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 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.

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 5/5 by 4 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 7005 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 USA
Phone: (813)601-5243
Website: www.bluesailcharter.com
Location: 18 Ocean Street South Portland, ME 04106 USA
Phone: (813)601-5243
Website: www.bluesailcharter.com
Location: 400 W. Belmont Harbor Drive Chicago, IL 60657 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: Tylermartinsailing@gmail.com
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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