Adult & Family Sailing

Courses to achieve your sailing goals.

Sailing instruction for beginners or intermediate sailors.  Keelboat certifications and Club 420 sessions are offered.

Adult Keelboat Certification

ASA-101 is a beginner course for adult sailors with no previous experience, taught by certified American Sailing Association instructors, all whom have at least 10 years’ experience sailing. The boats used for ASA-101 are weighted-keel sloop-rigged sailboats, at 22 feet in length. After your ASA-101 certification, you’ll know what all of that means. For now, just know that they are very stable and safe and perfect for someone with no experience. This is the best course for any adult interested in sailing. By the end of the course you’ll be able to comfortably sail your own vessel up to 27′ in length, or serve as crew on a sailing vessel.

Each class meets for four sessions of three hours each. Each class is three students, led by an onboard instructor. After you register, you’ll be mailed your included copy of ASA’s new text Sailing Made Easy. On your first day you’ll also receive an ASA Official Logbook, a Rules of the Road hand-out, as well as USCG Federal Requirements. ASA-101 Certification is available to members of the ASA who successfully complete the course. If you’re not yet a member, you can join the ASA at the completion of the course as well.

For those who have previous experience sailing and would like to test-out for a certification, you may take the ASA-101 Basic Keelboat Challenge. Demonstrate your basic skills on the boat, and the pass the written exam to receive your ASA-101 Certification.

Cost: $454 for individuals, $874 for a pair, or $1293 for three people.
ASA Membership is $39 at completion of the course if you wish to be ASA Certified.

View Times/Register for 2020
2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
May 30, 31, Jun 6, 7
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 01:30 pm varies Cancelled Click here to register
June 1, 3, 8, 10
Monday & Wednesday
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm varies Cancelled Click here to register
June 22, 24, 29, July 1
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm varies Cancelled Click here to register
July 18, 19, 25, 26
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 01:30 pm varies Sold Out Click here to register
August 1, 2, 8, 9
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 01:30 pm varies Sold Out Click here to register
August 10, 12, 17, 19
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm varies Sold Out Click here to register

Adult Club 420 Sailing

This new program will let Adults get out on the water on our club 420 fleet. Each session is four, three hour, evening classes. In these classes you will learn the basics of sailing a club 420. This includes safety, tacking, gybing, upwind sailing, mark rounding, and more. On the last evening of class there will be a race to test your new skills against your classmates. This class is open to all beginners through advanced. Taking this class may also qualify you for our membership program. Enrolling in this program will allow you to check out club 420s during our open sailing times. To learn more about the membership program contact your instructor.

Note that the Club 420 is a small sailing dingy.  These boats require agile movement and the ability to pull ones body weight into the boat if capsized.

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2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
June 4, 5, 11, 12
Thursday & Friday
6pm – 9pm $345 Cancelled Click here to register

Wednesday Night Racing

Test your sailing skills every Wednesday evening starting June 3rd, 2020. SCSS will host (and provide boats) for an evening small boat racing series. This series is open to any sailor who has taken past classes at SCSS or can pass a basic sailing skills test.  This race series is all about improving your sailing skills in a fun, low pressure, race environment.

Never raced before? Don’t let that hold you back. Our instructors will go over the basic rules of the road and starting sequence. The number one goal of this program is to give you the opportunity to improve your sailing skills in a structured, non competitive, environment.

Wednesday night racing is for sailors of all ages who have some experience sailing. If you are unsure if you qualify, click here to contact us.

Races on August 26 have been canceled.

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2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
Wednesdays, June through August 5pm – 9pm varies Sold Out Click here to register

Adult and Family Sailing

Family, Friends, and Corporate Sailing.  For all skill levels.

Jealous of your junior SCSS sailors having all the fun? Need a unique team building adventure for your company? Experience St. Croix River sailing for yourself! Accompanied by an SCSS instructor, you and your closest friends, family, or co workers will enjoy the thrill of sailboat racing! Select the Tuesday that works best for you to set sail.

Sailing experience is not required. This program is a great way to get out on the water and discover the joy of sailing on the St. Croix River. There will be no yelling or high level of competition on board unless prearranged by your crew. (The local sailing club holds races on these evenings…)

You and up to three of your guests (children are welcome) will rig an SCSS J/22 and head out on the water. We provide instruction tailored specifically to your skill level every step of the way. Sailors will meet at the Cruise docks at 5:30 pm and be back to the docks by 8:30 pm.

View Times/Register for 2020
2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
June 2 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Cancelled Click here to register
June 9 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Cancelled Click here to register
June 16 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Cancelled Click here to register
June 23 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Cancelled Click here to register
July 14 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Expired Click here to register
July 21 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Expired Click here to register
July 28 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Expired Click here to register
August 4 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Sold Out Click here to register
August 11 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Expired Click here to register
August 18 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Expired Click here to register
August 25 5:30pm – 8:30pm $190 Expired Click here to register