What to Bring to Your Class
The following is a list of items that you should bring with you to your class.
In addition to physical items, please have all your textbook reading completed before the first day of class.
Please be ready to go at 9:00 am. on the first day. PLEASE BE PROMPT!!!!
Items for all ASA Courses
- Appropriate clothing for the weather.
Please do not wear jeans with rivets, as they scratch the
boat. On the bay, the weather can vary greatly. We recommend dressing
in layers. A good waterproof windbreaker is a good idea. Foul weather gear
is not necessary at this level, but is a good investment should you choose
to purchase it. West Marine is a good source for quality sailing gear,
a store near us here in Point Richmond.
- Boat shoes--non-skid and no black soles
- Hat with tether
- Sailing gloves
(We generally have West Marine sailing gloves for sale at our office.)
- Personal Flotation Devices are provided, but we encourage you to use your
own if you have one. (We generally have inflatable PFDs for sale at
our office at a discount to students).
- Lunches: You may bring your lunch or purchase lunch at Amini's
Deli in Marina Bay or All's Fare in Brickyard
Cove. The location for lunch each day depends
on the day's schedule.
Basic Coastal Cruising
In addition, please bring:
your lunch and any other things you need for the day. Leave your overnight
gear and extra food in your car. If you have perishables, please bring
them in a cooler so they will be O.K. until 5pm or 6pm when you will transfer
your things onto a different boat.
It is often cool and wet during the night and early morning, so be ready
- As this is an overnight trip, please bring a sleeping bag, toiletries,
a change of clothes and any other necessities, such as prescription medication.
- Dinner and breakfast will be shared with the other students. You are
assigned a meal when you sign up for your course. Please bring enough
food for 5 people. For evening meals, students will prepare a hot
meal for dinner including vegetables and dessert. Hot meal suggestions
include spaghetti, meat loaf, stew or soup, casseroles, etc. Also plan
a hot meal for breakfast. Breakfast suggestions include scrambled eggs,
French toast, oatmeal, etc. Fruit, instant coffee and juice should
be included. Cooking, serving, and eating utensils are onboard. Meal preparation
should not take more than an hour. Meals can be prepared ahead of time
- You will need to provide your own lunch, beverages and snacks for
each day of class.
- Alcohol is only permitted after the boat is secured for the evening.