Sailing Lessons

We are now offering private lessons!

Typically the lessons are taught in 2+ hour sessions, on the water, on one of our vessels. (Although we can teach you on your vessel). They are booked in blocks of 3 or more. For example, you would book 3 dates, each for a 2 hour lesson. This will ensure comfortable learning and give you ample opportunity between lessons to study and review.

Sailing is not something that comes natural to everyone and there is no ” sailing license” you obtain before you get a sailboat. This is why it is very important for sailors to take this responsibility into their own hands. We are happy to help you get on your way, build your confidence and enjoy sailing.

If you are interested in ” trailer sailing” vs. keeping a boat on mooring or dock, we can tailor your lesson accordingly and show you how to rig and launch a trailer sailer vessel – typically 19′ or less. We can do this on many lakes in the area.

Sailing can be exciting and fun but it can also be very dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. You are relying on the wind for power and you must learn to harness this power to make the sailboat do what you want it to. A healthy respect for the wind, weather and knowledge of your own abilities is key to enjoying sailing.

A good place to start is to have a few private lessons or sign up for a course at our ASA School. Send us an email or give us a call to learn more!

**Children must be accompanied by adult supervision by a parent or guardian at all times.

From the basic:

  • Safety
  • Wind direction
  • Knots
  • Learning vernacular
  • On board safety
  • Small engines
  • What makes the boat sail
  • Rigging sails
  • Raising sails

To the more advanced:

  • Getting out of irons
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Reefing
  • Sail trim
  • Points of sail
  • Communication
  • Man overboard rescue
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring

learn to sail in Austin this summer!

Learn to Sail in Maine this summer!