Parasailor Sailing School

St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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.

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 5/5 by 2 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 1110 3rd Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
Phone: (813) 817-0104

Sailing School Instructors

Bennie Ficarrotta

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 7274121765
When I was about ten-years-old I bought a little paperback book on how to sail. I must have read that book a hundred times. Even though I would be an adult before I actually even tried to learn to sail, I never forgot about that book and would occasionally leaf through it and dream of sailing. Eventually, my wife Karen and I took sailing lessons, chartered numerous boats and sailed Florida, BVI and the Bahamas, and obtained numerous certifications (passed USCG Captain's test in 2005. Remained current ever since) for 20 years. We currently live aboard our Irwin 43, Center Cockpit with our two Schipperke boat dogs (Sibber and Sheba). In addition to sail instruction, I do deliveries (over 33,000 nm from Clearwater, FL to Chatham, MA), charter work (Primarily BVI), as a professional boat cook I have served up over 2000 plates of food from small boat galleys, I am a licensed and insured Florida yacht broker, and I work at a local marine yard as an estimator and customer service

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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