Boating & Sailing Schools: The Complete Guide

12. October 2016 Guides, Travel Tips 0
Boating & Sailing Schools: The Complete Guide

There are hundreds of boating schools, the world over. All offering a huge range from safety to simple boating courses for all types of boaters, from beginners to experts of all ages! So if you're looking for you're local boating school, then look now further, because we have the complete list! So find your nearest boating school and get involved!


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United States of America

Alabama

Lanier Sailing Academy - Lanier Sailing Academy is headquartered on beautiful Lake Lanier Georgia with four additional branches in the southeast: Atlanta, Georgia; Pensacola, Florida; Lake Martin, Alabama; Columbia, South Carolina and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Over the last 39 years Lanier Sailing Academy has perfected the formula for teaching the art of sailing while having fun. 

Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977 - U.S. Coast Guard Approved Courses for Your Captain's License. We Give You The Course and We Give You The Test! We offer OVER 52 U.S.C.G. APPROVED COURSES. Locations in New York, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas USVI

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Alaska

Alaska Waters Consulting - Training and Consultation Services for U.S. Coast Guard Licensing. We offer US Coast Guard Licensing (consulting and applications), Renewal and Upgrades of Licenses, Tutoring for License exams up to and including Celestial Navigation, Employment opportunities in the Alaska Guiding and Maritime Industry and customized orientation and training for people or companies in the Alaskan Maritime Industry. Anchorage, Alaska.

Juneau Youth Sailing - Juneau Youth Sailing is the capital city's volunteer non-profit youth sailing organization. We offer week-long summer classes for beginners and experts. We are primarily youth-oriented, but hold a few adult classes as well. Juneau, Alaska.

Sailing Inc - New & Used Boats For Sale. Alaska's #1 dealer for Catalina and Beneteau yachts. For those who know how to sail, we have a select fleet of fine boats available for bareboat chartering. Sailing Inc. offers a full season of classes, from the Family Academy to Advanced Coastal Cruising, from May through September. Seward, Alaska.

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Arizona

Go Sail Arizona - American Sailing Association Professional Certification Facility. Go Sail Arizona is one of the many American Sailing Association (“ASA”) affiliate schools located around the world teaching people how to sail. The ASA is the preeminent sailing instruction organization in the world. ASA certificate holders can charter boats throughout the world with their certifications. Go Sail Arizona pays careful attention to your specific strengths and weaknesses so that when you are on the high seas on your own, you are equipped with the skills to take you where you want to go. Through our sailing program, the ASA will help you learn to sail safely and confidently. ASA Certified Students can go from basic lessons to advanced sailing courses, earning certifications that are recognized around the world. Peoria, Arizona.

Sailboat Shop - Arizona's Finest Sailing Source - Serving Arizona Sailors for 25 Years! Used boats and dealer for NEW Catalinas and MacGregors. Offering services including Rigging Fiberglass Repair, Gelcoat, Bottom Jobs, Sail Repair, Solar Panels, Electronics. We also offer sailing lessons and charters... Charter a sailboat with Skipper or Bare Boat. Peoria, Arizona.

Sailing Arizona - We're all about providing the best sailing instruction in Arizona, including ASA Sailing Certification. No prior sailing experience is necessary! Sailing instruction is available all year long. In addition to the certification classes, we also offer regular sailing lessons and refresher/practice classes to help you remember/improve your sailing skills. Sailing lessons are held at Lake Pleasant, located just outside Phoenix, Arizona.

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California

Blue Pacific - Blue Pacific has the largest charter fleet of sailboats and powerboats in Marina del Rey. We offer very competitive bareboat charter rates. Checkout our extremely well equipped, professionally maintained, privately owned 32' to 50' Yachts, both power and sail. Take our unique CONFIDENCE SAILING COURSE, a 3, 5 or 8 day ASA approved course taught on one of our yachts by our patient, personable Coast Guard Licensed award-winning Skippers. Become ASA certified and qualify to charter boats. Marina del Rey, California.

Club Nautique - San Francisco Bay's Premier Sailing & Powerboating School & Yacht Charter Company. Started as a way to make sailing accessible to people, without having to own a boat, or maybe not even knowing how to sail. We offer sailing lessons, sailing charters and an active social & cruising calendar. Alameda & Sausalito, California.

Delta Sailing School - Learn to sail a 22 foot keelboat in the Sacramento Delta! Learn to sail a 27 foot keelboat on the San Francisco Bay! American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified instructors will teach you what you need to be knowledgeable, competent and confident on the water! Delta Sailing School also offers Daily Charters On the Delta and San Fancisco Bay. Carmichael, California.

Nauticed Sailing School - NuticEd is the World's Largest and Most Advanced Online Sailing Education and Sailing Certification program providing sailing training from basics to advanced education through entertaining and interactive multimedia online sailing courses. Walnut, California.

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Colorado

Community Sailing of Colorado - Community Sailing of Colorado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in 1995 to provide public access to sailing. We are your premier instructional sailing program in the Denver area located at the Cherry Creek Reservoir and Union Reservoir. We focus on providing a fun, safe environment for children to learn how to sail. Our programs consist of full and half-day youth summer camps or the option for advanced students to join our Junior Race Team. We have a classes for the entire family to enjoy. Denver, Colorado.

Nautilus Sailing - The ultimate liveaboard sailing courses from top 20 ASA sailing school Nautilus Sailing. Gain your ASA certifications and have a great time doing it. Nautilus Sailing is an award winning American Sailing Association school. In 2011 and 2012, Nautilus Sailing was chosen as a Top 20 sailing school, out of more than 300 ASA schools worldwide. We pride ourselves in having excellent instructors, using the best sailboats available, and offering our courses in some of the most spectacular cruising locations in the world. We prefer getting a little off the beaten track, and leaving room for adventure, as we help people learn to sail. Offering learn to sail vacations in Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Grenadines, Caribbean, and Blue Mesa Lake, Colorado.

Victoria Sailing School - The Victoria Sailing School is Colorado's oldest and largest sailing school. Since its founding in 1986, we have trained thousands of students from the Rocky Mountain area. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality product. Our courses range from introductory sailing classes through Coastal and Celestial Navigation, for those wishing to fulfill their ultimate dream. Denver, Colorado.

Windrider of the Rockies - We are located in the Frisco Bay Marina and offer everything from sailboat rentals and certification to exploring Lake Dillon on a Windrider Trimaran. Or, if sailing isn't your thing, explore the Frisco bay on a paddle boat! Our friendly, knowledgeable ASA certified staff can help you get your feet wet by taking an introductory course in sailing. Frisco, Colorado.

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Connecticut

American Sailing Academy at EYS - The ASA is dedicated to promoting safe recreational sailing in the United States by administering an internationally recognized educational system. Whether you are a beginner, a novice or an experienced sailor, we can offer you a curriculum that will improve your skills and understanding of the sport. New London, Connecticut.

Anderson Island Irregulars - The purposes of this Association shall be to assist and support the cause of sail education, and in particular the sail education programs of the Mystic Seaport Museum. West Mystic, Connecticut.

Longshore Sailing School - Longshore teaches approximately 2000 students a year on its fleet of over 100 sailboats and kayaks. Offering a Junior Program, Adult Program, Private Lessons, and Safe Boating Courses. Westport, Connecticut.

New England Science & Sailing (NESS) - We teach sailing, marine science and adventure water sports to students from ages 4 to adult. Our goal at NESS is to inspire individuals to discover themselves through enjoyment of the sea. We offer a wide range of courses in marine sciences, sailing, windsurfing, and adventure sports like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, and surfing to children and adults. Stonington, Connecticut.

Norwalk Sailing School - The NORWALK SMALL CRAFT SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM (dba Norwalk Sailing School) was founded in the early 1960’s to provide safe and fun sailing instruction. Today we continue to offer community programs and bring generations of greater Norwalk area residents safely into the sport of sailing and windsurfing. Facilities are located at Calf Pasture Beach in East Norwalk, Connecticut, directly on Long Island Sound.

Sound Environment Associates - Safe Boating Courses. SEA courses are NASBLA approved and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality boating education in the Country. SEA is dedicated to boating safety and has been teaching boating courses since 1993. Several locations in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

Sound Sailing Center - Offers sailing instruction, a fleet of well maintained daysailors & cruising yachts, racing, a junior program, and charter opportunities. Norwalk, Connecticut.

Norwalk Sailing School - The NORWALK SMALL CRAFT SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM (dba Norwalk Sailing School) was founded in the early 1960’s to provide safe and fun sailing instruction. Today we continue to offer community programs and bring generations of greater Norwalk area residents safely into the sport of sailing and windsurfing. Facilities are located at Calf Pasture Beach in East Norwalk, Connecticut, directly on Long Island Sound.

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District of Columbia

Brendan Sail Training Program - The Brendan program is a sailing training program that builds confidence and improves self-esteem for youth with learning differences through sailing education. Brendan focuses on each student and his or her individual needs. While the primary focus is on sailing skills, the end result is a strong sense of accomplishment and enhanced self-worth. Brendan students learn more than just how to sail — they gain self-awareness and build social skills. Washington, DC.

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Florida

Fibercraft University - Our educational program is taught in a real-world boat building and repair environment and will provide the skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive work environment. Exclusively for Marinas and Boat Yards: FiberCraft offers Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repair Workshops to help give you the competitive edge. Tequesta, Florida.

Edison Sailing Center - US Sailing Sanctioned Community Sailing Center and US Powerboat Training Center, ESC was established in 1983. ESC offers Home School programs, adventure sailing, summer programs, and a school year program, and is proud to host a US Junior Olympic Youth Regatta each October. Fort Myers, Florida.

Halifax Youth Sailing - Halifax Youth Sailing, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to teaching sailing to the kids of Volusia & Flagler counties. Students from 8 to 21 are welcome to join us and learn the basics of sailing. Daytona Beach, Florida.

J World Performance Sailing School - America's Top Ranked Sailing School. The performance sailing school. This means that regardless of your present skill level or the type of boat you prefer, your training at J World will improve your performance as a sailor. Annapolis, Maryland - Key West, Florida - Newport, Rhode Island - San Diego & San Francisco, California.

American Yacht Institute - A professional training facility for yacht crew. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Sailing the Sunset - Sailing the Sunset, a Florida Keys Sailing School that offers ASA sailing classes and vacation adventures for couples & families. With a "Captain-Couple" on board, we will personalize your all-inclusive live-aboard sailing course and vacation. Tavernier, Florida.

Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977 - U.S. Coast Guard Approved Courses for Your Captain's License. We Give You The Course and We Give You The Test! We offer OVER 52 U.S.C.G. APPROVED COURSES. Locations in New York, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas USVI.

Southern Sailing Academy - We specialize in individualized, custom training tailored to the student's specialized needs and learning curve. Our courses have taught over 15,000 students to sail. We tailor the curriculum to your individual learning curve. Jacksonville, Florida.

Captains License Class - United States Coast Guard Captain's License and Master's Degree Courses. In classroom training on weekends for USCG captain's license and USCG Masters License upgrade. We offer the USCG Captains License class at 4 New Jersey Locations and 2 Miami, Florida locations.

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Georgia

Dunbar Sales, Inc. - Dunbar Sales, Inc. is located at the Golden Isles Marina, in St. Simons Island, Georgia. We are an award winning Catalina dealership serving Georgia and north Florida for over thirty years. We offer new Catalina Yachts, quality Brokerage listings, a superb service department, ASA certified sailing school and sailing charters.

Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club - We are a family-based organization that started teaching certified ASA (American Sailing Association) sailing lessons over 25 years ago on Lake Sydney Lanier. Recently, our dream of expanding has been fulfilled, and we now have a second location here at Lake Arrowhead where we have the ability to teach lessons (both on-shore and off), give day camps, arrange trips as well as rent boats and give boat rides! Waleska, Georgia.

Windsong Sailing Academy - Windsong offers American Sailing Association (A.S.A.) training and certification as well as recreation and corporate outings. We offer a comprehensive collection of programs providing ASA sailing instructions, cruises, clinics, fun sails and corporate team building adventures. Sailing on Lake Lanier. Lilburn, Georgia.

Tybee Light Sail & Power Squadron - Savannahs Boating Club. We are Savannah's unit of the United States Power Squadrons, the largest recreational boating organization in the U.S. Our members are men, women, and families who enjoy boating and are dedicated to promoting safe recreational boating through public and member education, civic service, and on-the-water fun. Boater education is our primary purpose, and we offer USPS’s full curriculum of courses, seminars, and on-the-water training. Savannah, Georgia.

Lanier Sailing Academy - Lanier Sailing Academy is headquartered on beautiful Lake Lanier Georgia with four additional branches in the southeast: Atlanta, Georgia; Pensacola, Florida; Lake Martin, Alabama; Columbia, South Carolina and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Over the last 39 years Lanier Sailing Academy has perfected the formula for teaching the art of sailing while having fun.

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Hawaii

Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron - The Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron's mission is to promote safe boating through education. We offer boating classes for beginners and for seasoned boaters. Our "America's Boating Class" is open to the public and is a great place start your boating education. Our Squadron is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. All of our boating classes are taught in a nautical setting.

Honolulu Sailing Co - Enjoy spectacular cruising amongst these majestic high islands in the mid-Pacific... based on Oahu Island we offer a select group of fine yachts both sail and power throughout the islands, daily and weekly rates available for groups of 2-200. Weddings, honeymoon cruises, convention parties, extended cruising, shared and private group charters all available. We also offer several Learn To Sail Classes at various levels. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Waikiki Sailing School - Waikiki Sailing School is affordable, unpretentious, and most of all FUN for the whole family. All of our sailing classes are endorsed by the world's leading authority on sailing instruction — the American Sailing Association (ASA). Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Illinois

3rd Coast Cruising - We are Chicago's fastest growing sailing school and club. Our USCG licensed captains and certified instructors are knowledgeable, experienced and patient. We teach on 30-foot-plus cruisers from 8 different yacht manufacturers, giving you sailing skills that are easily transferable to other boats. Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Sailing - Since 1987, Chicago Sailing has been providing lessons, rentals, charters and racing programs to sailors of all skill levels in and around the Chicago area. Our instructional programs are comprehensive, and fully certified by US SAILING, the governing authority of sailing in America; and, therefore, recognized by charter companies world wide. We also offer a boat rental program. Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Yacht Share - Fractional Yacht Ownership. Sail Cruising World's "Boat of the Year" for 2012, the Jeanneau 379. For less than what it would cost to store, insure and maintain an older boat, you can sail a brand new yacht. Also offering Captained Charters – Private and Shared, and Sailing Lessons. Belmont Harbor, Chicago, Illinois.

Sail Chicago - Sail Chicago is a community-based, all-volunteer sailing program providing sailing instruction and affordable access to sailing on Lake Michigan for adults 18+ in the Chicago area. We own and maintain a fleet of sailboats in the Chicago Harbor system. We have classes for beginner through advanced sailors, as well as ongoing educational activities throughout the year. Chicago, Illinois.

Sea Safaris Sailing School - We offer basic through advanced skills including topical subjects – coastal navigation, celestial navigation and marine weather for children through adult. Skills gained through Sea Safaris courses prepare students to safely sail small through large craft in and beyond their home waters. Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois.

Sheridan Shore Sailing School - For more than 50 years, Sheridan Shore Sailing School has been proud to offer to students a chance to experience the thrill, challenge and exhilaration of sailing. Our courses help instill the skill of sailing and the character value of seamanship to juniors, high school students and adults of all ability levels. The sailing school uses the facilities of Sheridan Shore Yacht Club which is located in Wilmette Harbor, Wilmette, Illinois.

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Indiana

South Bend Sail and Power Squadron - South Bend Sail and Power Squadrons is a unit of United States Power Squadrons, America's largest boating organization. We are recreational sail, power, and people-powered boaters from north central Indiana and southwest Michigan. The South Bend Sail and Power Squadron has enjoyed more than 50 years of community service, continuing education and friendship. We are a fraternal organization and are a part of the national United States Power Squadrons. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in boating. We offer courses on a variety of subjects. Greater Boating Education, Families Together, Social Events, Community Involvement, Cruises Significant programs have been established and continue to be added to make your USPS membership more beneficial to you. South Bend, Indiana.

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Iowa

Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School - SYCSS was established in 2007 by Saylorville Yacht Club sailors who want to share their love of sailing with the central Iowa community. The SYCSS is a non-profit corporation established to educate persons interested in sailing and to promote safe sailing in Central Iowa. In cooperation with Big Creek Marina, Polk City, Iowa and Gray's Lake Park, Des Moines, Iowa, we now offer a wide range of small boat and advanced instructional opportunities for people of all ages, keeping the keelboat classes and large boat activities on Saylorville Lake.

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Kansas

Kansas City Sailing - At Kansas City Sailing we sell new and used sailboats, sails, parts, supplies, running and standing rigging, clothing, safety equipment and much more. We stock parts and supplies for every sailboat, from the smallest dinghy to the biggest cruiser and performance sailboat. We also teach all levels of sailors from those who have never been on a sailboat to those who have sailed their whole lives. We offer group and private lessons. Lawrence, Kansas.

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Kentucky

Cave Run Sailing - A sailing club located on Cave Run Lake, Kentucky. The Cave Run Sailing Association is an all volunteer, nonprofit association dedicated to: Promoting both leisure and race sailing; Conducting sailing education classes; Providing a forum for good will and social activities among those interested in sailing; Participating in charitable activities. Cave Run Sailing Association has taught sailing courses for many years. The American Sailing Association (ASA) is the world's foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching, and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts. Cave Run Lake, Kentucky.

Lighthouse Landing - Escape to Lighthouse Landing, Kentucky's most picturesque resort and marina, nestled on the shores of Kentucky Lake. Bring your boat or rent one of ours, learn to sail, go fishing, take a stroll on the sidewalk... Lighthouse Landing Marina has 190 open slips for boats up to 42' and is located in a well-protected harbor. If you've never sailed before or if you are an experienced sailor and want to take your skills to the next level, sign up for our certified American Sailing Association, 2 or 4 day course and begin a lifetime of enjoyment. Lighthouse Landing offers a unique and peaceful way to enjoy the lake with our Colgate 26' sailboats available for full or half-day rentals. Also offering used boats for sale... We have a diverse selection of pre-owned sailboats and will take the time to help you and your family find the boat that's right for you! Grand Rivers, Kentucky.

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Lousisiana

Houston Marine Training Services - Maritime Training Through Coast Guard Approved Courses. Since its inception in 1972 Houston Marine has become the premier source for the certification and training of maritime personnel by offering efficient, cost-effective products and services in a variety of locations and formats. Houston Marine offers a wide-range of marine skills development services including STCW-95 compliant, Coast Guard approved Basic Safety, GMDSS, and Vessel Bridge Resource Management Programs. Kenner, Louisiana.

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Maine

Boatwise - Boatwise offers US Coast Guard approved Captain's license courses (NO TEST WITH THE USCG), Boating Safety Classes, Coastal Navigation and GPS/Chartplotters/Radar classes, as well as on the water training including docking & maneuvering, on board radar training and night cruising classes. The Boatwise USCG approved OUPV and Master's Courses are widely known for their educational content. Classes in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School - Programs include canoeing, sailing and sea kayaking for all ages. Rockland, ME.

Mansell Boat Rental Company - We provide sailboat rentals, sailing lessons, motorboat rentals, captain services, and personalized sightseeing tours for the Acadia National Park area surrounding Mount Desert Island, Maine. Located at the southern entrance to Somes Sound right next to the Hinckley Yacht Yard in Southwest Harbor, Mansell Boat Rentals has the right selection and expertise to help make your visit to the area a truly memorable one. Manset, Maine.

School of Ocean Sailing - The School of Ocean Sailing operates in Maine and the Caribbean. Live aboard courses in Ocean Sailing and Advanced Navigation, Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passage Making aboard a 52' steel Ketch.

The Apprenticeshop - A School for Traditional Boatbuilding and Seamanship. Welcome to The Apprenticeshop, one of the oldest traditional boat building schools in the country. Our organization offers a variety of maritime activities, including sailing lessons and community lectures, but the Apprenticeshop’s traditional wooden boat building program remains our core focus. Adult and Youth Sailing Lessons available. Rockland, Maine.

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Maryland

3B's Captains School - Charter Boat Captains School - Get your charter boat captains license the easy way with 3B's Coast Guard approved travelling charter boat captain school coming to your area soon. 3 - 3-day weekends or weekday classes. It's a complete "hands - on" course with a certificate which is proof of competency for the Coast Guard 6 pak license. All Required subjects are covered, including Rules of the Road, navigation, GPS, loran, firefighting, boat handling, fire-fighting at sea, marine communications, aids to navigation, and marine publications. Westminster, Maryland.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating - Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. CRAB's mission is to provide the thrill and freedom of sailing to persons with disabilities, recovering warriors, and disadvantaged youth. CRAB offers Group Sails, SailFree Sundays, Sailing Clinics, and Regattas for guests to enjoy and learn how to sail and race.

Downtown Sailing Center - Our mission is to promote affordable sailing opportunities in Baltimore by offering inexpensive adult and junior sailing lessons, recreational sailing, racing, cruising and community outreach programs. Baltimore, Maryland.

J World Performance Sailing School - America's Top Ranked Sailing School. The performance sailing school. This means that regardless of your present skill level or the type of boat you prefer, your training at J World will improve your performance as a sailor. Annapolis, Maryland - Key West, Florida - Newport, Rhode Island - San Diego & San Francisco, California.

Sail Solomons - At Sail Solomons, we are dedicated to providing you an exceptional sailing experience. We offer top-quality sailing instruction and luxury yacht charters on the Chesapeake Bay, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. Our experienced Captains are available for instruction, charters, deliveries and marine consulting. We offer a full range of sailing courses with focused on-the-water instruction. Solomons, Maryland.

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Massachusetts

Boatwise - Boatwise offers US Coast Guard approved Captain's license courses (NO TEST WITH THE USCG), Boating Safety Classes, Coastal Navigation and GPS/Chartplotters/Radar classes, as well as on the water training including docking & maneuvering, on board radar training and night cruising classes. The Boatwise USCG approved OUPV and Master's Courses are widely known for their educational content. Classes in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Boston Harbor Sailing Club - The Boston Harbor Sailing Club is a professional sailing school and membership club founded in 1974 to offer high level sailing instruction and, through memberships, make Boston, Marblehead, Buzzards Bay and New England waters accessible and affordable to the public. The Club owns 67 yachts 23 to 39 feet and is a prominent feature on the Boston Waterfront.

Cape Cod Sail and Power Squadron - A boating club dedicated to boating safety and education of the proper use of boats while having fun doing it. The Cape Cod Sail and Power Squadron is a recreational boating club on Cape Cod with over 200 male and female members. We are sailors, power boaters and paddlers who enjoy being on the legendary waters surrounding Cape Cod. Offering Monthly Dinners, On-the-Water Activities, Educational Courses, Vessel Safety Checks, and more. Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Duxbury Bay Maritime School - Our mission is to connect people of all ages, abilities and means to Duxbury Bay through educational and recreational programs that stimulate individual growth and an enduring love and appreciation of the sea. Programs started in the summer of 1998 with a large junior sailing program and sailing for about 50 adults. Duxbury, Massachusetts.

New England Maritime - USCG & Captain License Courses. New England Maritime has been on the cutting edge of maritime training since 1991 offering Captains License Courses, Boating Safety Courses, Launchtender Operator Classes and other licensing and skill building courses. Hyannis and Quincy, Massachusetts.

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Michigan

Alpena Youth Sailing Club - Alpena Youth Sailing Club offers sailing lessons for youth, adults, and families with classes ranging from beginner to advanced and racing. Optimist, JY15, and Yngling sailboats give youth and adults an opportunity to learn how to sail, race, and just have fun on the water. We provide the boats, life jackets, and necessary equipment. Alpena, Michigan.

American Sailing Institute - We're set up to teach sailing... that is our focus. But along the way we have a lot of fun. Offering sailing instruction, racing and social activities. We are an energetic, enthusiastic group of sailors who want to share our passion and skills of sailing with you. We are focused on sailing, seamanship and safety on Michigan's waterways. Wixom, Michigan.

Lake Charlevoix Mariners - 4-H Youth Sailing School on Beautiful Lake Charlevoix - Boyne City Marina & Charlevoix's Depot Beach. The LCM is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to supporting the development of sailing for children in Charlevoix County. We are in partnership with the Michigan State University Charlevoix County 4-H Youth Programs, located in Boyne City. Boyne City, Michigan.

Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association - Through sailing, it is our intent to provide access for those who have not had the opportunity to enjoy the Saginaw Bay and Saginaw River. The SBCSA will provide training in basic sailing skills and safety on the water at a minimal cost. Bay City, Michigan.

Saginaw Bay Power Squadron - The Saginaw Bay Power Squadron is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Bay City, Michigan.

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Minnesota

Fleet Sails - Brokerage boats for sale and dealer for Walker Bay Boats and the Hunter line of sailboats in the 10 ft to 25 ft sizes. Also available is the Northern Breezes Sailing School. Leech Lake, Walker, Minnesota.

Lake Minnetonka Sailing School - LMSS - Sailing lessons for youth, adults and families. Light House Island, home of the Minnetonka Yacht Club and LMSS, is located at the mouth of Carson's Bay on the western shore of Lake Minnetonka, in the city of Deephaven, Minnesota.

Calhoun Yacht Club & Lake Calhoun Sailing School - Located on Lake Calhoun, Calhoun Yacht Club conducts races for our fleets of C Scows, M16 Scows, X-Boats and Lasers. We also offer social activities. Affordable, Convenient Sailing Instruction for Kids & Adults. The Lake Calhoun Sailing School (LCSS), founded in 1989, has grown to one of the largest and most diverse schools in the Midwest, offering classes for all ages and levels of experience, from age 4 to adult and from beginning sailing to advanced. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Mississippi

North Star Sailing Charters - We offer Day Charters, Sunset and Moonlight Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Half Day, Full Day and even Overnight Charters for your Biloxi Vacation. Also offering ASA sailing lessons. Biloxi, Mississippi.

Pass Christian Community Sailing Foundation - The Pass Christian Community Sailing Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 corporation in 2014 to provide community sailing and watersports to the Gulf Coast Community. This not-for-profit Foundation is supported through generous tax-deductible donations from individuals and companies, and community grants. Offering In classroom and on the water instruction in sailboats. Personalized and group instruction and sailing clinics, Lectures, and High School Sailing. Pass Christian, Mississippi.

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Missouri

St. Louis Sailing School - We are the oldest continuously operating sailing school in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We offer high quality instruction and training to everyone from the Beginning Sailor to the Advanced Sailor, who is striving to increase their sailing knowledge and skill. St. Louis Sailing School is an American Sailing Association Teaching and Certification Facility. We offer training courses for several levels of certification. St. Louis, Missouri.

Odyssey Sailing School - Let Odyssey Sailing introduce you to the wonderful world of Sailing. Our convenient Midwest location is in St. Louis, Missouri and we sail on Lake Carlyle in Illinois.

Stockton State Park Marina - The clear blue waters of Stockton Lake make Stockton State Park an ideal destination for water recreation. The 24,900-acre Stockton Lake was created when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a dam across the Sac River near Stockton in 1970. Since then, the lake has become a favorite spot for fishing, swimming, skiing, scuba diving, and especially sailing. Stockton State Park offers easy access to the lake and everything needed for a day on the water. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, and personal watercrafts can be rented at the campground and marina store which also supplies gas, fishing tackle, bait, beer, clothing, souvenirs, groceries, and camping supplies. The park has two boat ramps where there is no charge to launch, and over 350 boat slips, including more than 100 designed just for sailboats. We are Stockton Lake's oldest and largest sailing school. We specialize in private lessons only for individuals and small groups. Stockton, Missouri.

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Nevada

Sailing Ventures Lake Tahoe - Since 1993 Sailing Ventures has been teaching people the art and science of sailing. Our students are sailing all over the world using the skills they learned on our boats and in our classes. The Introduction to Sailing is perfect to introduce anyone to sailing. Other classes offered are Night Sailing, Motoring and Docking, Refresher courses, private lessons (on our boat or yours), Ladies' only, ASA Challenge-In courses, Engine Maintenance, Basic Boat Electrical, and for club members, Club Sails. We also offer charters. Lake Tahoe, California & Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

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New Hampshire

Boatwise - Boatwise offers US Coast Guard approved Captain's license courses (NO TEST WITH THE USCG), Boating Safety Classes, Coastal Navigation and GPS/Chartplotters/Radar classes, as well as on the water training including docking & maneuvering, on board radar training and night cruising classes. The Boatwise USCG approved OUPV and Master's Courses are widely known for their educational content. Classes in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Call A Captain - Boat Deliveries, Charters and On The Water Training. We help boaters find licensed captains to teach you how to safely operate and navigate your own boat, or provide a great charter experience, or boat delivery service. So. Hampton, New Hampshire.

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New Jersey

Barnegat Bay Sail Charters and Sailing Lessons - Barnegat Bay Sailing School is a small, highly personalized New Jersey sailing school offering introductory and advanced sailing courses in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. When the sailing instruction ends and the practice begin, BBSS will be right by your side giving you the skills to sail with confidence. All ASA graduates are given access to our sailboat rentals and we also offer personalized sailboat charters where you can experience the beauty of Barnegat bay under sail. Bayville, New Jersey.

BoatBoy Marine Training - Specialized On The Water Instruction. We are Marine Industry Professionals who saw the need for an on-the-water instruction company to help the recreational boater be safe on the water, enjoy this great lifestyle and have fun boating! Our unique concept of coming to you is the best way to instantly become familiar with your boat on your waterway where you'll do your boating! We train on your boat at your dock in your waterway with your equipment. Moorestown, New Jersey.

Captains License Class - United States Coast Guard Captain's License and Master's Degree Courses. In classroom training on weekends for USCG captain's license and USCG Masters License upgrade. We offer the USCG Captains License class at 4 New Jersey Locations and 2 Miami, Florida locations.

Mariners School - Whether you've decided to get your Captain's License, upgrade to a Master's License or are interested in advancing your boating knowledge and skills to enhance your recreational enjoyment and safety on the water, Mariners School is the best course to take. Princeton, New Jersey.

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New York

Atlantic Yachting - Sailing Lessons, Camps, and Charter opportunities in New York City. Sailing from the west side of Manhattan April - November. Manhattan's Premier Destination for Everything Sailing. We offer luxurious Private Sailboat Charters, Sailing Lessons, Sailing School, Summer Camp, Corporate Sailing, Company Outings, and Sailing Vacations.

Captain's School of Long Island Inc. - Whether you're getting your license to be your own boss, work on a Charter boat, transport and deliver boats, be the "Professional" at a Marina, work for or start your own towing company, work for a ferry service, water taxi, etc., or you just want the knowledge and prestige that a license will give you, you'll find that attending "The Captain's School of L.I." is the way to go to get your license. The Captain's School is located in Calverton, Long Island, New York.

Full Sail Sailing School - Full Sail Sailing School, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional sailing instruction to a wide range of would-be sailors and sailors from the novice to the advanced. Full Sail Schools are located in two prime locations. They are situated on Tortola on the British Virgin Islands and at Willsborough Point, Lake Champlain, New York State, U.S.A.

Inverted Wakeboard and Waterski School - The Inverted Wakeboard and Waterski School is located on beautiful Loon Lake in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains. We offer instruction for beginner through advanced. Whether you are learning to get up on two skis or learning to drop one or maybe trying your first roll on a wakeboard, we have you covered. Chestertown, New York.

North Cove Sailing School - We invite both the novice and experienced sailor to discover the thrills and rewards of sailing in New York Harbor. North Cove Sailing School is an Affiliate of the American Sailing Association which assures you of professional training and the best value.

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North Carolina

Bow to Stern Sailing School - Offers sailing lessons and ASA certification to all levels, from Small Boat Sailing to Offshore Passagemaking and Cruising Catamaran. Vacation Programs and Family Programs are also offered. Oriental and New Bern, North Carolina.

Cape Fear Sailing Academy - Cape Fear Sailing Academy is North Carolina's elite sailing School. From beginner through Bareboat Charter Certification and navigation, Cape Fear Sailing Academy offers a full range of ASA certified courses designed to enhance your skills and love of sailing. We also have the best Opti Youth Sailing Program in NC. Southport, North Carolina.

Camp Sea Gull Sailing Site - Camp Sea Gull for boys and Camp Seafarer for girls are two YMCA sailing camps located on the coast of North Carolina. Both sites operate on 350 acres and feature a nationally recognized seamanship program plus numerous camping activities. Arapahoe, NC.

Oriental's School Of Sailing - Our program of instruction can teach you more in a week than you might learn in several years of sailing on your own. Come join us and learn to sail on cruising sailboats with instructors who want you to enjoy sailing as much as they do. Once you have learned to sail, you can charter a boat and go sailing for a day, a weekend or even a week or more on North Carolina's waters. Oriental, North Carolina.

Priority Sailing - Priority Sailing has programs to help you enjoy the thrill of sailing in a beautiful locale. We are based in the picturesque and historic town of Southport, North Carolina. Here the Cape Fear River bends between the Southport shoreline and Battery Island and then opens out into the Atlantic Ocean between Bald Head Island and Oak Island. Priority Sailing is affiliated with the American Sailing Association. We offer classes and cruises on a 26' Colgate. Southport, North Carolina.

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Ohio

Erie Islands Sailing School - Located near Sandusky, Ohio, Erie Islands Sailing School is the ideal place to begin your Sailing Dream. The protected waters of Sandusky Bay offer the novice sailor a great place to learn the basics. The proximity of Lake Erie and the island destinations of Kelleys Island, the Bass Islands and Put-in-Bay provide fun and challenging sailing for those taking our Bareboat Certification classes.

Harbor North - A Complete Boating Facility. Floating slips, boat racks, restrooms and showers, ship's store, 10 ton hoist, and more. Used boats for sale and dealer for Walker Bay, Hunter Marine, Laser, Hanse, and Gemini Catamarans. Also offering the oldest and most complete charter service on Lake Erie, and Learn To Sail Classes. Huron, Ohio.

Sea Tech Marine Training - Headquartered in Western New York and with offices in Sandusky, Ohio, we have been successfully conducting marine training classes since 1984 in various Great Lakes cities. Since our inception we have professionally prepared over 3,000 students for various U.S. Coast Guard licensing exams. Our pass ratio is over 95 percent which is unsurpassed in the marine training industry.

TrueCourse Captain’s School - We developed our USCG approved Courses to advance boating skills, to tune the skipper for the USCG test (we give the test) and to assist the skipper in obtaining their captains license. Dayton, Ohio.

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Oklahoma

Island Fever Sailing School - Learn to sail with confidence! Enjoy the fun & relaxation of sailing with Capt. Debbie Graham, USCG Master Mariner, 50GT. Island Fever Sailing School offers classes from beginner to advanced with blue water experienced instructors. Located on beautiful Grand Lake, in NE Oklahoma. Courses consist of two or three day classes, usually weekends, between mid-April through September. Grand Lake, Oklahoma.

Redbud Bay Marina - Used boats and dealer for Hunter Marine, Hobie Cat, Catalina Yachts & Tohatsu Outboards. Also offering pontoon and sailboat charters, sailing classes for novice to advanced, and a wide range of marina services. Claremore, Oklahoma.

Waterwise - WaterWise introduces children between the ages of 10 and 12 to water safety and recreation. Oklahoma City, OK and many other cities.

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Oregon

Columbia Pacific Maritime - It is the mission of Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC to provide US Coast Guard approved training courses in a small classroom environment with frequent scheduling options. Portland, Oregon.

Outdoor Ventures River Training - Outdoor Ventures teaches advanced river skills, rowing lessons and paddle instruction for the professional river guide and private boater. Learn to read water, run rivers safely and confidently in whitewater dories, driftboats, paddle rafts, gear boats, catarafts and even inflatable kayaks. Eugene, Oregon.

Portland Sailing Center - Portland Sailing Center is a sailing school on the Columbia River near Portland Airport. We have no memberships to offer and no boats to sell. All we do is teach sailing. We teach casual new sailors, ocean-bound cruisers, and anyone in-between. PSC's Basic program is presented in two distinct parts to build knowledge and confidence at a steady rate. Our Big Boat and Cruising class is unique in its construction and content, and leads seamlessly to the large boat adventure classes, Bonneville and Sea Trials. Portland, Oregon.

Offshore Guardian - Offshore Guardian provides marine safety training courses for both the commercial and recreational boating community. Our offshore safety training courses offer both classroom and hands-on experience to give our students the opportunity to try the techniques we teach. Nothing is more valuable than real-time drills to build motor skills necessary to keep you alive in dangerous situations. Beaverton, Oregon.

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Pennsylvania

Bayfront Maritime Center - BMC's mission is to: design and implement engaging, hands-on, maritime-themed educational, vocational and recreational opportunities for the community in a universally accessible waterfront facility. BMC has created innovative and engaging hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based programming aligned with Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards that uses boat building, navigation, environmental science, sailing, rowing and paddling to teach students. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia - Learn to sail with confidence on the historic Delaware River Waterfront in Center City Philadelphia. Wide open sailing with great wind. When you complete your course you can practice your new found skills at the Liberty Sailing Club or Practice Sail on our Sonar 23's or Hunter 31. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977 - U.S. Coast Guard Approved Courses for Your Captain's License. We Give You The Course and We Give You The Test! We offer OVER 52 U.S.C.G. APPROVED COURSES. Locations in New York, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas USVI.

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Rhode Island

Boatwise - Boatwise offers US Coast Guard approved Captain's license courses (NO TEST WITH THE USCG), Boating Safety Classes, Coastal Navigation and GPS/Chartplotters/Radar classes, as well as on the water training including docking & maneuvering, on board radar training and night cruising classes. The Boatwise USCG approved OUPV and Master's Courses are widely known for their educational content. Classes in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Edgewood Sailing School - The school offers sailing lessons for youth and adults and also offers racing. The Edgewood Sailing School is located on the historic campus of the Edgewood Yacht Club, in the Edgewood section of Cranston, Rhode Island.

East Bay Sailing Foundation - Sailing lessons for youth and adults. Our mission is to foster self-confidence through instruction in sailing, seamanship, and racing skills at appropriate levels in a safe and fun environment so that participants may enjoy the benefits of sailing for a lifetime. Bristol, Rhode Island.

J World Performance Sailing School - America's Top Ranked Sailing School. The performance sailing school. This means that regardless of your present skill level or the type of boat you prefer, your training at J World will improve your performance as a sailor. Annapolis, Maryland - Key West, Florida - Newport, Rhode Island - San Diego & San Francisco, California.

Sail Newport - Rhode Island's Public Sailing Center. Sail Newport is home to New England's largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island's premier public sailing site. Sail Newport's mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport. Offering Adult Programs, Youth Programs, Rentals, Racing and Special Events.

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South Carolina

Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977 - U.S. Coast Guard Approved Courses for Your Captain's License. We Give You The Course and We Give You The Test! We offer OVER 52 U.S.C.G. APPROVED COURSES. Locations in New York, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas USVI.

Lanier Sailing Academy - Lanier Sailing Academy is headquartered on beautiful Lake Lanier Georgia with four additional branches in the southeast: Atlanta, Georgia; Pensacola, Florida; Lake Martin, Alabama; Columbia, South Carolina and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Over the last 39 years Lanier Sailing Academy has perfected the formula for teaching the art of sailing while having fun.

Big Water Marina - The marina offers wet slips, a boat ramp, dry stack storage, boat rentals, a sailing school, and used boats for sale. Big Water Marina has excellent facilities and offers professional, personalized service to all types of water enthusiasts. The Big Water Sailing School at Big Water Marina is held to national and international standards of sailing excellence which demand the very best possible sailing instruction be provided. Starr, Lake Hartwell, South Carolina.

Charleston Community Sailing - Learn to Sail! Youth & Adult Classes, Beginner – Advanced Racing, 5 and older! High School Sailing, Special Olympics Sailing & Summer Classes. Charleston Community Sailing Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities. Charleston, South Carolina.

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Tennessee

Davis Marine Training - When you are destined for success, Davis Marine Training is your only destination for License Preparation and Coast Guard approved Radar Observer courses. For Western Rivers, Great Lakes, Inland, Near Coastal and even Oceans deck and engineer licenses, our staff is ready and able to get you ready for your exams. Bartlett, Tennessee.

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Texas

Captain Roy's Captains Training - Provides the best training and materials available to prepare for the United States Coast Guard's Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (Six Pack) to 100 Ton Masters License examination. Seabrook, Texas.

Let's Go Sailing - Let's Go Sailing is a American Sailing Association Certified School. Let's Go Sailing's goal is to make sailing fun and safe for all of our students. Learning to sail should be fun! Come out and sail with us, you might have fun while you learn to sail. Charters and sailing trips are also available. Houston, Texas.

Learn to Sail Texas - ASA Sailing School in Corpus Christi offering Sailing Lessons, Sailing Classes and Private Instruction. We are located in some of the best sailing grounds in the USA. Our basic training philosophy is in line with the ASA standards. We take pride in exceeding the ASA basic requirements. We are serious about safety afloat, from winching techniques to prepping for heavy weather. Corpus Christi, Texas.

North Texas Sailing School - We offer sailing lessons to the general public, starting with Beginning, and Intermediate sailing instruction, along with upper level classes including Spinnaker, Basic Coastal Cruising and Coastal Navigation. Alumni sailors enjoy year round sailing activities and have the opportunity to sail on a weekly basis. As Dallas' oldest sailing school, our students turn to sailing as a recreational outlet, and hundreds go on to race competitively all over the world. We also offer Summer Junior Sailing Classes. Heath, Texas.

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Utah

Bonneville School of Sailing - The skill sets, confidence and knowledge you will receive at Bonneville become tools to take you anywhere your dreams can take you. Our curriculum is based on a hands-on philosophy, to give you the maximum amount of experience to gain those skill sets and confidence. Our certified graduates have gone on to sail in new and exotic waters. Now it's your turn. We sail on Utah Lake, the largest naturally occurring body of water west of the Mississippi. Provo, Utah.

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Vermont

International Sailing School - Your sailing goals and dreams can become reality and the learning process can be fun, safe and quick. An intense, compact ISS program will give you hours of direct "hands on" practice, under professional guidance, and the confidence to take charge and set sail on your own. Past ISS students are fulfilling their dreams today — you can too. Several levels of instruction are offered for adults and youth. The International Sailing School offers lessons, club membership and boat access, and moorings on Mallet's Bay of famed Lake Champlain in Vermont. We offer residents of Vermont and Canada convenient access to sailing opportunities. With our sailing club you can have unlimited sailing privileges on our exciting 27' Solings, Lasers and Cruisers. If you want to meet new sailing partners and learn more than most sailors learn in a lifetime the International Sailing Club is the way to go! Located on Malletts Bay, Colchester, Vermont.

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center - We offer safe, fun and affordable sailing programs for virtually anyone. Offers sailing instruction for youth & adults, a rental program, dinghy racing, regattas, and canoeing & kayaking. Burlington, Vermont.

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Virginia

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute - Professional Marine Education Services, US Coast Guard Approved, IMO Compliant, and Preparation Courses for all Levels of Maritime Licenses and Documents. Hayes, Virginia.

Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy - Virginia Beach, Virginia - Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (M.A.M.A.) serves the maritime community with over 65 Coast Guard certified deck classes and engineering courses, from Entry to Unlimited Master, and Engineering Fundamentals, DDE & QMED. Our license consultants help you plan your courses, and our instructors become personally involved in helping you succeed.

Premier Sailing School - Offers sailing courses for all ages, match racing and navigation courses. Irvington, Virginia.

Sail Nauticus - Sail Nauticus is a Norfolk-based, nonprofit sailing school and community sailing center unlike anything else in the Hampton Roads region. Our mission is to inspire, instruct, and impact Hampton Roads kids through the use of sailing and maritime sciences. We do this through a variety of programs available to the public, such as our sailing cruises, adult sailing lessons, an expansive membership program, and our popular Sail Quest Summer Camps. Norfolk, Virginia.

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Washington

Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron - Come for the Boating Education - Stay for the Friends. Our Courses are Dynamic and Go Beyond Textbook Learning. You'll Make New Friends and Have a Great Time. Join Us for Great Activities and Events. These Include Cruises, Rendezvous Gatherings, Dinner Meetings with Marine Programs and Presentations. Bellevue, Washington.

Discovery Sailing School - Our mission is to offer the finest quality sailing instruction and skippered charters. We sail in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State and British Columbia, Canada. Discovery Sailing School is dedicated to the promotion of safe and enjoyable boating. We will show you how to become a good crew member on a cruising yacht, and for the advanced student, how to communicate with your crew to become a good skipper. The courses are designed for the complete novice to the experienced sailor wishing to sharpen his or her skills. Seattle, Washington.

Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center - Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offers classes and programs for all ability and skill levels ages 8-100 in rowing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle-boarding and more. Serving the boating community for 28 years, the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center is a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility whose programs are co-sponsored by the Mount Baker Boating Advisory Council. Seattle, Washington.

Northwest Maritime Center - The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. Learn to Sail Classes are available for both youth and adults. Port Townsend, Washington.

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Wisconsin

Geneva Lake Sailing School - Youth sailing lessons located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Our mission is to help kids reach for the stars. The Geneva Lake Sailing School provides quality sailing education for the community. Our programs range from your first-time sail up to advanced racing education, providing a complete experience of sailing discovery. For more than 70 years we’ve taught sailing on beautiful Geneva Lake in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Community Sailing Center - MCSC strives to strengthen the sport of sailing through an active educational program. MCSC provides professional yet affordable sailing instruction, boat usage, racing/regattas, and special events at it's McKinley Marina location. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sailboats Inc. - Since 1980, Sailboats Inc. Sailing School in Bayfield & Superior, Wisconsin has certified over 11,000 sailing skippers. We also offer sailing charters on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Pepin in Bayfield & Lake City, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. We have full service marinas in Superior, Wisconsin and Knife River, Minnesota, and we also offer yachts for sale.

Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy - Captains License Courses Classroom Training in Wisconsin and California and Online Captain's License Courses Anytime. Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy offers USCG captains license courses for all mariners, whether you're new to the marine trade or a seasoned boater. Classroom classes held in Appleton, WI; Green Bay, WI: Milwaukee, WI; Grass Vally, CA; Minneapolis, MN area; or at your location. Our online captain's license courses are also available for students worldwide. Appleton, Wisconsin.

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You can find a complete list of boating & sailing schools in America here


Europe & Rest of the World

We have not included all countries within Europe & Rest of the World, a complete list can be found at the end of this section.

Australlia

AusSea Sailing School - Are you serious about your sailing? Then forget all the sailing schools in busy, choppy Sydney Harbour and join AusSea Sailing School on Botany Bay, the best waters in Sydney to learn how to sail. It doesn't matter if you want to charter a yacht in the Whitsundays or the Mediterranean or race in the Sydney to Hobart, we'll get you to your sailing goal in a fast, safe and fun way. Sans Souci, Sydney, NSW Australia.

Boatschool - Victorian Marine Boat License Test | Marine Training Services. Earn your Victorian marine boat licence in one easy, fun night at Marine Training Services. Enroll now & learn the skills you need to be a safe boat operator. Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Victoria, Australia.

Cairns Boat School - Cairns Boat School offers International Yacht Training courses for power and sailing vessels, recreational boat license training, HF/VHF marine radio license preparation, private charters and offshore passages for those wishing to increase their sea time experience. Cairns Boat School courses are nationally and internationally recognised. Yorkeys Knob, QLD Australia.

e-Campus Australia - e-Campus Australia was developed to help the Maritime Industry and Mariners gain access to on the job training, reduce the amount of time in the classroom and get students out and into the industry. Manoora & Gladstone, QLD Australia.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (IMC) - The Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (IMC) is Australia's newest marine training facility, right on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef and its warm tropical waters in Cairns, Australia. The College is one of the best equipped marine training centres in the southern hemisphere, comprising of a Full Mission Bridge Simulator, Emergency Response Simulator and an immersion pool, as well as the required facilities for Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET). The College caters for local, national and international students looking to start or enhance their career in the marine industry. Cairns, Australia.

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Canada

AceBoater.com and the Canadian boating license - Boating License Canada with ACEboater Canada, Official provider of online boating exam & course. We offer classroom courses in the following provinces: Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and PEI. Kingston, ON Canada.

Advantage Boating - Ottawa Sailing and Powerboating Schools. Providing the best in boating education and on the water adventure. Lac Deschenes, Ottawa, Canada.

Adventure Sailing Plus Ltd. - Sailing School, Cruise and Learn, Cruising Courses, Skippered Cruises, Sailing Charters. Our sailing classes and cruises sail from BAY MOORINGS MARINAS in Penetanguishene in the beautiful waters of the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay. Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada.

Boatn' Bob Better Boating - Safe Boating, Training, accredited by the Canadian Coast Guard. BETTER BOATING SAFE BOAT TRAINING is Accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.

Canadian Cadet Organizations - The Cadet Program is the largest federally-sponsored youth program in Canada that includes the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets. It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the sea, army and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

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France

Les Glénans Sailing School - A sailing school, a sea school, a school of life. Every year, more than 15,000 trainees discover sailing with Les Glénans or improve their sailing skills on cruising boats, catamarans, dinghies, day-boats and windsurf boards. From the beginner to the experienced sailor, and all the way to the training of instructors, everyone can find a course which is suited to them. Paris, France.

Marsbrook Boating - Detailed profiles of RYA and ASA sailing schools around the world who offer both structured courses as well as blue water preparation courses from those who in some instances living the dream right now. Would you like to learn to sail? Looking for an RYA sailing school, or a powerboat training course? Or are you simply after a sailing holiday somewhere? Browse the sailing schools and sail training course providers listed with us and then talk to them direct. Marsbrook is a registered French business run by English staff. We're based near Perpignan in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France and work with clients all over the world.

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Germany

Segelschule und Yachtcharter Weiss-Blau - Welcome to the website of WHITE-BLUE! The sailing school is blue and white for 40 years and is recognized by the German Sailing Association and the German Motor Yacht Association training center. Also offering charters. Munchen, Germany.

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Greece

Istion Yachting Academy - Istion Yachting Academy is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognized Training Center (RTC) based in Athens, Greece. ISTION brings you yacht training whether you are taking your first step aboard or if you are already an accomplished sailor. Following the comprehensive programs of RYA, education takes place in sailing yachts and motor cruisers from the school's instructors. For those looking to combine learning to sail with an enjoyable holiday, our Athens base makes a perfect starting point for sailing the nearby Saronic or Cyclades island groups while practicing your skills. Athens, Greece.

Sea-Trek Adventures - Sea-Trek Adventures is an independent family run company. For over 10 years we've specialised in Sailing Holidays in Greece for beginners, offering Learn to sail holidays for novices and fun Flotilla holidays for the more experienced sailors. We welcome families, couples and singles to our fantastic sailing location of Kefalonia, in the beautiful Ionian Islands of Greece.

Island Sailing - Island Sailing specialises in sailing holidays and sailing courses around the Greek islands including Lefkas, Kefalonia, Corfu, Meganissi, Ithaca and Paxos as well as the Cyclades islands, the Saronic and Argolic Gulf and eastern Peloponnese. We are a British company offering some of the best yacht charter holidays in the Mediterranean from marina bases on Lefkas, Corfu and in Athens. We are also a fully accredited RYA Training Centre offering a comprehensive range of practical sailing courses from our Lefkas marina base. Lefkas, Greece.

Athens Sailing Academy - An English sailing school Greece teaching sailing in the Greek Islands, and offering sailing school holidays. The Athens Sailing Academy exists to teach and help interested enthusiastic individuals how to sail. The areas in which we teach sailing, include the Argolic Saronic Gulf and the Cyclades Islands, both offer excellent sailing conditions. Faliron, Greece.

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New Zealand

Bay of Islands Sailing School - Learn to Sail Holidays in the Beautiful Bay of Islands. We offer a variety of practical on the water boating courses in one of the finest cruising areas of the world. We have been teaching sailing for over 15 years and all our instructors are passionate about sailing and teaching the sport they love. We are accredited to CBES, NZ Coastguard Boating Education and the New Zealand Yachting Federation. Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Coastguard Boating Education - Coastguard Boating Education is New Zealand's leading provider of recreational boating courses, with more than 40 core and specialty programmes available for all levels of knowledge and ability. Theoretical and practical courses are available through a network of accredited providers throughout New Zealand.

eNautical - eNautical: Boating & Marine Courses - Online Marine VHF Radio Courses, MROC/RRTOC, Boatmaster, Day Skipper & Marine Radio Callsigns for NZ Boaties.

Gulfwind - Gulfwind offers personalised, practical and hands-on sailing charters and certified courses in the waters surrounding Auckland, "City of Sails". Our quality range of sailing offerings means you choose how much you want to learn. You can lie back and relax during a leisurely sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour or Hauraki Gulf, or try your hand at various sailing techniques in our introduction to sail and race sessions. Or, immerse yourself in a comprehensive Learn to Sail or Yachting New Zealand Seamanship course. You'll be in the hands of expert Yachting New Zealand instructors who can tailor their charters and courses to suit you.

SeaSense Sailing School - A friendly, professional school offering Yachting New Zealand and RYA sailing courses in and around Abel Tasman National Park for anyone from absolute beginner to Ocean Yachtmaster.

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Philippines

Palawan Sailing - Palawan Sailing is a certified and registered IYT sailing school located in the Bacuit Bay in the town of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Palawan Sailing has been authorized by IYT to deliver IYT certificates for all the IYT courses we offer. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

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Spain

Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre - Atlantic Islands Sail Training Centre (AISTraC) is an RYA approved sailing school based in Gran Canaria, in the Atlantic archipelago known as the Canaries, or Islas Canarias. From here we can sail and cruise to the Azores group, the islands of Madeira, mainland Spain, Portugal and beyond. Our instructors are mature, experienced sailors and we welcome students of all ages - you're never too old to learn! Playa de Mogán, Gran Canaria, Spain.

Club Sail Tenerife - First RYA Sailing School recognized abroad. All courses are run by experienced RYA Instructors. We are located at Los Gigantes Marina in the South of Tenerife. The most picturesque setting for a Marina in Tenerife, perhaps the whole of Spain! We employ RYA Yachtmaster Instructors to teach Sailing and Motor Cruising Courses and can also provide training in all the complimentary courses such as VHF Radio, First Aid, Sea Survival and the Theory Courses: Basic Navigation, Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Endeavour Sailing - Learn to Sail with Endeavour Sailing. At Endeavour Sailing we offer world class instruction in teaching RYA sailing courses. Our sailing courses are based in Puerto Calero Marina,Lanzarote and the surrounding Islands of the Canaries making for an unrivalled location to learn to sail. Puerto Calero Marina is renowned for being one of the best in the world. The surrounding ocean offers a good breeze, tidal sailing with ranges greater than Gibraltar and tidal streams to match. We have a wide range of courses available from sailing theory courses, one day sail courses, adventure breaks, mile building courses, fast track sailing courses and family sailing holidays among many others making Endeavour Sailing a great place to come for a sailing holiday. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.

Sunset Offshore Sailing School - Sunset Offshore Sailing School is an RYA recognised training centre situated in Alcaidesa Marina a short walk from Gibraltar Airport. We offer RYA tidal sailing courses whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced sailor and skippered charter holidays for all the family. The Gibraltar Strait is one of the best areas in the world to learn to sail and is tidal. The magnificent location allows us to visit the coast of Spain, Gibraltar, Algarve and Morocco. The weather is warm and sunny and with good winds throughout most of the year. RYA courses are run by an experienced Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster preparation courses and Fast Track programs available. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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United Kingdom

1st ScotSail Training - 1st ScotSail Training is based on the Firth of Clyde at Largs Yacht Haven on the west coast of Scotland, for RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses Scotland. Delivering the full range of RYA Practical and Shorebased Navigation Theory Courses in Scotland, as well as the RYA National PowerBoat Scheme at its RYA Centre at Loch Lomond, ScotSail is one of Scotlands largest RYA Training Centres. Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland.

5 Star Marine - RYA Powerboat training and Motor Cruising courses, Southampton, Hampshire. 5 Star Marine are based at Ocean Quay Marina on the River Itchen in Southampton, Hampshire, with easy access to the whole of the Solent, which is probably the best training area in the UK, if not the world. We specialise in RYA Powerboat training and Motor Cruising courses.

Ashby Powerboat School - RYA Recognised Teaching establishment offering RYA Powerboat Level 1&2 Courses, also available, SRC radio. We are a RYA recognised Training Centre and BSAC Seamanship Centre, Teaching both RYA Powerboat Levels 1, 2, Level 2 direct assessment. We run BSAC boathandling, Diver Cox'n and chartwork/position fixing SDC's also. Amesbury, Wilts, UK.

Boatability - Boatability is an authorised RYA Powerboat Training Centre. RYA Powerboat Training Courses include RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2, Intermediate and Advanced Power Boat, RYA VHF / DSC Training and RYA First Aid. You can get your European Powerboat qualification or "Boat Licence" in the form of the ICC - International Certificate of Competence from Boatability too. Capable of providing a wide variety of recognised Powerboat Courses, including shore-based training, we utilise a selection of vessels to ensure maximum training value. Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.

City Sailing - City Sailing helps you enhance your sailing by organising group or individual RYA Theory courses in London. We are the London Sailing Experts here to help you. Our programme of City based RYA theory courses enable you to expand your knowledge and skills for your future sailing. They are great as stand alone courses, and they also complement our various RYA practical training schemes. London, England, UK.

Cornish Cruising - Improve your sailing with experienced instructors offering Royal Yachting Association courses. We run RYA courses from our base in Falmouth for yachting weekends, cruising, one day, theory, radar, first aid, sea survival and yachtmaster qualifications. Whatever your ability we have approved sailing courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. We also offer a full range of powerboat courses, and yacht charters. Falmouth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

East Anglian Sea School - East Anglian Sea School has set the standard for training excellence on the East Coast for 40 years. We are based on the East Coast of the UK at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington, on the River Orwell, half way between Ipswich and Felixstowe. Founded in 1973, as a small family business then called East Anglian School of Sailing, it has grown into one of the foremost Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sea schools in the country.

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Turkey

AURORA Yachting Club - Welcome to the site of the first and the only sailing school in the region of Alanya, Turkey. In addition to training, we are always happy to arrange an exciting journey under sail, to help with rent yachts all over the world, as well as to assist in the realization of a dream to have your own yacht. Alanya, Turkey.

7 Seas Sailing School - International Yacht Training Worldwide, an international corporation which has Administration and HQ based in Kelowna, BC, Canada, is the world's leading provider of Recreational Boating and Yachting Courses and entry level Professional Yachting Courses. Our courses and materials are covered by a Quality Management System, ISO 9001 2008 which we obtained through the internationally recognised Classification Society, DetNorkseVeritas (DNV). Istanbul, Turkey.

Smart Sailing Academy - We invite you to sail around the stunning beauty of the Aegean sea 12 months of the year! Whether you cruise with a sailing boat around this bit of heaven on earth, or complete our sailing education which is valid almost anywhere in the world, take the time to enjoy the breath-taking Aegean coast with us. You can drop anchor to explore the idyllic small islands. Marmaris Mugla, Turkey.

Yeni Vira Marine & Sailing School - VIRA Marine & Sailing School is appointed as IYT WW partner school in 2011 and become a Training Center for MCA recognized Master of Yachts (Professional) Courses. Our School is established in 2006 by Capt. R. Cepel to fill up the huge absence of Yacht Captain & Crew and Sailing Training facility in Göcek. Our school is fully approved & authorized Private Marine School both by the Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs and Ministry of National Education of Government of Turkey. Gocek Mugla, Turkey.

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Thailand

Sail In Asia - Sail In Asia's Sailing courses and Powerboat courses are taught in Phuket and Pattaya in Thailand. They are fully accredited by International Yacht Training (IYT). Sail in Asia is an IYT Sea School . You can do all your courses for Recreational Yachting (leisure ) or Professional Training (for commercial seafarers) here in Phuket, Thailand.

Topper Sail Phuket - Learn dinghy sailing with Topper Sail Phuket! From beginners to advanced levels, young ages to adults: learn and practice sailing with qualified sail instructors. Dinghy sailing at Topper Sail Phuket is fun, easy and safe. Lessons for individuals or groups. The schedules are flexible and teaching or practice is customised to your needs. Powerboat training at Topper Sail Phuket is second to none, with an excellent range of hands-on courses to give you the confidence to handle powerboats on inland and tidal waters in diverse situations. Phuket, Thailand.

Yachtpro International Thailand - World Class Sailing Holidays and Courses. At YachtPro, we aim to make your sail training or holiday sailing in Paradise as enjoyable and rewarding as we can and do our best to meet your individual goals. We have been sailing in Phuket since the late 1990's, the awesome islands and caves of Phang Nga Bay, the beautiful palmed fringed beaches and crystal waters that surround Krabi and the magical islands of the Andaman Sea ensure take home great memories of your time in Thailand.

Sail in Siam - Whether its interested in racing, refreshing your boating skills or learning how to safely operate your own vessel, Sail In Siam provides instruction, resources and facilities to get you on the water quickly, legally and safely. Sail in Siam offers both recreational and professional courses using the world's leading sail training and coaching methodology - International Yacht Training curriculum - which is fully approved by the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency/MCA. Pattaya, Thailand.

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