Sailing Schools in USA, South Carolina

South Carolina features some of the best sailing areas on the East Coast. There are dozens of inlets from the ocean to the Intracoastal waterway where one can sail in the protected waters or venture out to the ocean on weather conducive days. Charleston features a wonderfully protected large recreational sailing and sailing training area, also with direct access to the coast. Hilton Head is equally as attractive for learning to sail with its natural beauty of twisted waterways and wide open sailing areas. And, when you are ready for a sail out to a deserted beach for a picnic, there are plenty of choices. Come to South Carolina for sailing training. Stay at any of our wonderful resorts and enjoy professional sailing training at its best.


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Yachting Education

Charleston, SC, USA
RYA ICC Offshore Captain Catamaran
Rated 4.9/5 by 81 students
Yachting Education logo 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 about Yachting Education...

Michael Pearce

Private Instructor - Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Rated 4.8/5 by 4 students
With my experience and comprehensive sailing knowledge, I am uniquely positioned to deliver a first-class sailing education to individuals and small groups. If you want to enjoy the excitement of small boat sailing, become wind-aware, and experience the physics of sailing just inches above the water; I can coach you. Do you want to provide amazing large keelboat and catamaran adventures for your family and friends, in some of the most beautiful and secluded destinations on the planet? I can take you from the beginning through competency to mastery of this unique and priceless skill set. I have sailed extensively in the San Francisco Bay, N and S Coastal CA, the Caribbean, Europe, and the South Pacific. Every day on the water is unique, exhilarating, mentally stimulating, and often challenging. Safety is the cornerstone of everything you do on or around water and the biggest compliment I can give is ‘I would be happy for you to take my family to sea on a sailboat’ - that is mastery! Learn more about Michael Pearce...

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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.