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 Location

Location: 7005 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 USA
Phone: (813)601-5243

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
Phone: 2094714050
under development

Jack Clayton

NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
Level V Skipper Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Catamaran Instructor/Assessor
NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
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
Phone: 8048324731

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

  • 7-Day Bareboat Charter Master Live-aboard Training Clinic

    2019, Mon Dec 09 9:00am - Sun Dec 15
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin
    Start Location
    USA, Key West, FL
    Scott Mayer,
    Ph: (813)601-5243,
    $1,985 + tax for 1 student; $3,790 for 2 students in 1 cabin
    7-day live-aboard on-the-water practical training clinic and sailing adventure launching from Stock Island Marina Village in Key West. Class will have up to 4 students total and includes live-aboard lodging, bath and bed linens, food, dishes, cookware, running expenses, Bareboat Charter Master online coursework materials/exams, licensed US Coast Guard Captain and NauticEd Instructor/SLC Assessor. Weather pending the live-aboard adventure will take you to The Dry Tortugas National Park, roughly 70 nm from Key West, and will return back to the marina no later than 8pm on December 15, 2020. Students are free to check-in and stay overnight on the boat at no additional charge the day prior to class as well as the evening after the class concludes. Check-out no later than 10:00am the day following class. The only additional costs we do not cover are travel expenses to/from Key West as well as sailing gear. We will extend our wholesale pricing from West Marine to any student that enrolls. Come enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys while learning to sail on a new 2016 Jeanneau 479 sailing yacht! Beginners and advanced sailors are all welcome. Call for more details or to book. Link to more information about this Opportunity.