Lessons (Private & Group Sailing Lessons) | Austin Sailboat Rentals



PRIVATE & GROUP SAILING LESSONS

(Beginners and Intermediate Levels)

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

Below are a few options to choose from.  The first cost is for the instructor’s fee, and the second cost is for the sailboat rental (lessons generally last about one and half-hours):

  • $100 for the instructor, plus $50 for one person in a Snark dinghy sailboat;
  • $100 for the instructor, plus $50 for two persons sharing a lesson in the same Snark dinghy sailboat (combined weight of up to 310 lbs.);
  • $100 for the instructor, plus $70 for two persons sharing a lesson in two separate Snark dinghy sailboats;
  • $150 for the instructor, plus $70 for one person in a small day sailor (our instructor goes with you in your sailboat);
  • $150 for the instructor, plus $100 for two persons sharing a lesson in a large day sailor (our instructor goes with you in your sailboat);
  • $150 for the instructor, plus $90 for the Hobie Adventure Island Tandem (our instructor goes with you in the Hobie).

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Private Lessons generally last about one and half hours (1 &1/2), and include about thirty (30) minutes on land with instructions by a certified US sailing instructor (e.g. understanding the wind, the mechanics of sailing, safety afloat overview, including rules of the road, departure and landings), and then another sixty (60) minutes practicing what you learned on the water, supervised by your.

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 two participants in a Snark dinghy sailboat (2 people to a boat), unless there is an odd number, one person will sail alone.

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

  • 3 to 10 people per lesson:  $100 for the instructor, plus $25 for the Snark dinghy sailboat (2 people per boat);
  • 11 to 20 people per lesson:  $150 for the instructor, plus $25 for the Snark dinghy sailboat (2 people per boat);
  • 21 people or larger:  please call to inquire about pricing for groups larger 21 people.

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

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 and or heavy wind in any sailboat under 20 feet.  

WHAT TO BRING:  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.