Prices range between $400-$700 / £260-£455 / 360-630 EUROS depending on where you decide to take the course and at what time of year you do it.
From no knowledge at all, the Basic Keelboat Sailing course will make you competent enough to take and give commands in sailing a keelboat, and not make a nuisance of yourself on the water with other water users.
You will be recognised as a competent crew aboard a yacht.
This is both a practical and theory course designed to teach you the very basics of sailing.
The theory topics include;
• Basic Navigation
• Rules of the Road
• Sail Theory
The practical (on the water) topics include;
• Crew Overboard
You can take the course anywhere with ASA accreditation to teach it. This includes many places in the Caribbean, Mediterranean as well as the US mainland and islands.
You are expected to have no prior knowledge of sailing. Though in theory this means you can know nothing at all, you should have a taste for and a passion for sailing in order to do the course, and this means you should have a certain amount of experience in the first place!
1-2 days (around 15 hours), though the course is generally done in combination with a number of other courses so can take up to a week.
You can progress through the American Sailing Association sailing syllabus. Consider the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course as a sensible next step.
No, but the ASA is widely recognised as having a very good standard of teaching, and you would be welcome as crew on a yacht going for a day sail almost anywhere you go.
Take a look at the official ASA page here; https://asa.com/certifications/asa-101-basic-keelboat-sailing/
You can take a look at the syllabus here.