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 2021

Additional dates will be added as summer approaches and instructors become available.

2021 Dates Time Price Status Registration
June 7, 9, 14, 16
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $454 Sold Out Click here to register
July 7, 8, 14, 15
Wednesday & Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $454 Sold Out Click here to register
August 16, 18, 23, 26
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $454 Upcoming Click here to register

Wednesday Night Racing

Test your sailing skills every Wednesday this summer! 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, casual 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.

Adults and youths are welcome to attend.  This is also a great way for parents to sail with their kids!

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.

View Times/Register for 2021
2021 Dates Time Price Status Registration
Wednesdays, June through August 5pm – 9pm $40 Upcoming Click here to register

Group 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 the St. Croix River sailing for yourself!  Accompanied by an SCSS instructor, you and your friends, family, or co-workers will enjoy the thrill of sailboat racing! Select the date 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 pre-arranged by your crew.

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 around 8:30 pm.

Dates for 2021 are forthcoming…