The American Sailing Association is devoted to teaching sailing lessons through a variety of means and methods. Although personal instruction is far and away the most effective, we’re mindful of getting that information across in other ways. For this reason we have created the Docking Made Easy video series that illustrates through live action, narration and animation how to dock a sailboat under sail and a under power. The series is full of helpful tips and tricks to overcome the intimidation and/or anxiety that sometimes comes along with docking a boat.
The series is written and narrated by two-time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler who maps out the safe and correct methods of handling a sailboat both under sail or under power.
The course consists of seven videos and can be completed in about 30-40 minutes. Sailors who purchase the course have 30-days of unlimited on-demand access.
Docking Under Sail
- Docking Under Sail, An Ideal Approach
- Docking Under Sail, The Downwind Approach
Docking Under Power
- Departing from the Dock
- Returning to the Dock
- Cruising Catamaran
- Hanging Fenders
ASA Online Achievement Seal
Anyone who takes this course and completes the exam at the end is eligible for an ASA Online Achievement Seal. This is an official ASA seal that can be entered into your official ASA logbook as proof that you completed this online course - it's a great way to add a little something extra to your sailing resume. Simply sign up for the course and when you have completed all the sections and passed the exam you'll have the option to purchase an ASA Online Achievement Seal for your logbook for $20.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I had spent some time away from sailing and the Docking Made Easy online course helped me feel more confident before the season started. I’d recommend every sailor take this course if they are feeling like they could use help becoming better at docking."
Jonathan P, Mar Vista, CA