday)
April 27-28 July 13-14
May 4-5 20-21
18-19 August 3-4
June 8-9 17-18
14-15 September 7-8
Intro to Cruising
Saturday, June, 29 Saturday, August 8