Private & Group Sailing Lessons

PRIVATE & GROUP SAILING LESSONS
(Beginners and Intermediate Levels)

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PRIVATE sailing lessons are available with a certified US Sailing instructor.

Below are a few options to choose from.  Please note, the first cost is for the instructor’s fee, and the second cost is for the sailboat rental per hour:

  • $50 an hour for one person in a dinghy sailboat, plus $20 for the sailboat;
  • $70 an hour for two persons sharing a lesson in the same dinghy sailboat (up to 310 lbs.), plus $25 for the sailboat;
  • $80 an hour for two persons sharing a lesson in two dinghy sailboats, plus $20 for each sailboat;
  • $100 an hour for one person in a day sailor, plus $35 for a small day sailor, or $45 for a larger day sailor (our instructor goes with you in your sailboat);
  • $100 an hour for one person in a Hobie, plus $45 for the Hobie Adventure Islander Tandem (our instructor goes with you in your Hobie);
  • $150 an hour for two persons sharing a lesson in the same day sailor, plus $45 for a larger day sailor (our instructor goes with you in your sailboat).
  • Want to get certified as a beginner and/or intermediate sailing?  Click on the hyperlink for additional information and pricing.

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Private Lessons include about thirty (30) minutes of one-on-one land instructions by a certified instructor (e.g. understanding the wind, the mechanics of sailing a dinghy sailboat, how to sail Lady Bird Lake, safety afloat overview including rules of the road), and then another thirty (30) minutes practicing what you learned on the water, supervised by your certified instructor in her own training boat, unless you opt for the day sailors, our instructor will go with you in the same boat.

GROUP sailing lessons are also available with a certified US Sailing instructor.  A Group Lesson means at least three (3) or more people attending a lesson.  In a Group Lesson we will try to pair up each participant in a dinghy sailboat (2 people to a boat), unless there is an odd number, one person will sail alone.

IMG_4840Below are a few options to choose from.  Please note, the first cost is for the instructor’s fee, and the second cost is for the sailboat rental per hour:

  • $100 an hour for three (3) to ten (10) people, plus the cost of the dinghy sailboats ($20 for one person in a dinghy sailboat, or $25 for two people in a dinghy sailboat);
  • $150 an hour for eleven (11) to fifteen (15) people, plus the cost of the dinghy sailboats ($20 for one person in a dinghy sailboat, or $25 for two people in a dinghy sailboat);
  • $200 an hour for sixteen (16) to twenty (20) people, plus the cost of the dinghy sailboats ($20 for one person in a dinghy sailboat, or $25 for two people in a dinghy sailboat);
  • please call to inquire about pricing for more than twenty-one (21) people.
  • Want to get certified as a beginner and/or intermediate sailing?  Click on the hyperlink for information and pricing.

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Group Lessons include about forty-five to sixty (45 – 60) minutes of land instructions with a certified US Sailing instructor (e.g. understanding the wind, the mechanics of sailing a sailboat, sailing Lady Bird Lake, safety afloat overview including rules of the road, and capsize recovery).  Please note due to the size of a group lesson, our instructor does not normally go out on the water with the group. All instructions are provided on land.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a group lesson on our calendar.  The $50 will be applied towards the balance due.

CERTIFICATION:  If you are striving to become a certified sailor, our certified IMG_4909US Sailing instructor can also certify you as a beginner and/or intermediate sailor in light to heavy wind in any sailboat under 20 feet.  

We suggest you please bring a change of clothes, shoes, and a towel just in case you get wet.  It’s also a good idea to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a tight fitting hat (remember to dress according to the weather).

Please take a look at What You Should Know Before You Go and also of some of our photos from previous private and group lessons.

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For making an immediate sailing lesson please see PayPal button below, or for additional information regarding private or group lessons, or certification, please feel free to contact Ginny directly at:  ginny@austinsail.com or call 512-431-1894.

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