Sailing Lessons

Our training programs are specifically designed to prepare you to safely skipper a full size cruising sail boat in a variety of conditions with total confidence. We believe this is best accomplished by offering exclusive private sailing lessons that focus on the needs and aspirations of the individual student.

As an American Sailing Association certified training facility, Austin Sailboat Rentals teaches all ASA courses from Basic Keelboat to Coastal Navigation. Since you will be trained on a 32ft cruising sailboat with a wheel helm and diesel engine, you will learn more than just the sailing basics.

We are preparing people who have visions of the sailing/cruising lifestyle. Our ASA certified instructors are friendly, experienced, and committed to helping you achieve the most out of this relaxing, challenging, and rewarding sport.


Basic Keelboat (101) $595 plus $75 for materials. (2 days)
Basic Coastal Cruising (103) $525 Same materials as 101 (2 days)
Bareboat Chartering (104) $695 plus $40 for materials (2 days and one night)
Coastal Navigation (105) $450 plus $79 for materials (1 day)

Combination courses

101 and 103 $1000 (3 days) [save $120]
103 and 104 $1070(3 days, including 1 night [save $220]
103, 104, and 105 $1,450 (4 days, including 1 night [save $220]
101, 103, 104, 105 $2,015 (5 days, including 1 night) [save $250]

Group discounts:

2 people – 10%. 3 people – 15%.

Novice to Captain

When you join Austin Sailboat Rentals you receive a level of sailing instruction that goes well beyond the standard sailing lessons. At the conclusion of your one-on-one training you will have reached the Skipper level of our Novice to Captain program which includes ASA Basic Keelboat Certification.

We don’t put artificial limits on the amount of time we spend with a new member – we continue to work with you until you can safely and confidently skipper a 33 foot sail boat, on your own, under a variety of conditions. You’ll work at your own pace at Austin Sailboat Rentals University, our state of the art, on line sailing education system, where you learn the principles and theory of all aspects of sailing and seamanship.

An important part of training at Austin Sailboat Rentals is that your education does not stop when you have completed the initial training. As a member, you now have plenty of opportunity to get out on the water and practice what you’ve learned, plus you continue to have access to our instructors and other members for ongoing help and advice. You can continue your training at Austin Sailboat Rentals through our exclusive Novice to Captain (N2C) program that will qualify you to bare boat charter a 30 to 40 foot yacht anywhere in the world. As part of the N2C graduation we have a week long charter in the British Virgin Islands where new Captains skipper their own bare boats. With friends and family aboard it’s the vacation of a lifetime!

Power Lessons

Learn everything you need to know to safely operate a power boat, from a 15 foot sport boat to a 50 foot motor yacht. You’ll be able to confidently dock your boat regardless of the weather conditions. Our Austin Sailboat Rentals Power Captains have many years of experience with power boats of all kinds from single engine outboards to large power boats with twin engines and bow thrusters.