This review is going to be my personal feedback on what I think of the ASA 101 vs NauticEd Keelboat Skipper Certification. The pricing was between March 2021 and September 2021.
NauticEd Small KeelBoat Skipper
Cost Per Day
On the Water Training
I felt like 2 days of class was not adequate.
Having the 2 extra days of the class really helped with improving my confidence.
The book covered a lot of basic information on sailing.
NauticEd’s online interactive training makes learning a lot more clearer.
Felt like the class tried to cover a lot of topics and felt a little rush.
The class was over 4 days and the instructor was able to spend more time on the water.
I was told that you need to take ASA 103 to get the full training experience.
On the NauticEd, that’s another 4-day course with KeelBoat Skipper on a larger boat.
The instructor focused a lot more of the technical aspect of the sailing.
The instructor focused more on understanding the sailboat and how to sail it.
Name of School
Which school did I choose?
I ended up selecting both ASA and NauticEd as I wasn’t really sure which one would give me a better experience. Prior to signing up for the class, I got a digital copy of the ASA 101 book and signed up for 2 free courses on NauticEd.
If I were to do this again, I would take ASA 101 first and then NauticEd Small Keelboat Skipper again with no hesitation.
If you want to learn more about my ASA experience, visit ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing
If you want to learn more about my NauticEd experience, visit NauticEd Small Keelboat Skipper.
I wrote a blog about what I think about the ASA and NauticEd program on the pro and cons. Check out the ASA vs NauticEd Blog.