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Sailing Schools

Here you will find a collection of links to sailing schools, grouped by affiliation and (broad) geographical location. Also see sailing charter companies since they often provide sailing instruction. Please submit the name of your sailing school or charter company if you don't find it here.  The top listings are sponsors of the web site who help us pay our bills.  We're grateful for their support!

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Yaquina Bay Sailing School- in beautiful Newport, Oregon, Webcaptain Mike will teach you to sail the ASA way on his Capri 25.  Also  Mike holds a USCG 50 ton Masters license and is ASA certified to teach advanced courses up to ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising.   Lessons on your boat also available on hourly basis.

Tracey School for Sailing Instruction- in Keyport, New Jersey.  Also offers charters on their 41?catamaran for your party of up to 18 people.

The Virginia School of Sailing, Deltaville, VA (804) 674-6500  is the 2003 ASA "School of the Year" and home of the 2003 and 2001 ASA "Instructor of the Year"    This is the best location on the Chesapeake Bay to learn how to sail in a calm caring environment.  Safety-Learn-Fun

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Located in Jacksonville, FL (904) 886-7244

represents "a long tradition of learning and fun". Founded in 1922 by Robert J "Captain Del" Delahanty, the Cape Cod Sea Camps, Monomoy-Wono, has given generations of young people the joy of learning and growing in a very special place. We welcome campers from 30 different states and more than 18 different foreign countries including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland.
Cape Cod Sea Camp

Blue Pacific Boating offers sailboat and powerboat charters, and ASA Sailing certification under one, three, five, six, and eight day ASA sailing and cruising classes. Learn to sail in the beautiful Santa Monica Bay - one of the world's premier sailing/boating destinations. Take an ASA sailing class, see our impressive charter fleet, or join a sailing club at

California and West Coast Sailing Schools

A.S.A. (American Sailing Association) Affiliated:

bulletMarina Sailing- 6 offices in SoCal
bulletMonterey Bay Sailing
bulletPacific Sailing -locations in Ventura and Marina del Rey
bulletSanta Barbara Sailing Center- one of the oldest, biggest, and best sailing schools. 
bulletPacific Yachting & Sailing In Santa Cruz- both ASA and US Sailing certified.
bulletMartin's ASA Sailing School of Sacramento Folsom
Sacramento, CA
bulletHarbor Sailboats
San Diego, CA
bulletSan Diego Sailing Academy
San Diego, CA
bulletHarbor Island Yacht Club
San Diego, CA
bulletSpinnaker Sailing School
San Francisco, CA
bulletSan Juan Sailing
Bellingham, WA
bulletBellhaven Charters -Bellingham, WA
bulletModern Sailing Academy
Sausalito, CA
bulletSailing Ventures
South Lake Tahoe, CA
bulletVictoria Sailing School
Morrison, CO
bulletThe Anchorage
Lyons, CO
bulletBellhaven- Bellingham, WA

TikiTours CYA member school, offering sailing lessons and tours out ofbeautiful West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

(Webcaptain note: CYA is what ASA used for a model for their program)


32 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey CA. 93940 (P) 831.372.WIND (9463)

bulletShelter Island Sailing, Charters and Instruction San Diego, CA
bulletSail Channel Islands- ASA sailing school and captained charters out of Channel Islands harbor near Ventura, CA
bulletBluewater Sailing      Established 1978        
Catalina Yacht Anchorage
13505 Bali Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
310-823-5545 (office)
866-944-SAIL ( outside S. CA)
310-823-5728 (fax)

Sailing Instruction:  Beginners to World Cruisers
American Sailing Association (ASA) Certification Facility for Students & Instructors
International Yachtmaster Training ( IYT) Certification Facility
Bareboat Rentals
Skippered Charters
International Sailing Vacations

Our Goals:   Safety !   Fun !!   Learn !!!?


Club Rio Sailing

California Delta and San Francisco Bay

ASA Sailing Classes and Membership Sailboat Usage

bulletAfterguard Sailing Academy- "the most affordable professional ASA school in San Francisco Bay."
bulletBlue Pacific Boating - an ASA Sailing School - Sailing Charters on the best equipped fleet on the west coast. A mere 4 hour sail to Catalina!

ASA Sailing Schools East Coast and Other Areas:

bulletBay Bridge Sailing School- offers lessons and charters from the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, Maryland, in the shadow of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
bulletBlue Water Sailing School - instruction in basic sailing, bareboat chartering, coastal and celestial navigation and offshore passagemaking in Florida Keys and Bahamas.
bulletInternational Sailing School - offers sailing instruction from Beginner to Advanced Coastal Cruising, including Celestial Navigation. In Punta Gorda, FL.
bulletWindward Sailing School - offers custom designed ASA certified courses from Amelia Island near Jacksonville, FL
bulletBaySail School & Yacht Charters-Offering new and recent model Catalina and Hunter yachts for charter on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.  BaySail also has a good selection of smaller daysailers for rent as well as an ASA Sailing School offering a full range of courses.
bulletChespeake Sailing School -located in Annapolis,  they offer ASA certification plus sailing vacations in the BVI's, a sailing club, family and teen programs, bareboat chartering opportunities and FUN!
bulletLanier Sailing Academy
Lake Lanier, Georgia -voted #2 of 200 rated schools!
bulletFlorida Sailing & Cruising School - teaches power boating also
bulletFair Wind Sailing is an ASA school offering Beginning, Bareboat, Advanced and Ocean Passage training from the Virgin Islands and Lake Erie.
bulletNew York Sailing School - sailing, racing and cruising instruction.
bulletNew York Sailing Center & Yacht Club on City Island, New York- also U.S. Sailing cert.
bulletNorth Cove Sailing School - offers ASA certified sailing courses and boat rental. Located at the center of The World Financial Center.  NY city
bulletLiberty Sailing School of Philadelphia
bulletFlorida Sailing School- in Penscola Beach and Panama City on Florida?s Emerald coast
bulletAdventures in Sailing- "Sailing parallels life: It is neither the origin nor the destination that is important, but rather the journey." Located in Skeleton Key Marina, Hudson, FL
bulletInternational Sailing School and Club- Colchester, VT on beautiful Lk. Champlain
bulletDiamond 99 Marina & Sailing school in Melbourne, Florida, is an ASA affiliate teaching Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising and also has sailboat rentals and charters.
bulletNelson's Sailing Center- School, rentals, and crewed charters in New Jersey's Island Heights, on Toms River
bulletAbaco Sailing- the only ASA school in the Bahamas.
bulletR & R Sail School, - Kent Island, MD. Owner Capt Dave's Site
bulletSag Harbor Sailing- in NY, ASA school of the year and rentals/charters too
bulletIsland Dreamer Sailing- Captains Margie and Harold will teach you in the Biscayne Bay or from Miami to the Florida Keys

All other ASA Sailing Schools- way too many to list, and more every day.  They?re  indexed geographically, by the way.  (Webcaptain gets all poetical, sorry...)

U.S. Sailing Affiliated Sailing Schools:

bulletJ World Sailing School of Annapolis -complete brochure, course and curriculum descriptions
bulletAlso in San Diego, CA
bulletAlso in San Francisco
bulletsoon in Puerto Vallarta
bulletSound Sailing Center- "We are perhaps the largest (and probably the best) sailing school in the Long Island Sound area (affiliated with our Dutchman Sailboat Hardware business, incidentally). US Sailing certified."
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bulletClub Nautique offers sailing lessons and charters.   Three San Francisco Bay area locations and three in Southern California
bulletOffshore Sailing School, Ft. Myers, Florida also in Captiva Island, FL; St. Petersburg,FL; Hawk's Cay, Florida Keys; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Newport, RI;Stamford,CT; Barnegat Bay, NJ; Jersey City, NJ and Chicago, IL. 
bulletOCSC-San Francisco Bay-Olympic Circle has Sailing Lessons, Charter, and Club Activities in beautiful Berkely, CA, and would be happy to send you a free brochure.
bullet  US Sailing Site: Has the rest of the U.S. Sailing affiliated schools
bulletBoston Sailing Center- also offers A.S.A. certification, and a great sailing club also
bulletMarblehead Sailing Center- in Marblehead, MA- also ASA certification
bulletFlorida Keys Sailing- Marathon, FL
bulletOcean Sailing Academy is a premier US Sailing Certification sailing school, based in Charleston, SC. The Ocean Sailing Academy offers: sailing classes, ocean navigation training, and sailing charters. Learn to sail and get your US sailing certification with our basic and advanced sailing courses
bulletCape Cod Sea Camps- A great sailing- learning camp
bulletCarrera Sailing ( is the oldest (since 1994) sailboat charter and US Sailing accredited sailing school in Monterey. 
bullet baja sailing adventures

Offers US Sailing's Small Boat Sailors Course with certification in Loreto, Baja.   

Douglas Knapp is currently certified as a US Sailing Instructor for the SBSC for 26 years.

He has been certified as a US Sailing Keelboat Instructor and Instructor Trainer. 

He has worked as a sailing instructor for the national Outdoor leadership School for  23 years

Other American Sailing Schools:

bulletNewport Sailing School and Tours - offers sailing instruction, and day tours and charters in Newport, RI.
bulletSEAS Westchester Sailing School - provides inexpensive basic sailing education. We teach on the Hudson River. (Red Cross certified instructors)
bulletMariner Sailing School at Belle Haven Marina - owned and operated by sailors, and offers a full range of sailing and windsurfing lessons and boat rentals.  Red Cross
bulletSchool of Ocean Sailing - Live-aboard sail-training courses aboard a 52' steel Ketch Offshore Maine. Ocean Sailing and Advanced Navigation, Celestial Navigation, Offshore Passage Making
bullet Greenwich Bay Sailing Association-

GBSA offers sailing instruction for children ages 7 - 17 with programs for beginners through advanced racers in Optimist, 420's and Lasers.  Our Sailing Adventures program is perfect for recreational sailors interested in exploring Narragansett Bay while learning to sail in a non-racing environment

bulletLakeside Sail Charters- a Chicago charter company/school with a Caribbean program for the winter
bulletCoastal Sailing School -Marblehead, MA
bulletEastern Shore Small Craft Institute -near Betterton, MD. Red Cross
bulletSailboats Inc.- may be ASA or US certified, but not clear on web site- located on Lakes Superior and Michigan
bulletInternational Yachtmaster Training- many steps above ordinary sailing schools.
bulletCalypso Sailing School, Wollaston, Massachusetts
bulletChesapeake Sailing- One-on-one sailing instruction with Capt. Ralph Gleason
bulletChapman School of Seamanship, Stuart, Florida
bulletThe Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore, Maryland
bulletSilver Waters of Lake Ontario- "We provide sailing instruction, women only sailing classes, charters, and excursions on Lake Ontario. We also publish books and an e-zine on the natural and maritime history of Lake Ontario."
bulletDiscovery Sailing- Capt. Denny sails out of the Seattle area
bulletSBI Marine -Rockland, Maine- offers FREE lessons
bulletSea Sense Sailing School, New London, Connecticut. The Women's Sailing and Powerboating School
bulletFor a really silly time, check out Captain Neal?s Online lessons
bulletJust don?t take it seriously!
bulletSailing Education Adventures - San Francisco  "We are a nonprofit, community based sailing school and club which provides some of the most affordable sailing instruction and sailing opportunities in the Bay Area - to both adults and youth."
bulletAmerican Yacht Institute-"is a professional training facility for yacht crew, estate staff, and private flight attendants. We specialize in training future professional staff as well as the presently employed in each respective industry. "
bulletHerizen Sailing for Women- BC Canada, BVI, and Baja, Mexico
bulletAtlantic Yachting Association- "Our primary focus is sailing instruction, but we also have a crewed charter outfit as well in New York City. "
bulletBonneville School of Sailing and Seamanship- in Utah
bulletSEAS Monmouth NJ chapter-
bulletSEAS national site- stands for Society for the Education of American Sailors
bulletLongbow Sailing Training- publishers of The Complete Course (RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper  Yachtmaster Offshore) on CD
bulletSail Racing Coach- a directory of sail racing coaches
bulletSailing USA- a free online sailing school for the beginning keelboat sailor, complete with quizzes
bulletThe Captain School- Cape Coral, Florida.   Get that Captain's ticket! -- A resource site for all sailors - experts and novice. . It's on the schools page because it has some basic sailing knowledge and info that is presented in a way that could be called school-like.
bulletAdvanced coastal navigation course -Online marine navigation course.  Recommended by ISAF and US Sailing
as an excellent tool for boating safety.
bulletSailing- offers a great coastal navigation section (like a mini-course)
bulletSailing Course Guide- helps you decide what is right for you
bulletInternational Yachtmaster Training- many steps above ordinary sailing schools.
bulletSailDirector- Sailing charter and schools directory featuring worldwide coverage and user reviews
bulletAtlantis Maritime Academy -an online OUPV school, tests included in program.

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