Sailing Schools in the USA

When you're ready to do your practical sailing school lessons on the water in the USA, contact these NauticEd affiliated sailing schools below. NauticEd aligns with top quality sailing schools in the USA and we're excited to offer these professional organizations with top quality sailing instructors.

The NauticEd quality sailing school program uses a student realtime feedback rating system whereby you can view how well others felt about these sailing schools in the USA or other schools worldwide. When you've completed your on the water sailing lessons, please give honest feedback. It helps us maintain the quality of our sailing schools and sailing instructors all over the globe.

  • Learning to sail in the USA now and gaining a world class sailing certification is so simple.
  • Just do your theory courses online (or even on your iPad in many cases). Then contact one of our sailing schools in the USA below to complete your practical.
  • When you complete your practical, the sailing instructor will digitally stamp your sailing certification deeming you as a verified practical proficiency sailor. This digital stamp caries a lot of extra weight for being accepted to charter a yacht on a sailing vacation on your own and it appears permanently on your cloud based sailing certification.

If you don't see your Sailing School here please tell them about NauticEd, and direct them to this page where they can sign up!

Cast Off Sailing, Inc.

San Diego, CA USA
Marketing includes meeting with activities coordinators and concierges at local resorts several times per month. Organic internet leads also provide customers, as well as word of mouth and referrals. Learn more...

LA Sailing Club and School

Los Angeles, CA USA
Here are the two questions you need to ask yourself: 1. do you want to learn to sail and 2. do you want to be able to sail regularly? The LS Sailing Club and School was established to provide answers to those two questions. We do this by offering a state of the art web based instructional program that can take you from beginner to expert. And we have a Club where members share a boat to use, enjoy, and then leave all the cleaning and maintenance to us. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 2 students

Lucky Sol Sailing

San Diego, CA USA
Lucky Sol Sailing is a Veteran-owned sailing club in San Diego offering Sailing Lessons with professional instructors. We also have a Fractional Yacht Ownership program & offer sailing tours in the San Diego Bay. Come sailing with us and we think you'll agree that there's no better way to enjoy the beautiful waters of San Diego than with Lucky Sol Sailing. Learn more...

Newport Coast School of Seamanship

Newport Beach, CA USA
Buying a yacht, moving up in size or want to become a more confident and competent owner/operator? Our instructors are experienced USCG licensed Captains with teaching credentials from globally recognized accreditation organizations. We can help you achieve what you have perhaps dreamed of doing; but didn’t know where to turn for trustworthy and experienced advice. Contact us for a free consultation about your objectives & we will work with you to develop a training program to meet your needs. Learn more...

OCSC SAILING

Berkeley, CA USA
OCSC SAILING, is a San Francisco Bay sailing school and sailing club. We offer sailing lessons, sailboat instruction, NauticEd Practical proficiency training and certification, sailboat charters, club membership, and corporate teambuilding events. Our sailing schools Berkeley location is in the center of San Francisco Bay. From beginner sailboat lessons, to offshore training, to spinnaker sailing, to world cruising preparation, we are committed to teaching you to sail with confidence. Learn more...

Passage Nautical School

Richmond, CA USA
We are an exclusive, private sailing school for busy professionals who need classes and training that fits their busy schedules. This school is unique in that your classroom training is done on-line and your on-the-water practical is scheduled at your convenience with one of our qualified skippers. We offer four ranks of skill training: Qualified Crew (beginner), Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master (intermediate) and Captain Rank (advanced). Learn more...

Sail Channel Islands

Oxnard, CA USA
We sail the Channel Islands of California, one of the world's premiere sailing grounds and specialize in advanced coastal cruising and offshore training.
Our private sailing lessons for individuals and couples are based on individualized curricula that consider students' short and mid-term sailing goals as well as previous sailing experience.
NauticEd provides the preparatory knowledge base; we provide practical experience and hands-on instruction. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 4 students

Sail San Diego

San Diego, CA USA
With over 26 years on the beautiful waters surrounding the San Diego Bay and thousands of satisfied clients, our crew works diligently to ensure each boating excursion is a perfect one for all!
Each of our US Coast Guard Certified Captains has the extensive knowledge and the passion to introduce you to the wonderful sport of sailing. Within the protected waters of the San Diego Bay we offer our students a safe and comfortable environment from which to learn this time-honored skill. Come See! Learn more...

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara, CA USA
We have over forty boats at our school, as well as a large staff of instructors with impressive sailing resumes. We have provided quality instruction since 1966 and know that our teaching style is top notch by the feedback we receive from graduates. Also, The Channel Islands National Park provides ideal training grounds for bareboat certification. Learn more...

Santana Sailing

Newport Beach, CA USA
Santana Sailing provides Sailing Instruction, Adventure Sailing trips, and the Cruising Guides and Gear that go along with it. Learn more...

Florida Yacht Group

Miami, FL USA
The emphasis of sailing is relaxation, but we take our sailing education standards seriously. This is why Florida Yacht Charters is a certified NauticEd sailing training facility As an NauticEd trained student, your skills and achievement levels are internationally recognized. That means when you learn with us, you can charter anywhere. Call us today to earn your NauticEd Sailing Certificate. Learn more...
Rated 4.7/5 by 2 students

Harvest Moon Charters and Sailing School

St. Petersburg, FL USA
Learn to Sail on our beautiful Catalina 34, Harvest Moon, in the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Dreaming of chartering or owning your own vessel? We can help you get there. We teach and certify from the NauticEd system to build your internationally recognized sailing resume. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 3 students

Just Sailing

Destin, FL USA
Private Sail Charters and Private Sailing Lessons on Choctawhatchee Bay and/or the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 1 student

Kennedy Point Maritime School

Cocoa Beach, FL USA
Kennedy Point Maritime School is a recreational and vocational training school for mariners seeking to either (1) become recreationally qualified to sail locally or on sailing vacations overseas or (2) advance their professional maritime qualifications. We focus on providing affordable high-quality training so that our students gain the technical knowledge, vocational skills, and practical experience. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 3 students

Sail Venice Sailing Adventures

Venice , FL USA
Captain Dove and Tim are experienced sailors who love to sail the Gulf of Mexico
We provide the experience you need to complete your online sailing lessons.
We tailor your experience aboard to your lessons with NauticEd.
Get practical hands on experience aboard a fast and comfortable Hunter 30 to complete your certification.
Get practical application of what you have learned, insight about the local area, and real offshore sailing
We have no fear, only confidence, Learn more...
Rated 4.87/5 by 3 students

South Wind Sailing

Panama City, FL USA
South Wind Sailing offers practical, exciting, hands-on sailing training from Introduction to Sailing through Advanced Coastal Cruising aboard a variety of vessels. Training is offered throughout the Florida Panhandle and Southern Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico as well as upon numerous local freshwater lakes. Learn more...
Rated 4.86/5 by 31 students

Yachting Education

Pensacola, FL USA
Thinking Catamarans? Thinking Caribbean & Europe? Yachting Education can train AND issue the coveted International Certificate of Competency (ICC) on board our 41' Fontaine-Pajot catamaran. The ICC is sanctioned by the United Nations and is a requirement by many European countries, so if you're considering chartering internationally,give us a call. Based in Annapolis till November then Bahamas over winter, our training programs are designed as vacation / training packages for every family member Learn more...

3rd Coast Cruising

chicago, IL USA
Chicago's largest sailing school, over the last 17 years we have trained 1000's of students. Sail 7 days a week, cross-train on many different types of boats, even a 38' Lagoon Catamaran while experiencing a variety of wind and sea conditions. Join the Club and sail everyday, all summer long! Share Membership with others, Fast Track your Captain'n License with tons of seatime. Club Membership benefits for the duration of your Unlimited Membership, Season: May-Oct. Off season training available. Learn more...

Dauntless Sailing School

Indianapolis, IN USA
Launched in 2009 by technology entrepreneur, accomplished sailor, and licensed sailboat Captain Todd Bracken, Dauntless Sailing School focuses on introducing adults to the adventure and fun of “big boat” sailing through affordable, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities including introductory cruises, beginner to advanced sailing instruction, Great Lakes excursions, regatta participation, and ocean coastal cruising expeditions. Learn more...

Heart of Sailing

Bloomington, IN USA
Heart of Sailing introduces sailing to children and adults with developmental disabilities as a form of education and recreational therapy. Learn more...

Black Rock Sailing School

Boston, MA USA
Certified training facility and winner of 2008-2011 Outstanding School of the Year located in historic Boston Harbor. We use only modern, easily-driver, comfortable, and fun boats. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 3 students

Capt. Lyman Stuart, LLC

Falmouth, ME USA
Located at Handy Boat in Falmouth Maine six miles north of Portland, I can get you out on the waters of Casco Bay with either sailing lessons or sailing charter. There are no preset schedules as all of my offerings are on-demand which means you will most likely be the only student. If I am available when you want to go then that is when you can "Go Sailing". All Charters and Lessons are conducted on a 30' Pearson sloop or lessons can be performed on your own vessel. Learn more...

Linekin Bay Sailing Academy at Linekin Bay Resort

Boothbay Harbor, ME USA
We are a program at Linekin Bay Resort, one of the premier sailing adventure resorts in New England. The sailing program has been in existence for more than 40 years. All classes are conducted on Linekin Bay in either Rhodes 18’s, Rhodes 19’s or Lightning sailboats. Our objective is for the student to master the relationship between water-wind-direction. The response of a sailboat in various wind and sea conditions requires well planned actions, best be learned in a comfortable daysailer. Learn more...

G.Winter's Sailing Center, Inc.

Riverside, NJ USA

We are the most knowledgeable Sailing Center in the Riverside, NJ area.
We are connected to all the local Sailing Instructors for group and private lessons. Please call 856-461-3555 for more information. Learn more...
Rated 4.8/5 by 2 students

Sailors NYC

Jersey City, NJ USA
Sailors NYC offers sailors in the New York Metro Area an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy recreational sailing on medium size vessels (25′+) in a friendly club environment.​ We are a leading recreational sailors club supported by its members, partners and the community. We offer a true club environment for both boat and non-boat owner through a variety of programs for all levels of sailors, including: cruising, racing, organized boating events, social events and educational programs. Learn more...

Great Hudson Sailing Center

West Haverstraw, NY USA
Great Hudson Sailing Center has been serving the sailing community in West Haverstraw for over 35 years, starting as a sailing school in 1978 and then as one of the first U.S. Beneteau dealerships in 1986. Since then we have taught thousands of new sailors and sold hundreds of new and used boats. All of our instructors are experienced, personal and professional. They can digitally stamp your NauticEd sailing Certificate once you are deemed practically proficient. Learn more...

Sailacat.com

Sag Harbor , NY USA
Sailacat.com offers catamarn courses in a variety of locations, NY, NC, East Coast USA and Bahamas. Join us aboard a state of the art sailing cat in world class locations for hands-on live-aboard training. Our unique offerings cover all phases of seamanship on ICW & inshore cruises, to near coastal & offshore opportunities. Students gain skills by cruising the catamaran on actual voyages in the USA & Bahamas. 2 licensed liveaboard instructors will put you confidently at ease behind the helm. Learn more...
Rated 4.87/5 by 177 students

Island Sailing

Portland, OR USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...

Newport Sailing

Newport, RI USA
Learn to confidently skipper a bareboat charter sailboat in the Sailing Capital of World, Newport RI. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 15 students

Landfall Sailing

Austin, TX USA
Landfall Sailing is a flagship NauticEd practical training school. Our instructors have over 20 years of sailing and chartering experience that include the Texas Gulf Coast, open water offshore crossings, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the California coast.
Our boats are meticulously maintained and appointed with modern electronics. If you want to improve your skills or gain the practical competence to go yacht chartering in the Caribbean or Europe, our school is ready for you. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 3 students

NauticEd Austin Sailing School

Austin, TX USA
Austin, Texas is the Headquarters for NauticEd and it's fitting that we also have a flagship sailing school in Austin. Whether you're looking for crew, skipper or bareboat training, come play with us and learn from the best. You will learn on our modern and fully appointed Beneteau 373. If you're from out of town - even better - come enjoy Austin's night life and learn to sail by the day. If you're in Austin we also have a fractional membership plan. Learn more...

Sail With Scott LLC

Rockwall, TX USA
Sail on "Seawolf" a forty foot wooden sailing catamaran located on Lake Ray Hubbard. Get on the water experience at $25 per two hour sail. You will be part of the working crew during charters. "Seawolf" sails every evening and during most days, so you have a wide range of times available to learn. Learn more...
Rated 4.8/5 by 1 student

Texas Sailing

Austin, TX USA
Texas Sailing, located on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, is owned by sailors, run by sailors, for sailors. Established in 1965, Texas Sailing has set the standard for sailing lessons, sailboat charters, and yacht sales in Central Texas. Come sail with us! We are a full service sailing facility providing: * US Sailing Certifications * Beneteau Yacht Sales * Precision Sailboat Sales * Sail and Power Brokerage * Yacht Charter Management * Sailing Lessons * Bareboat and Captained Charters * Corp Learn more...

University of Texas Sailing Club

Austin, TX USA
UTSC is dedicated to providing an organized sailing program, improving the sailing ability of every member, and promoting recreational and competitive sailing among all members of the UT community. Since 1970, UTSC has strove to provide quality sailing education for our members on craft ranging from windsurfing boards to keelboats. Learn more...

Yachtcations

Kemah, TX USA
Highly experienced professional charter captain, new Lagoon 450F, UT educated, and an all around fun sailor. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 1 student

Bonneville School of Sailing and Seamanship

Provo, UT USA
Bonneville School of Sailing has seen many of it's graduates and participants go on to sail distant oceans, purchase their own boats and live their sailing dreams. We offer Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Learn to Sail Courses, as well as Corporate Retreats, Team Building Events, and Sunset Cruises. Our on-the-land classes include Celestial Navigation, Boat Building/Restoration and Offshore Passage Making. Learn more...

Virgin Islands Yacht Charters

Frydenhoj, VI USA
Virgin Islands Yacht Charters is the premier charter base for bareboat and captained charters in the US Virgin Islands. Travel to the USVI is simple and there can be a significant costs savings when flying into St Thomas. Given our location on the East End of St Thomas makes sailing into the BVI smooth and easy whether you're on one of our beautiful Fountaine Pajot Catamarans or luxurious Jeanneau 54 Monohulls.
We love these beautiful islands and look forward to sharing that with you! Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 2 students

International Sailing School & Club

Colchester, VT USA
Providing excellence in sail education since 1981 on Lake Champlain, Vermont. Two & five day sailing courses from May - September with gorgeous mountain vistas and fresh, clear water. Learn-to-Sail or Cruise in a "hands-on", repetitious drill environment. ISS offers a free week of sailing privileges following your course, study materials and certification included. Visit us in Vermont and become a competent & safe sailor!!! Learn more...

Anacortes Yacht Charters

Anacortes, WA USA
Certified Yachting and Sailing school in the Seattle, Anacortes area.

Beginning and Advanced Power courses in both single and twin engine. Learn more...
Rated 4.87/5 by 177 students

Island Sailing

Olympia, WA USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...
Rated 4.87/5 by 177 students

Island Sailing

Kirkland, WA USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...
Rated 4.87/5 by 177 students

Island Sailing

Gig Harbor, WA USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...
Rated 4.85/5 by 12 students

Superior Charters

Bayfield, WI USA
Come sail the famous Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Set sail from Bayfield, Wisconsin. Sail among 22 islands, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, sea caves and light houses make up this stunning cruising grounds. Boasting over 40 boats in the charter fleet, Superior Charters offers you a wide range of boats - from a 31' Pearson to 57' Jeanneau Yacht.
New to sailing or want to refresh your skills, our sailing school has been training skippers since 1979. Contact us today! Learn more...

True North Maritime Academy

Milwaukee, WI USA
We provide a pathway for individuals interested in or dedicated to the boating lifestyle to gain and enhance their seamanship skills through education and certification. We offer an interactive, supportive, community environment for individuals to thrive, succeed, and meet their goals. Learn more...