Prerequisite: Basic Keelboat 101

This Intermediate Sailing course is perfect for the sailor who wants to leave the confines of day sailing and get hands-on experience on big cruising boats with wheel steering and diesel engines.

During this course you’ll gain hands-on experience:

  • Learn how to dock a cruising yacht.
  • Learn how to pick up a mooring on the first pass, every time.
  • Learn mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems,
  • Learn what sail combinations to carry under various wind and sea conditions.
  • Learn how to identify the elements of that perfect cove and make safe anchorage.
  • Learn new ways to recover crew overboard and how to get them back on the boat.
  • Learn more useful knots. (Yes, more knots!)

Classes are 9am-5pm with a 1 hour lunchbreak

We sail on 32′ Cruisers.



















    If you’re a member of The Passport Sailing Club, after completion of this course you will be able to take out all of the boats in our fleet!

    $850 per person | 9am- 5pm every day

     Basic Coastal Cruising is a 3 Day course. Class dates are not interchangeable.

    Fri, Sat & Sun

    Nov 18, 19, 20 (1 SPOT LEFT!)

    2023 Schedule:

    Fri, Sat & Sun

    March 3, 4 & 5
    March 31, Apr 1 & 2
    May 5, 6 & 7
    May 19, 20 & 21
    June 9, 10 & 11


    Included in Course:

    Once you are registered:

    • ASA’s “Basic Coastal Cruising Made Easy” Text Book

      Contact Us:

      Give us a call at (770) 945-8810


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      We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the course!

      Office Hours: Every Day 9am-5pm

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      • ASA Logbook
      • White or Tan soled sneakers or boatshoes. Dark soled shoes will scuff the deck of the boats
      • Sunscreen & Sunglasses
      • Water
      • Plan for lunch! You will have a 1 hour lunch break. You may bring a bagged lunch. Holiday Marina has a restaurant, The Twisted Oar. And there are many restaurants on Lake Lanier Islands Pkwy nearby.


      We sail under all kind of weather conditions. Yes, even rain! Check the weather before you come and dress appropriately. If the Dock Master deems the weather too bad for sailing, instruction and review will continue in the classroom or on the dock until the weather passes.



      14 days prior to class we have our captains and our boats committed. If you reschedule 14 days or less of your scheduled class, the change will be subject to a $100.00 transfer fee. No refunds. Thank you for your understanding!


      Sail year round without the hassle of boat ownership. Once you’ve completed your 103 certification you gain access to sail our whole fleet!
      You are eligible for the next level sailing course! Bareboat Cruising will certify you to skipper sailboats up to 45′