Sailing Lessons

Learning with Black Rock Sailing School

Black Rock is New England’s foremost sailing school; one of the most awarded ASA sailing schools in the US and we offer certified ASA courses and much more in Boston, Rhode Island, and the US Virgin Islands.

We have a great Female instructor on staff and are pleased to offer most of our ASA courses for Women only.  Please look within our bookings system for Women only courses or alternatively give us a call to discuss your goals and schedule a course.

To avoid surprises at the checkout, all pricing includes course materials, books and fees

Standard ASA Courses in New England:

ASA 101

Basic Keelboat

Duration: 3 Days
Prerequisite: NONE
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Boston, Warwick

Also available as part of a US Virgin Islands package

$1,399

Course Information

ASA 102

Advanced Keelboat

Duration: 3 Days
Prerequisite: ASA 101
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Boston, Warwick

Will also be available as part of a US Virgin Islands package in Winter 2024/5

$1,399

Course Information

ASA 103

Coastal Cruising

Duration: 3 Days
Prerequisite: ASA 101
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Boston, Warwick

Also available as part of a US Virgin Islands package

$1,600

Course Information

ASA 104

Bareboat Chartering

Duration: 4 Days live aboard
Prerequisite: ASA 103
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick, RI

Also available as part of a US Virgin Islands package

$2,000

Course Information

ASA 105

Coastal
Navigation

Duration: 3 Days Classroom
Prerequisite: NONE
Class Size: 6
Locations: Boston & Warwick

Also available as part of a US Virgin Islands package

$830

Course Information

ASA 106

Coastal
Cruising

Duration: 5 Days live aboard
Prerequisite: ASA 104 & 105
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick, RI

Also available as part of a US Virgin Islands package

$2,700

Course Information

ASA 114

Catamaran Course

Duration: 2 Days live aboard
Prerequisite: ASA 104
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick, RI

Also available as part of a US Virgin Islands package

$1,600

Course Information

Combination live-aboard courses:

ASA101/3

Coastal

Cruising

Duration: 6 Days
Prerequisite: NONE
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick & US Virgin Islands

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ASA103/4

Bareboat

Chartering

Duration: 7 Days
Prerequisite: ASA 101
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick & US Virgin Islands

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ASA104/114

Catamaran Chartering

Duration: 5 Days
Prerequisite: ASA 103
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick & US Virgin Islands

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ASA 105/6

Adv Coastal Navigation

Duration: 7 Days
Prerequisite: ASA 104
Class Size: 3-4
Locations: Warwick. US Virgin Islands

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The 2023 Caribbean Season:

This Winter season we will be offering 8 nights fully inclusive packages on our 40ft Beneteau Intuition, or 36ft Cat, Learning Curves out of Redhook, St Thomas.


The package includes:

  • All Breakfasts, Lunches, and 2 evening meals on the boat
  • Fuel / Water
  • Books, course materials and ASA fees
  • Park fees
  • Linens and Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • All slips and mooring fees
  • Skipper / Instructor for the duration
  • Choice of courses or combination of courses and private tuition.

We customize your package just for you with the courses or combination of courses you want –  including any of our ASA courses, or combinations of courses plus private tuition and guided Captained Charters.

We ensure that whatever course combination you chose we also leave time for fun activities, such as snorkeling and hiking.


Pricing for 2023 is as follows:

$4,995.00 per person for an 8 nights fully inclusive package with 10% discounts for Couples sharing a cabin and 20% for families booking the whole boat.

Book your Caribbean adventure here, choose your choice of Boat:

"Intuition" our Beneteau 40 Monohull"Learning Curves" our FP Mahe 36 Cat

Our Bluewater cruising deliveries are full for this fall season down to St Thomas.

If you are interested in experiencing the joys of Blue water cruising, keep you eye open for when we open up the return trips in April:

St Thomas USVI to Bermuda

Bermuda to Warwick RI

Dates are weather dependent – we will send out an email announcement closer to the time, please contact us to talk through options and pricing

Course Books

CourseCourse MaterialPriceInformation
All CoursesASA log book$14.00Included in Course
ASA 101Sailing Made Easy$29.95Included in Course
ASA 103Coastal Cruising Made Easy$29.95Included in Course
ASA 104Bareboat Cruising Made Easy$39.95Included in Course
ASA 105Tursi Book, Charts, DVD$89.95Included in Course
ASA 106Advanced Cruising & Seamanship$39.99Included in Course
ASA 114Catamaran Cruising Made Easy$29.95Included in Course

Season Pass / Course Bundle / Gift Cards

Bundle and save! Considering more than one course? Call and save up to 20% by booking several courses together and perhaps bundle in a seasons Sailing Club membership.

Alternatively, Searching for that perfect gift?

Purchase a gift card with the value of your choosing redeemable against any of the Black Rock Sailing school offerings and gift an experience to remember! Call us today!

Purchase a gift card

Other courses and information:

Night Sailing Courses, Docking, Maintenance and other endorsements.

We offer several other courses from time to time, both a mix of ASA certifications and our own, to improve your boat handling and maintenance skills such as:

  • Night sailing
  • Docking
  • Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • Electrical Systems
  • Water systems
  • Winterizing your boat
  • Preparing for the summer season

We run these courses based on demand, so please check our web site and social media, or call us to chat through your requirements.