Lessons

ASA Affiliated Sailing School

Sailing conditions just outside of our harbor are some the best in Hawaii.  Trade winds 12-22 knots most days and flat seas as the wind blow offshore of the island of Oahu. Trade winds 12-22 knots most days and flat seas as the wind blow offshore of the island of Oahu.

Honolulu Sailing Company business was started in 1974.  We have owned a wide variety of boats now concentrating on popular worldwide charter boat models such as the Beneteau 393. With 20+years sailing Hawaiian waters,  ASA member since 1998, we ensure student proficiency!

We offer the same courses but the amazing amount of life experiences on the ocean that our instructors have shows in their patience and always positive attitude. We enjoy a lot of repeat customers and referrals. Hard to beat the good sailing conditions our location has to offer. Boats used are late model Beneteaus that are also popular bareboat charter boats used by moorings and Sunsail.

Besides 101-106 courses we also offer passage making courses to the farthest out islands like Kauai and Hawaii Island for those wishing to earn the advanced sailing (106) certificate.
Also, even our one week bareboat class will cover 200 Miles in a week, will anchor in at least 12 different anchorages and harbors, visit 4-5 islands, have sailing conditions ranging from 10-30knts.

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing:

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) 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:

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) 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 interpretation, safety and seamanship.

ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering:

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

ASA 105 Coastal Navigation:

Able to apply the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.

ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising:

 This course will enable one to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel up to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters in any conditions. Topics covered to include heavy weather sailing precautions, night sailing and night watches, day and night navigation, tricky anchorages, engine and other systems trouble shooting, and spinnaker handling.

One Week Cruise and Learn Vacation:

Taught aboard one of our late model Beneteaus (as seen here) with four students per class we offer Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering on one cruise and Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising on the other.