Sailing Schools in USA

The following Sailing Schools are NauticEd affiliated sailing schools. They recommend that you augment your theory based learning with the NauticEd sailing courses and clinics. Once you have completed your on-line NauticEd sailing courses you may contact one of these sailing schools for your practical hands-on sailing training. Go ahead, learn to sail with NauticEd. Start with the NauticEd Skipper Course, or the NauticEd Qualified Crew Member Course or one of our other specialized sailing courses.

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Southwest Sailing

Lake Pleasant, AZ, USA
Rated 4.94/5 by 7 students
LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! Learn more...

Nautical Ventures

Dana Point, CA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 5 students
Nautical Ventures helps “Find the Adventurer in you!” We provide the following marine services: - Sailing instruction (on-the-water practical training and evaluation/certification) - Marine Project Management - Consulting (ocean crossing/cruising, yacht acquisition and maintenance, boat-as-a-business operation and management) - International group charters (Baja Mexico, Sicily, Croatia, and Greece) We are located in Dana Point, CA, serving SoCal from San Diego to Ventura Learn more...

Santana Sailing

Long Beach, CA, USA
Rated 4.96/5 by 177 students
Learn to sail and cruise with Santana Sailing, and get your International SLC™ to charter in the Mediterranean. All certification levels from Qualified Crew Member to Captain Rank, in Long Beach, Newport Beach, on the Sea of Cortez, and Caribbean. We can also work with you on your boat with your crew. Specialties include: Anchoring bow and stern; Heavy weather 30 to 45 kts; Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands; Sea of Cortez; Grenada. If you love to learn, we'll have an excellent time. Learn more...

Southwest Sailing

Long Beach, CA, USA
Rated 4.94/5 by 7 students
LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! Learn more...

Sail Monterey

Monterey, CA, USA
Learn to sail in beautiful Monterey Bay! Finally take the time to cross off your bucket list dream of sailing. Monterey Bay is a National Marine Sanctuary so while you sail, look out for whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, and much more! Don't wait, start your class today! Learn more...

Sailing School Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 1 student
Sailing School Newport Beach is a proud partner of NauticEd. When you are ready to get on the water, we have the nicest and newest fleet of sailboats ranging from 20 to 50 fleet. Harbor 20, Beneteau 35.1, 38.1, 41.1, 45, Lagoon 400 & 450 catamarans - All less than 5 years old. We also have the friendliest and most knowledgable instructors who are USCG Captains. With 19 boats and 8 instructors we can accommodate your schedule for semi-private or private courses. Call us today at 949 209-9931. Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 12 students
At Passage Nautical, we‘re passionate about boating, education, and adapting our services to what people need. We’re leading the way with our TechReational Boating Classes that fit today’s busy lifestyles and the way people want to learn. By embracing on-line teaching methodologies and combining them with our in-depth on-the-water programs, we can offer truly customized experiences that increase your learning and skills rapidly. Say goodbye to traditional classroom learning. Learn more...

Lucky Sol Sailing

San Diego, CA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
Lucky Sol Sailing is a Veteran-owned sailing club in San Diego offering Sailing Lessons with professional instructors. We also have a Fractional Yacht Ownership program & offer sailing tours in the San Diego Bay. Come sailing with us and we think you'll agree that there's no better way to enjoy the beautiful waters of San Diego than with Lucky Sol Sailing. Learn more...

Southwest Sailing

San Diego, CA, USA
Rated 4.94/5 by 7 students
LEARN TO SAIL IN THE DESERT! CRUISE IN CALIFORNIA , THE CARIBBEAN, THE MEDITERRANEAN! Are you ready to become a sailor? We're here to help you make that happen! Southwest Sailing can help you achieve your goals right here in Arizona along with lessons, exams and cruising in AZ and in Southern California too. FLEXIBILITY? Do you need a "Custom" schedule or location for your NauticEd PRACTICAL EXAM, call us! Custom, personalized, flexible scheduling is our specialty. Contact us TODAY! Learn more...

Sailing Season

Madison, CT, USA
Learn to sail a big boat and make your dreams come true. Learn more...
Rated 4.93/5 by 12 students
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 Key West and The Florida Keys. Learn more...

3rd Coast Cruising

chicago, IL, USA
Rated 4.91/5 by 20 students
Chicago's largest sailing school, over the last 17 years we have trained 1000's of students. Sail 7 days a week, cross-train on many different types of boats, even a 38' Lagoon Catamaran while experiencing a variety of wind and sea conditions. Join the Club and sail everyday, all summer long! Share Membership with others, Fast Track your Captain'n License with tons of seatime. Club Membership benefits for the duration of your Unlimited Membership, Season: May-Oct. Off season training available. Learn more...

Dauntless Sailing School

Indianapolis, IN, USA
Rated 5/5 by 7 students
Launched in 2009 by technology entrepreneur, accomplished sailor, and licensed sailboat Captain Todd Bracken, Dauntless Sailing School focuses on introducing adults to the adventure and fun of “big boat” sailing through affordable, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities including introductory cruises, beginner to advanced sailing instruction, Great Lakes excursions, regatta participation, and ocean coastal cruising expeditions. Learn more...

Sail Satori

Marblehead, MA, USA
Rated 4.97/5 by 7 students
Based out of one of the nation's yachting capitals, Sail Satori provides adult sailing lessons and charters on the beautiful Salem Sound. Our vessels include a Catalina Capri 22 and a Hunter 33' which are both terrific, well-mannered sailboats for learning. We keep our classes small, 3-4 students, for maximum benefit and personal attention. If you are looking professional, award-winning sailing instructors who like to make learning fun, than Sail Satori is for you! Learn more...

Sail Satori

Salem, MA, USA
Rated 4.97/5 by 7 students
Based out of one of the nation's yachting capitals, Sail Satori provides adult sailing lessons and charters on the beautiful Salem Sound. Our vessels include a Catalina Capri 22 and a Hunter 33' which are both terrific, well-mannered sailboats for learning. We keep our classes small, 3-4 students, for maximum benefit and personal attention. If you are looking professional, award-winning sailing instructors who like to make learning fun, than Sail Satori is for you! Learn more...

Voyager Ocean Passages

Chesapeake, MD, USA
The Seaworthy School of Sail is a division of Voyager Ocean Passages. Captain Ed Mapes is certified by the American Sailing Association to provide instruction in the full range of Sailing courses, from Beginning Keelboat to Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passagemaking; as private lessons with a certificate. Courses are offered in the Chesapeake Bay and in St. Thomas, USVI, and can lead to crew positions on Voyager for one of our Voyager Ocean Passages. Learn more...

Kinetic Sailing

Solomons, MD, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 4.93/5 by 8 students
Whether you’re beginning to sail or preparing for a cruising odyssey, Kinetic Sailing can help you reach your goals through NauticEd. Lifelong sailors Andy and Lisa have specialized in teaching couples to cruise together, tailoring instruction to specific needs. Train On-Your-Own-Boat, or on ours. Our fleet includes small and large keelboats, and we have access to catamarans as well. Based in Maryland, we sail year round between the US East Coast and the Caribbean. Learn more...

Sailors Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 4.91/5 by 17 students
Sailors Jersey City is proud to be the first NauticEd school in the New York Harbor - since 2018. Sailors Jersey City (formerly known as Sailors NYC) was founded in 2013 by Capt. Nitzan Levy, who has a great passion for sailing, education and community. During the transition into a non-profit, Capt. Levy and Capt. Marc DeSouter are offering private sailing instructions for teens and adults on board sailboats in the NY Harbor following the NauticEd curriculum. Learn more...

Sailacat.com

Sag Harbor , NY, USA
Sailacat.com offers catamarn courses in a variety of locations, NY, NC, East Coast USA and Bahamas. Join us aboard a state of the art sailing cat in world class locations for hands-on live-aboard training. Our unique offerings cover all phases of seamanship on ICW & inshore cruises, to near coastal & offshore opportunities. Students gain skills by cruising the catamaran on actual voyages in the USA & Bahamas. 2 licensed liveaboard instructors will put you confidently at ease behind the helm. Learn more...

Capitana SOS

Fajardo, PR, USA
The best hands-on, personalized training. Spend time on the sea with Capitana SOS. Learn more...

AppliedSailing

Jamestown, RI, USA
Rated 4.87/5 by 3 students
New England based practical sail training beginners to advanced. Learn more...

Yachting Education

Charleston, SC, USA
Rated 4.89/5 by 65 students
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...
Rated 4.97/5 by 6 students
We offer practical training and competency assessments for Crew, Skipper Small Keelboat, Skipper Large Keelboat, and Bareboat Charter Master. We also are experts at docking and maneuvering in the marina training with subsequent endorsements (assuming you pass ). We have the privilege of being recognized for teaching and assessing to the American National Standards. Our philosophy is simple; it is summed up in one word - COMPETENCY. Competency at the level you desire. And for that, we will spend as much time with you as you need to reach that level of competency. Come join our friendly instructor for modern 21st-century training on the waters of Hilton Head. Learn more...

Landfall Sailing

Austin, TX, USA
Rated 5/5 by 70 students
Landfall Sailing is a flagship NauticEd practical training school. Our instructors have over 20 years of sailing and chartering experience that include the Texas Gulf Coast, open water offshore crossings, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the California coast. Our boats are meticulously maintained and appointed with modern electronics. If you want to improve your skills or gain the competence & credentials to go yacht chartering in the Caribbean or Europe, we are here to help you. Learn more...

NauticEd HQ Sailing School

Austin, TX, USA
Woman Sailing Instructor
Rated 4.93/5 by 8 students
Austin, Texas is the Headquarters for NauticEd and it's fitting that we also have a flagship sailing school in Austin. Whether you're looking for crew, skipper, or bareboat training, come play with us and learn from the best. You will learn on our modern and fully appointed 2020 model Jeanneau 410. If you're from out of town - even better - come enjoy Austin's nightlife and learn to sail by the day. And, once you've gain the required competence, we also have a fractional membership plan on our Learn more...

Texas Sailing

Austin, TX, USA
Rated 4.8/5 by 1 student
Texas Sailing, located on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, is owned by sailors, run by sailors, for sailors. Established in 1965, Texas Sailing has set the standard for sailing lessons, sailboat charters, and yacht sales in Central Texas. Come sail with us! We are a full service sailing facility providing: * US Sailing Certifications * Beneteau Yacht Sales * Precision Sailboat Sales * Sail and Power Brokerage * Yacht Charter Management * Sailing Lessons * Bareboat and Captained Charters * Corp Learn more...

Texas Skipper

Austin, TX, USA
Rated 4.86/5 by 10 students
It is a wonderful experience to quietly skim across the water. Lake sailing is especially pleasant because the water is often not choppy, so you can have a smooth, relaxing cruise. At the same time, it can be very exciting when the wind picks up. Our families love sailing. Our youth sail competitively in regattas around Texas. We currently teach sailing to Sea Scouts and GS Mariners who have gone on to win various sailing competitions. We love helping anyone interested in sailing. Learn more...

Texas Skipper

Belton, TX, USA
Rated 4.86/5 by 10 students
It is a wonderful experience to quietly skim across the water. Lake sailing is especially pleasant because the water is often not choppy, so you can have a smooth, relaxing cruise. At the same time, it can be very exciting when the wind picks up. Our families love sailing. Our youth sail competitively in regattas around Texas. We currently teach sailing to Sea Scouts and GS Mariners who have gone on to win various sailing competitions. We love helping anyone interested in sailing. Learn more...

Yachtcations

Kemah, TX, USA
Rated 5/5 by 12 students
Yachtcations is your best "one stop shop" for all things Catamarans. We offer lessons and training on the most popular sail catamarans, Lagoon, Leopard and Fountaine Pajot, 38-45 feet. Liveaboard classes, overnight, or day sailing based on your schedule and availability. When it's time to book your BVI charter or buy a Catamaran of your own, we also offer yacht broker services via The Catamaran Company. Learn more...

Houston Sailing

League City, TX, USA
Rated 4.93/5 by 8 students
Houston Sailing is the premier sailing school and yacht charter brokerage in the Gulf Coast. We believe that learning should be a natural process. Since the advent and acceptance of computer usage in everyday life, it just makes sense to incorporate digital learning with hands-on training. We have done our homework and feel that NauticEd offers the best programs for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Keys to successful sailing: 1. Be safe 2. Have fun 3. Learn something new Learn more...
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
Bonneville School of Sailing has seen many of it's graduates and participants go on to sail distant oceans, purchase their own boats and live their sailing dreams. We offer Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Learn to Sail Courses, as well as Corporate Retreats, Team Building Events, and Sunset Cruises. Learn more...

Chance Encounters Sailing

Brinnon, WA, USA
Chance Encounters Sailing offers premier private sailing and excursion Cruise & Learn classes in the Puget Sound as well as trips to Alaska. Capt. Alan Somervell, a +30 year veteran of sailing instruction in the NW and across the world, began Chance Encounters to offer beginning to advanced training and adventure sailing aboard the S/V Anthea in the Northwest. Learn more...

Kirkland Sailing Club

Kirkland, WA, USA
Rated 5/5 by 3 students
Kirkland Sailing Club is a great low-cost way to enjoy sailing on the East Side of Lake Washington. From beginners training with our certified instructors to racing, we cater to all levels of experience. Learn more...
Rated 4.85/5 by 12 students
Located in Bayfield, WI, Superior Charters & Yacht Sales is your choice for the ideal sailing vacation. With the largest sailing fleet on Lake Superior, we offer a wide variety of monohulls and catamarans to fit your needs. Many options give both the novice and experienced sailor a tailored vacation to fit their abilities, skills and needs. Just starting your sailing journey? Learn with us at our sailing school! We've been teaching sailors since 1979! Learn more...

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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.