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Sail Local: Sailing Colorado

Drive across Colorado and you’ll notice that there are a lot of mountains and a lack of an ocean.  Rivers flow in every direction from the Continental divide and you are more apt to find a ski resort than a sailing school. However, they exist and if you thought that being landlocked would prevent you from learning how to sail, you would be wrong.  Colorado is home to plenty of lakes and reservoirs and it is there where Coloradans work on their sailing education. 

There is a sailing community in Colorado. Is Colorado the place for you to learn to sail? We asked Victoria Sailing School to shed some light on sailing in Colorado. 

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Sail Local: Sailing The Great Lakes

As we emerge from our pandemic cocoon we will seek out the fresh air and look to get some wind in our sails. While we may not be able to roam as freely as we may like we can head to the water and go sailing.  We say “#saillocal” and find a school nearby to help you work on your sailing, teach you some skills or just introduce you to some new sailing friends.

Sail the Great Lakes

At over 95,000 square miles, The Great Lakes make up the largest body of freshwater on the planet. Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Michigan comprise over 10,000 miles of seashore and include over 34,000 islands.  These interconnected bodies of water are a haven for water enthusiasts and a haven for boaters. Sailors find an assortment of anchorages and itineraries available for even the most experienced of cruisers.

The American Sailing Association has over 20 schools and affiliates operating in the Great Lakes Region that offer sailing courses, charters and sailing clubs.

Schools in the region are teaching everything from ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing to ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran to ASA 120 Radar Endorsement. In other words, you can learn it all on the Great Lakes.

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Minnesota

Lake Superior


Wisconsin

Lake Michigan


Illinois

Lake Michigan

Pinnacle Sailing School(800) 285-7495401 North Michigan Avenue #1200ChicagoIL60611USA


Michigan

Lake Michigan

Lake Huron

Lake St. Clair


Ohio

Lake Erie


New York

Lake Erie

Lake Ontario

Sail Ontario(315) 783-2755125 Pike Road, , nySackets HarborNY13685United States

Chautauqua Lake

Canada

Lake Ontario


Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – Texas

Local Schools With Outstanding Instructors

When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors.

It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors.

Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family: Texas

Jon Jones
Houston, Texas

Bartholomew Timm
Webster, Texas

Bay Area Sailing School
Our home port at Watergate Yachting Center in Kemah, Texas provides sailing courses certified by the American Sailing Association, from basic keelboat sailing to advanced coastal cruising. Gain the confidence to crew or skipper boats to 30 feet in our Basic Keelboat course (ASA 101), and to 50 feet in our combined three day/two-night liveaboard Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) courses.


Chris Lower
Corpus Christi, Texas
Learn to Sail Texas
Learn to Sail Texas prefers that the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat class is taught on a relatively small, (25 foot, but can sleep 5), tiller boat with hank on sails. Learning on smaller vessels make a difference in the learning curve. Our primary training boat for advanced classes is a beautiful 33′ Beneteau. Corpus Bay covers 192 square miles and unlike other bays in Texas, is primarily open water with few spoil areas. When taking a class you will have practical experience with Aids To Navigation, (ATON’s, e.g. Nuns, Cans, Day Beacons). The advanced classes navigate portions of the Intra Coastal Waterway,(ICW), commercial ship channel, and if time allows, we may venture into the Gulf of Mexico.


Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – Florida

When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors.

It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors.

Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family: (Florida)

Local Schools With Outstanding Instructors

When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors.

It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors.

Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family:

Florida

Philip Brittain
Punta Gorda, Florida
Charlotte Harbor Sailing
Our school is easily located in Punta Gorda, in a beautiful harbor on the Gulf of Mexico. Sailing classes are taught aboard our Catalina 310, no classrooms! To maximize your time at the helm each class is limited in size to a max of 4 pupils.


James Marvin

Saint Petersburg, Florida

David Price

Longboat Key, Florida

Edd Jennings
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School

Cruising into the sunset or across the bay, Sailing Florida is about experiencing the natural beauty of Florida’s West Coast and the exhilaration of boating. Come join us for a bareboat or crewed charter – day or week-long – so you can finally take that family vacation, sneak away for a romantic weekend, hold a special corporate event or team-building adventure.


Jose Miranda

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jennifer Wirth

Miami, Florida

Duane Moran

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Arno Von Waltsleben

Long Beach, Washington

Christopher May

Wellington, Florida

Blue Water Sailing School

Sailing Education is All We Do. We are exclusively a sailing school. One hundred percent of our efforts are devoted to sailing education and training. We choose the area sailed to by the composition of the students and the course level. Our beginning and intermediate courses sail to the Florida Keys, while our advanced courses cross the Gulf Stream to the Bahamian island of Bimini.


Randy Mullis

Miami, Florida

Key West Sailing Academy

If you’re seeking an exceptional experience above the average, Key West Sailing Academy is the right choice for you. We offer the discerning client an elegant & exclusive boutique experience immersed in our personalized service, unique style, and outstanding gourmet dining aboard exceptionally comfortable and well-appointed vessels, in one of the most stunning settings in America, Key West.


George Norwood

Riverview, Florida

Flagship Sailing School

Year-round sailing instruction that is personal, enjoyable and affordable. Our classes take place aboard sailboats that are responsive, easy to control and matched to your skill level. At Flagship Sailing, you will learn to sail safely and enjoyably without being intimidated in the process.

#Saillocal: Have You Sailed Lake Erie?

If you have never visited the Great Lakes region, do you really understand how large these lakes are? For a segment of the population that has no clue about the geography of the Great Lakes, they appear as a body of water somewhere between Canada and Chicago. That may sound like a generalization but until you get out on a boat in the Great Lakes it is hard to realize that multi-day charters are required if you want to see all of Lake Erie or Lake Michigan. There is a large, welcoming and active sailing community on Lake Erie.

The Great Lakes are also a very large body of water that beg for you to explore by sailboat.

ASA asked the instructors at Erie Islands Sailing School about the Lake Erie Sailing experience. They shared plenty of reasons why you should sail locally at Lake Erie.

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ASA Certified Sailing School - Black Rock Sailing School, RI

Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – East Coast

Local Schools With Outstanding Instructors

When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors.

It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors.

Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family: (East Coast)

Sterling Bryson
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston Sailing School & Yacht Charters
Specializes in creating unique yachting adventures. A steady sea breeze flows through our historic harbor providing ideal conditions year-round. From our location downtown at the Charleston City Marina we offer a fleet of sail and power yachts available for Sailing Lessons Private Yacht Charters, and Bareboat Charters with direct access to Charleston Harbor, the ICW, and the Atlantic Ocean.


Paul Sullivan
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Black Rock Sailing School
Obtain world-class sailing instruction and gain access to New England’s youngest fleet of high-quality sailing club boats within Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Our students and annual sailing club members enjoy reciprocity between all of our locations. Specializing in daysailing, coastal cruising, bareboat charter certification, women’s-only courses, docking, navigation, performance cruising, and “adventure cruising” experiences along the New England coastline and beyond.


Richard Van Loon
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
True North Sailing School
If you are serious about learning to sail you owe it to yourself to come to The True North Sailing School and receive the finest sailing education available. At The True North Sailing School, we are dedicated to helping each student reach their individual sailing goals. Whether you are a new sailor looking for a firm foundation of sailing skills through our Basic Sailing Course or an experienced sailor who would like to improve your skills through our Advanced Cruising, Bareboat Charter, Navigation or Racing Courses, True North Sailing School has a program to suit your needs.

True North Sailing School & Club(908) 489–058980 Audrey Zapp DriveLiberty State ParkJersey CityNew Jersey07305USA