Bluesail Vacation Yachts and Sailing Academy

Key West, FL, USA
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 one of the most unique natural sailing grounds in the world, The Florida Keys. View Active Events and Opportunities

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 5/5 by 2 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 7005 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 USA
Phone: (813)601-5243
Website: www.bluesailcharter.com

Sailing School Instructors

Tyler Martin

NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
Level IV Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Catamaran Instructor/Assessor
NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
Email: tyler@learntosail.us
Phone: 2094714050
under development

Jack Clayton

NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Catamaran Instructor/Assessor
NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
Email: jack@learntosail.us
Phone: 3059221429
I was introduced to sailing by a grizzled old shipwright in the icy fjords of Norway on a wooden sloop he had built. Whetting a lifelong desire for a life under canvas and rigging. Several misadventures and sometime later I ended up in the Caribbean with a bunch of derelict engine-less sailboats of various designs and origins, which somehow seemed like a great idea to acquire at the time. I learned to rebuild them with primitive materials and tools, taking lessons from the innovative locals, old salts taking refuge in the hurricane hole I was posted up in, and drawing on my past experiences. It was there on these boats I began teaching sailing to volunteers that joined me on my sailing adventures and hosting a reoccurring educational sailing festival whilst also dabbling in the charter business realm. In December 2017 I decided to sail my boat solo from Guatemala to Key West, where I began working with Bluesail. I look forward to teaching you the "ropes".

Heidi Ruse

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Email: hruse12@gmail.com
Phone: 8048324731

Edward Kertis

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Email: eddie@alohasailingkeywest.com
Phone: 8084920180

Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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Sailing Events and Opportunities

  • BAREBOAT CHARTER MASTER 7-DAY TRAINING CLINIC

    2020, Sat Feb 01 9:00am - Fri Feb 07
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    SLC/ICC Training and Licensing Assessments,
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin Entire Boat
    Start Location
    USA, Key West, FL
    Contacts
    Scott Mayer,
    Ph: (813)601-5243,
    email: scott@bluesailcharter.com
    Price
    Starting at $1,985 + tax per student with discounts for multiple
    For many people the primary reason for getting into sailing is to skipper their own sailboat on a vacation with family or friends. Our Bareboat Charter Master 7-day Training Clinic will properly prepare you to safely run your own bareboat. From mastering food and fuel provisioning to passage planning, boat systems, anchoring, and navigating on a multi-day voyage, you'll be trained for competency on over 50 skills across 6 primary areas of focus. Pricing includes live-aboard lodging, meals, running expenses, linens, licensed captain/instructor, online coursework materials, a sailors eLogbook and more! Pricing is by the student with discounts for 2 students sharing a single cabin and for booking the entire boat. Boat available for lodging the evening prior to and after the clinic ends at no additional charge. Contact Scott at scott@bluesailcharter.com for additional details. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • BAREBOAT CHARTER MASTER 10-DAY TRAINING CLINIC

    2020, Mon Apr 06 9:00am - Wed Apr 15
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    SLC/ICC Training and Licensing Assessments,
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin Entire Boat
    Start Location
    USA, Key West, FL
    Contacts
    Scott Mayer,
    Ph: (813)601-5243,
    email: scott@bluesailcharter.com
    Price
    STARTING AT $3,495 + TAX PER STUDENT WITH DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE
    For many people the primary reason for getting into sailing is to skipper their own sailboat on a vacation with family or friends. Our Bareboat Charter Master Extended 10-day Training Clinic will properly prepare you to safely run your own bareboat. From mastering food and fuel provisioning to passage planning, boat systems, anchoring, and navigating on a multi-day voyage, you'll be trained for competency on over 50 skills across 6 primary areas of focus. Destinations may included Boca Grande Key, The Marquesas Keys, The Dry Tortugas, and Key West! Pricing includes live-aboard lodging, meals, running expenses, linens, licensed captain/instructor, online coursework materials, a sailors eLogbook and more! Pricing is by the student with discounts for 2 students sharing a single cabin and for booking the entire boat. Boat available for lodging the evening prior to and after the clinic ends at no additional charge. Contact Scott at scott@bluesailcharter.com for additional details. Link to more information about this Opportunity.