Sailing Ventures
South Lake Tahoe, Northern California (775) 287-4356

We are the only ASA certified sail training facility at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe offers beautiful views, technical sailing with challenging and varying winds, and a great weather sailing! Learn to sail aboard our nicely maintained sailboats at a reasonable price. Our instructors have sailed and taught all along the West Coast.

We also offer Family Sailing courses where everyone can participate and learn as much as they want. We also have Introduction to Sailing classes for those who want to get a taste for sailing, Casual Basic classes for those who want to get back into sailing after a long absence, and more!

ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 111, Sailing Review
ASA 111, Sailing Review
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sail Trim Courses

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Great Instructors and great setting Michelle is very patient and Knowledgeable. Boats are well kept and equipped. Even tho I have years of inland lake experience, she taught me several things I will use often. I needed to get some Coast Guard "..."[read more]

    Perry W - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • Best part of our Lake Tahoe vacation! We spent two days on Lake Tahoe with Michelle, our instructor and learned more in those two days than we did in another sailing class that was one week long and significantly more expensive. Michelle is an "..."[read more]

    Sue - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • Best of the schools I've tried I have taken classes in LA, San Francisco Bay and Tahoe. The experience I had at Sailing Ventures was more personal and enjoyable than the two big schools on the coast. The instruction was outstanding the teacher "..."[read more]

    Anthony F - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Contact Information

Sailing Ventures

Address 2435 Venice Drive EastSouth Lake TahoeCA96150United States
Phone (775) 287-4356

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