Sailing Schools in USA

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Southwest Sailing

Lake Pleasant, AZ, USA
Rated 4.93/5 by 6 students
LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! 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...

Nautical Ventures

Dana Point, CA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
Nautical Ventures helps “Find the Adventurer in you!” We provide the following marine services: - Sailing instruction (on-the-water practical training and evaluation/certification) - Marine Project Management - Consulting (ocean crossing/cruising, yacht acquisition and maintenance, boat-as-a-business operation and management) - International group charters (Baja Mexico, Sicily, Croatia, and Greece) We are located in Dana Point, CA, serving SoCal from San Diego to Ventura Learn more...

Santana Sailing

Long Beach, CA, USA
Rated 4.96/5 by 99 students
Learn to sail and cruise with Santana Sailing, and get your International SLC™ to charter in the Mediterranean. All certification levels from Qualified Crew Member to Captain Rank, in Long Beach, Newport Beach, on the Sea of Cortez, and Caribbean. We can also work with you on your boat with your crew. Specialties include: Anchoring bow and stern; Heavy weather 30 to 45 kts; Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands; Sea of Cortez; Grenada. If you love to learn, we'll have an excellent time. Learn more... | View Santana Sailing Active Events and Opportunities

Southwest Sailing

Long Beach, CA, USA
Rated 4.93/5 by 6 students
LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! Learn more...

Sailing School Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA, USA
Sailing School Newport Beach is a proud partner of NauticEd. When you are ready to get on the water, we have the nicest and newest fleet of sailboats ranging from 20 to 50 fleet. Harbor 20, Beneteau 35.1, 38.1, 41.1, 45, Lagoon 400 & 450 catamarans - All less than 5 years old. We also have the friendliest and most knowledgable instructors who are USCG Captains. With 19 boats and 8 instructors we can accommodate your schedule for semi-private or private courses. Call us today at 949 209-9931. Learn more...

Santana Sailing

Newport Beach, CA, USA
Rated 4.96/5 by 99 students
Learn to sail and cruise with Santana Sailing, and get your International SLC™ to charter in the Mediterranean. All certification levels from Qualified Crew Member to Captain Rank, in Long Beach, Newport Beach, on the Sea of Cortez, and Caribbean. We can also work with you on your boat with your crew. Specialties include: Anchoring bow and stern; Heavy weather 30 to 45 kts; Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands; Sea of Cortez; Grenada. If you love to learn, we'll have an excellent time. Learn more... | View Santana Sailing Active Events and Opportunities
Rated 5/5 by 11 students
At Passage Nautical, we‘re passionate about boating, education, and adapting our services to what people need. We’re leading the way with our TechReational Boating Classes that fit today’s busy lifestyles and the way people want to learn. By embracing on-line teaching methodologies and combining them with our in-depth on-the-water programs, we can offer truly customized experiences that increase your learning and skills rapidly. Say goodbye to traditional classroom learning. 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...

Lucky Sol Sailing

San Diego, CA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
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...

Sail San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 4 students
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...

Southwest Sailing

San Diego, CA, USA
Rated 4.93/5 by 6 students
LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! 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...

Sailing Season

Madison, CT, USA
Learn to sail a big boat and make your dreams come true. Learn more...
Rated 4.97/5 by 6 students
No matter what your experience level, the journey is within your reach! Bluesail utilizes a stepped process to introduce new sailors to the fundamentals while allowing more experienced sailors to improve their skills. We do it all while combining the live-aboard lifestyle with new and modern sailing yachts in 3 of the most unique sailing grounds on earth, including The Florida Keys (Key West), Lake Michigan via Chicago, and Casco Bay via South Portland. Learn more... | View Bluesail Vacation Yachts and Sailing Academy Active Events and Opportunities

Asset & Anchor Marine

Madeira Beach, FL, USA
As an Olympic sailor and circumnavigator, I thought it was time to share my love and knowledge of sailing and sail boats with others with a similar passion. Having recently returned from a world circumnavigation, let me be your personal Cruising Coach and help bring your cruising dream closer to reality. By using my knowledge and experience you can save both time and money and zero in on the important things from the start. Want to go cruising, but still need to buy a boat or learn to sail? Learn more...

South Wind Sailing

Panama City, FL, USA
Rated 4.87/5 by 3 students
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...

Just Sailing

Shalimar, FL, USA
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
Private Sail Charters and Private Sailing Lessons on Choctawhatchee Bay and/or the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more...
Rated 4.8/5 by 3 students
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...

Parasailor Sailing School

St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
Parasailor Sailing School’s International Training Center is located in sunny downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and is open year-round. With easy access to the sheltered and exhilarating waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, our one-on-one instruction is the perfect complement to the NauticEd programs. Our School features luxury sailing yachts, fully-loaded with comfortable cabins, air conditioning, galley, and more! Students also have access to the private marina’s many luxury amenities. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
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...

3rd Coast Cruising

chicago, IL, USA
Rated 4.89/5 by 15 students
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...
Rated 4.97/5 by 6 students
No matter what your experience level, the journey is within your reach! Bluesail utilizes a stepped process to introduce new sailors to the fundamentals while allowing more experienced sailors to improve their skills. We do it all while combining the live-aboard lifestyle with new and modern sailing yachts in 3 of the most unique sailing grounds on earth, including The Florida Keys (Key West), Lake Michigan via Chicago, and Casco Bay via South Portland. Learn more... | View Bluesail Vacation Yachts and Sailing Academy Active Events and Opportunities

Dauntless Sailing School

Indianapolis, IN, USA
Rated 5/5 by 7 students
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...

Sail Satori

Marblehead, MA, USA
Rated 4.95/5 by 4 students
Based out of one of the nation's yachting capitals, Sail Satori provides adult sailing lessons and charters on the beautiful Salem Sound. Our vessels include a Catalina Capri 22 and a Hunter 33' which are both terrific, well-mannered sailboats for learning. We keep our classes small, 3-4 students, for maximum benefit and personal attention. If you are looking professional, award-winning sailing instructors who like to make learning fun, than Sail Satori is for you! Learn more...

Sail Satori

Salem, MA, USA
Rated 4.95/5 by 4 students
Based out of one of the nation's yachting capitals, Sail Satori provides adult sailing lessons and charters on the beautiful Salem Sound. Our vessels include a Catalina Capri 22 and a Hunter 33' which are both terrific, well-mannered sailboats for learning. We keep our classes small, 3-4 students, for maximum benefit and personal attention. If you are looking professional, award-winning sailing instructors who like to make learning fun, than Sail Satori is for you! Learn more...

Catamaran Sailing School

Annapolis, MD, USA
Rated 5/5 by 7 students
Learn to Sail in The Chesapeake Bay, Catamaran Sailing School is based right in the heart of the Annapolis with direct access to some of the best training grounds in the USA. NauticEd partner school with modern, fully coded sail-training boats and up-to date classroom facilities. We specialise in fast-track bareboat skipper training and supporting your dream of one day bareboating with your family and friends. Learn more...

Kinetic Sailing

Solomons, MD, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
Whether you’re beginning to sail or preparing for a cruising odyssey, Kinetic Sailing can help you reach your goals through NauticEd. Lifelong sailors Andy and Lisa have specialized in teaching couples to cruise together, tailoring instruction to specific needs. Train On-Your-Own-Boat, or on ours. Our fleet includes small and large keelboats, catamarans, and an ocean passage-making Outbound 46. Based in Maryland, we sail year round between the US East Coast and the Caribbean. Learn more...
Rated 4.97/5 by 6 students
No matter what your experience level, the journey is within your reach! Bluesail utilizes a stepped process to introduce new sailors to the fundamentals while allowing more experienced sailors to improve their skills. We do it all while combining the live-aboard lifestyle with new and modern sailing yachts in 3 of the most unique sailing grounds on earth, including The Florida Keys (Key West), Lake Michigan via Chicago, and Casco Bay via South Portland. Learn more... | View Bluesail Vacation Yachts and Sailing Academy Active Events and Opportunities

Blockade Runner Sailing School

Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA
Rated 5/5 by 1 student
The perfect inclusive sailing package awaits! Stay at the Blockade Runner Hotel, walk down to our private Soundside docks, and begin your sailing experience aboard our fleet of J/22s. Our Soundside offers calm waters and steady sea breezes, ideal for both beginner and intermediate sailing instruction. A complete compliment of sailing conditions to navigate surround the resort hotel which offer the sailor experience with day marks, tides, and other coastal variations. This ocean side resort hotel Learn more...

Sailors NYC

Jersey City, NJ, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 4.89/5 by 15 students
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...

Sailors NYC

Jersey City, NJ, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 4.89/5 by 15 students
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...

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...

AppliedSailing

Jamestown, RI, USA
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
New England based practical sail training beginners to advanced. Learn more...

Yachting Education

Charleston, SC, USA
Rated 4.89/5 by 62 students
Thinking Catamarans? Thinking Caribbean & Europe? Yachting Education can train AND issue the coveted International Certificate of Competence (ICC) on board our 48' Fountaine-Pajot catamaran. The ICC is sanctioned by the United Nations and is a requirement by many European countries, so if you're considering chartering or cruising internationally give us a call. Based in Miami through and Key West, our training programs are designed as vacation training packages for all skill levels. Learn more...

Coastal Carolina Sailing School

Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
We offer practical training and competency assessments for Crew, Skipper Small Keelboat, Skipper Large Keelboat, and Bareboat Charter Master. We also are experts at docking and maneuvering in the marina training with subsequent endorsements (assuming you pass ). We have the privilege of being recognized for teaching and assessing to the American National Standards. Our philosophy is simple; it is summed up in one word - COMPETENCY. Competency at the level you desire. And for that, we will spend as much time with you as you need to reach that level of competency. Come join our friendly instructor for modern 21st-century training on the waters of Hilton Head. Learn more...

Landfall Sailing

Austin, TX, USA
Rated 5/5 by 59 students
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 competence & credentials to go yacht chartering in the Caribbean or Europe, we are here to help you. Learn more... | View Landfall Sailing Active Events and Opportunities

NauticEd HQ Sailing School

Austin, TX, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 4.93/5 by 6 students
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 2020 model Jeanneau 410. If you're from out of town - even better - come enjoy Austin's nightlife and learn to sail by the day. And, once you've gain the required competence, we also have a fractional membership plan on our Beneteau 373 or Hunter 33. Learn more...

Texas Sailing

Austin, TX, USA
Rated 4.8/5 by 1 student
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...
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
Rated 5/5 by 10 students
Yachtcations is your best "one stop shop" for all things Catamarans. We offer lessons and training on the most popular sail catamarans, Lagoon, Leopard and Fountaine Pajot, 38-45 feet. Liveaboard classes, overnight, or day sailing based on your schedule and availability. When it's time to book your BVI charter or buy a Catamaran of your own, we also offer yacht broker services via The Catamaran Company. Learn more...

Houston Sailing

League City, TX, USA
Rated 5/5 by 4 students
Houston Sailing is the premier sailing school and yacht charter brokerage in the Gulf Coast. We believe that learning should be a natural process. Since the advent and acceptance of computer usage in everyday life, it just makes sense to incorporate digital learning with hands-on training. We have done our homework and feel that NauticEd offers the best programs for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Keys to successful sailing: 1. Be safe 2. Have fun 3. Learn something new Learn more...

Dallas Sail School

Lewisville, TX, USA
Rated 5/5 by 4 students
New to sailing or just looking to refresh your skills, Dallas Sail School courses are designed to expand your skills, whatever your level of expertise. Your classroom is the S/v "DinaZ" at the Lake Lewisville, Texas. Your instructor is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. With over 30 years of experience and hundreds of trained skippers to our credit, you can trust us to provide you with the training you need to enjoyably and safely sail on Lake Lewisville! Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
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. 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...

Island Hopper Sailing Academy

St Thomas, VI, USA
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
Whether your goal is to pick up sailing as a hobby, start taking your friends and family on bareboat sailing charter vacations, or you want to learn how to get started safely and confidently in the liveaboard cruiser lifestyle, you've come to the right place. Our knowledgeable instructors are happy to teach you what they're passionate about. We call the Virgin Islands home and will show you the best of what these islands have to offer while getting you ready to skipper your own boat. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 2 students
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...

Chance Encounters Sailing

Brinnon, WA, USA
Chance Encounters Sailing offers premier private sailing and excursion Cruise & Learn classes in the Puget Sound as well as trips to Alaska. Capt. Alan Somervell, a +30 year veteran of sailing instruction in the NW and across the world, began Chance Encounters to offer beginning to advanced training and adventure sailing aboard the S/V Anthea in the Northwest. Learn more... | View Chance Encounters Sailing Active Events and Opportunities

Superior Charters

Bayfield, WI, USA
Rated 4.85/5 by 12 students
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...

Apply to be a NauticEd Affiliated Practical Training School

The NauticEd online sailing courses supplement practical training performed by a sailing school. With NauticEd, you can take as long as you need to complete a sailing course, take the tests as many times as you like and review the content for life.

Your sailing school instructor will digitally sign off on your sailing certification when you pass your practical hands-on sailing training. Your sailing certificate is then updated in real-time for you to print out and hang with pride on your office wall. Each time you pass another sailing course, your sailing certificate is automatically updated.