Course Description

This course covers all the material needed to pass the ASA-101 written test. If you are planning to challenge the ASA-101, this course will prepare you for the written portion of the test. If you are going to take the ASA-101 course and are concerned about absorbing the amount of material presented, this course will make it a lot easier for you. The course covers:


  • Boat Nomenclature
  • Sailing Terminology
  • Vessel Operations
  • Rules of the Road
  • Aids to Navigation (ATON)
  • Marlinspike Seamanship (knots)


While we do not “teach the test”, all the information you need to ace the test is here. We guarantee it. View the intro video for details on our guarantee.

Captain g.

Captain g.

Cap'n g, as he's known, began his career as a trainer in the United States Coast Guard where he first taught seamanship and small boat handling at the USCG Training Center in Cape May, NJ. Later in his Coast Guard career he taught law, and street survival and defensive tactics at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, where he attained Master Instructor Certification. Following his retirement he began teaching sailing classes as an American Sailing Association instructor, and in his first year with the ASA he was named Outstanding Instructor of the Year out of a field of 3300 instructors. Concurrent to teaching for the ASA, he developed and presented training programs for numerous police departments and military units in the fields of firearms, defensive tactics, street survival, and special operations. He was also contracted to the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service to develop and present training in the areas of executive protection, counter-terrorism, surveillance, and quick response. He has presented training courses live, through interpreters, and online.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - Boat Nomenclature

    • Boat Nomenclature

    • Lesson 1 Study Aid

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - Terminology

    • Terminology I

    • Terminology II

    • Terminology III

    • Lesson 2 Study Aid

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - Vessel Operations

    • Vessel Operations

    • Fire Extinguisher Update

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - Rules of the Road

    • Rules of the Road

    • comdtinst_m16672_2d_navrules

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 5 - Aids to Navigation

    • Aids to Navigation

  • 7

    Lesson 6 - Marlinspike Seamanship

    • Marlinspike Seamanship

  • 8

    Thank You!

    • Thanks


5 star rating

Complete and very clear.


4 star rating

Great Study aides

Jay Driggers

Diagrams are a great help as well as the downloads

Diagrams are a great help as well as the downloads

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5 star rating

Title is clear, hybrid means part classroom (online) and ...

Ross Atwood

Text was clear and reinforced by the audio/visual.

Text was clear and reinforced by the audio/visual.

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5 star rating

Excellent inroduction

Scot White

This is an easy to understand course for anyone.

This is an easy to understand course for anyone.

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