Class Fees - Learn and Sail
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Learning to sail has never been so much fun and at a very low cost.
Come join us - we would love to share our experiences, joy and skills. Our fees, membership and sail pass include classes, book, mentoring(Practice Sails all season) and access to boats.
COST TO NEW LEVEL 1 STUDENTS*
ASI is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.
Returning Unrated and Level 1 members from last year only pay the Membership Fee and Sail Pass Fee for unlimited Free access to the Level 1 sailboats.
See details below.
Level 1 Maintenance Class is offered at Kent Lake on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings, all summer, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Level 1 Maintenance at Stony Creek Lake is scheduled one Saturday per month or on an as needed basis.
See Burgee and members Calendar for details. Students recieve the emailed Burgee free upon membership.
This class must be completed before final L1 written test is taken.
All members are encouraged to take part in regular ongoing Saturday Maintenance at 9am at Kent Lake.
All members, including Students, are encouraged to be Dock Master, its a great learning experience. You can now ask to do this with a Mentor! And the hours count as part of your total required volunteer hours.
2013 FEE SCHEDULE*
- New Student(L1) ... $135.00
Returning Unrated/Student... $135.00 ($ 145.00 if paid after 2/01/13)
Level 1 ...... $135.00 ($ 145.00 if paid after 2/01/13)
Level 2 ...... $220.00 ($ 230.00 if paid after 2/01/13) (charts extra.)
Level 3 ...... $260.00 ($ 270.00 if paid after 2/01/13) (charts extra.)
Level 4 ...... $300.00 ($ 310.00 if paid after 2/01/13) (charts extra.)
Interlake Racing Program ...
- additional $25 for returning racers
- additional $15 for first time new racers
- FREE for those who earned Level 1 rating in the previous season.
US Sailing Small Boat Certification Test:
$25.00 (There is an additional cost payable to US Sailing for certification)
Level 1 $155.00
Level 2 $260.00
Level 3 $300.00
Level 4 $360.00
($60 added to Level 3 tuition for the transfer trip)
For all keelboat classes involving an overnight, dockage, fuel and pump out are the responsibility of the students. Students must also purchase charts for Keelboat classes. Information will be provided by instructors as to which charts are required.
* Metro Park entrance fee is the responsibility of the participant.
As a Student Sail Pass holder (unrated), you can take practice sails with our rated sailors (Mentors and/or Water Instructors) all you want, as often as you want. You can take the Level 1 tests when you feel ready. After qualifying, you can take the L1 boats out as the skipper as often as you like, consistent with some common-sense rules, of course. For example, ASI does not allow single-handed sailing. You’ll learn more about this in the classes.
Unrated members have two years to get the Level 1 rating but getting the Level 1 rating can be easily accomplished after your classes in the same year. The program was designed that way. If for any reason you are unable to complete your rating in two years, just sign up for the class again. If you believe you have a situation that needs review, we offer a process for that thru our Operations Team, just let us know
MINIMUM VOLUNTEER HOUR REQUIREMENTS:
ASI is a non-profit, and for the most part, all-volunteer organization, ASI is dependent upon the involvement of our members for success.
Let us know what your skills are, and where you'd like to participate. Volunteer hours are satisfied by performing maintenance, instructing, being a dock master, and in many other areas (check www.sailasi.org for a more complete list).
The following is a schedule of the minimum volunteer hours required to maintain any sail pass. All Sail Pass-holding members give back, based on their rating:
All Sail Pass-holding members give back, based on their rating:
Unrated students - 6 hours the first year; 12 hours there after.
Level 1 --------------- 12 hours (includes returning unrated students)
Level 2 --------------- 22 hours (12 hrs. on Level 1 boats and 10 hrs. on Level 2 boats)
Level 3/4 ------------- 32 hours (12 hrs. on Level 1 boats, 10 hrs. each on Level 2 boats & Level 3-4 boats)
Interlake Racers -- 2 additional volunteer hours (must involve Level 1 boat maintenance)
ASI does not allow refunds. Please see ASI’s Frequently Asked Questions
(Available at www.sailasi.org under "Who is ASI / FAQ's" for additional information on this policy.)