Learn on our First 22--specically designed for ASA 101

America's Cup Winner Ted Turner always said "...learning to sail on a big boat is like going to college before going to grammer school."

We believe that the most important of all the ASA certifications is ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing , and that the most important lesson to be learned is the instinctive feeling for interaction of the wind, the boat, and the sailor himself, tiller in hand, on a small boat. Students describe it as Zen-like
Accordingly, we teach our ASA 101 Boot Camp course over three days of training, tailored to your immediate goals aboard our BENETEAU ASA FIRST 22 --custom designed by Benteau and ASA for 101 certification.  We start with two days of on-water and classroom instruction.  On the third day, written and on-water testing is done in the morning, and the afternoon is for your first solo.  When you bring the boat back to the dock, your ASA 101 certificate will be waiting at the dock. Chances are that your first solo sail will make you a raving fan of sailing, and that your newfound competence and confidence will make you ready to go wherever your sailing career takes you. 

ASA’s guidelines recommend a minimum of 24 on-water sailing hours between the ASA 101 and 103 courses, so we make our ASA Beneteau First 22 available to our certified students at a good discount off regular rental pricing. Or, you might want to join our Mariner Club and enjoy discounts year-round. 

We hold open enrollment courses every month and offer group discounts.  Please check our calendar for availability and pricing.

When you are ready for your ASA 103 certification, we offer a two-day course on our brand new Jeanneau 419 with the same commitment in laying a strong foundation for your sailing career.

  1. ASA Sailing School
    Try our Palm Beach Sailing Boot Camp. Internationally-recognized ASA certificate on a Beneateau First 22. We believe the 101 course is a foundation not a stepping stone
  2. New Sailboat Sales
    25 years of excellence in customer satisfaction. Featuring the luxury Jeanneau Yacht Series. 2017 Jeanneau Dealer of the year.
  3. Ownership Programs
    Enjoy Ownership more at lower costs Ownership and usage programs that fit your personal needs. Four Smart programs to choose from
  4. Sailboat Charters
    Charter one of our late model catamarans or mono hull sail boats in the Florida Keys, Miami, The Bahamas, St Petersburg, or the British Virgin Islands
  5. Yacht Brokerage
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  6. Mariner Club
    Designed to allow members to experience a the joys of boating without the expenses of ownership. Members are entitled to discounts at all Florida Yacht Group locations.