Stockton State Park Marina

VOTED OUTSTANDING SAILING SCHOOL

FOR 3 YEARS

Selected As One Of The Top 20 Out Of 300 Sailing Schools In The World

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LEARN TO SAIL IN ONE WEEKEND

Find out why we are Stockton Lake's oldest and largest sailing school. We specialize in private lessons only for individuals and small groups. It's just you and the instructor - no pressure. All courses are taught by an ASA certified instructor and licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain.

Each certification requires participants to fully satisfy both knowledge and skills standards, which will be verified through a written exam and on-the-water practical exam.

Basic Keelboat (BKB101) (2 Days)

Prerequisites: None

Description: 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.  Demonstrated 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.

Participants will have required reading and homework before they come to class. Participants will be on the water for 6 or more hours per day plus classroom time. Check the Course Standards (things that you will be required to know) at ASA.com under "Course Standards" or in the ASA log book.

Per Person/Private Instruction: $625.00**

Bring a friend or family member: $550.00 each**

** This includes a $39.00 one year membership to ASA, ASA course book, and ASA log book.

ASA highly recommends that each certification level be augmented with a minimum of 24 to 40 hours of practice in between courses.
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Basic Coastal Cruising (BCC103) (2 Days)

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) Certification

Description: Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in 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.

Participants will be on the water for 6 or more hours per day plus classroom time.  Check the course standards (things you are required to know) at ASA.com under "Course Standards" or in the ASA log book.


Per Person/Private Instruction: $575.00

Bring a friend or family member: $495.00 each

Cost includes ASA course book.

ASA highly recommends that each certification level be augmented with a minimum of 24 to 40 hours of practice in between courses.
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We are certified to teach ASA BBC 104 and CON 105. Call for availability and pricing.

For experienced sailors - call us for rates to challenge BKB 101, BCC 103, BCC 104, or CON 105 for ASA certifications.

Call to set up your dates now as we usually book 2 months in advance.

Please check the FAQs page for more information. Most of your questions will likely be answered here.

If you have additional questions:

Before March 1 - please email info@stocktonstateparkmarina.com

After March 1: You may continue to email or you may call Stockton State Park Marina: 417-276-5329 or Joy Weis: 417-664-3355

*American Sailing Association




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Here's What A Few Students Had To Say . . . 

Ben, 
Thanks so very much for the great sailing lessons. You were a trooper putting up with us and especially the hot weather. . .We came home so very excited about getting into sailing again. Our experience with you gave us so much more confidence in our ability and the knowledge that we need to buy a boat, maintain it, and sail it. Thanks. - Steve

Thank you so much for making my sailing education so rewarding and fun. I really learned a lot. I look forward to using and practicing my new skills that you taught me. - Nolan

Thanks again for a wonderful time! You are a great teacher and made it a wonderful experience. Hope to see you again. - Eric

We had our sailing vacation in Abaco last week. Just wanted you to know the ASA instruction I had with you and Captain Ben was invaluable. - Ed

Just a quick note to say thanks so much for a great weekend. You made the classes a great experience and your willingness to share your knowledge is so appreciated! Be Well! - Stacy

Just wanted to say thanks once again for all your help and patience in getting me started sailing . . . that was the one of the greatest experiences I have had in years. . . Thanks again and I will definitely recommended you and your school to anyone interested in sailing. - Randy

What an experience you took us through! You are a true professional and your passion for sailing is uplifting. Eric and I will be renting a boat in the near future so we can continue our journey into sailing. I am sure we will cross paths again. Sincerely, Tim