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SunRise Sailing Academy

Sailing Certification ASA

We are proud to be an ASA Certified Training Facility offering  Learn to Sail and Advanced Sailing courses  through our local US Coast Guard Licensed Captains, ASA Certified training instructors and facilities.

The American Sailing Association is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts. When you join the American Sailing Association, or work with an ASA certified sailing school, you know you’re learning to how to sail and getting the most rigorous, safety-first education and the best sailing instruction available.

Sunrise Sailing Academy offers easy sailing lessons on Lake Lanier to our members as well as the public. We are proud of the fact that our students and members really learn to sail. Our Private Lesson prices are the same as other schools multi-student classes where the focus is on getting the entire class though the course as opposed to focusing on you, one on one, at your pace, not the slowest student in the class.  We offer discounted multi-student class rates and limit to four students per boat.

SunRise Sailing Academy offers ASA 101 Basic Keelboat,  ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, ASA 105 Basic Coastal Navigation, ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran and ASA 118, Docking Endorsement. We guarantee our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat students Certification.  In the event a student doesn’t pass our ASA 101 course within the scheduled course completion date, we will provide additional instruction until you have passed the course and certified, at no cost to you.

Sunrise Sailing Academy  offers Private Sailing Classes at the same price or less than the other Sailing Schools charge for group lessons. We do offer group lessons and group discounts for two or more students. New this year, we will schedule one group lesson per month at discounted prices. Group or Semi-private lessons are limited to 4 students; you will never share a class with more than three others. Classes may be scheduled with as few as one person and generally on the date you desire. Call 770-271-7444 for more information.

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Watch one of our members out on Lake Lanier, GA.

FreeTime Sailing Fleet allows our students the opportunity to try out their newly acquired sailing skills on the boat that they train on.  Once a member, training fees and a portion of the initial membership fees paid to FreeTime Sailing Fleet may be applied to an upgrade to a Sunrise Sailing Club membership.

Benefits of SunRise Sail

  • ASA Certified Training

    We are proud to be an ASA Certified Training Facility offering  Learn to Sail and Advanced Sailing courses  through our local US Coast Guard Licensed Captains, ASA Certified training instructors and facilities.

  • Safety-first Education

    When you join the American Sailing Association, or work with an ASA certified sailing school, you know you’re learning to how to sail and getting the most rigorous, safety-first education and the best sailing instruction available.

  • Focused on You

    Our Private Lesson prices are the same as other schools multi-student classes where the focus is on getting the entire class though the course as opposed to focusing on you, one on one, at your pace, not the other students in the class.

  • Guaranteed Certification

    In the event a student doesn’t pass our ASA 101 course within the scheduled course completion date, we will provide additional instruction until you have passed the course and certified, at no cost to you.

ASA 101 Sailing Lesson

ASA 101 – BASIC KEELBOAT CERTIFICATION

Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required.

ASA 103 – BASIC COASTAL CRUISING

Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather forecast interpretation, safety and seamanship.

ASA 103 Sailing Lesson
Bareboat Cruising Made Easy

ASA 104 – Bare Boat Cruising

Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30′-45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

ASA 105 – BASIC COASTAL NAVIGATION

Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters.

ASA 105 Sailing Lesson

ASA 114 – Cruising Catamaran

Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45′ feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

ASA 114 – Cruising Catamaran

Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Docking Endorsement

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US

Heather Childers Bussey

What an incredible weekend!!! My husband and I decided to learn to sail and spent Saturday and Sunday doing just that. Dan was an excellent teacher!! Before Saturday, I had never even been on a sail boat and now I can SAIL one!!! I’m excited about our new adventure! Thank you Dan and Sunrise Sail!!

Heather Childers Bussey
Justyna Winiarska-Field

My husband and I took the course and we absolutely loved it!  The experience was great and we both received our certifications and feel like we gained a lot of knowledge and confidence with taking the boats out. The location of the club is amazing and the lake is beautiful. We highly recommend taking the first step of learning to sail with Sunrise Sail.

Justyna Winiarska-Field