Tradewinds Sailing School has a program for sailors at any level who are serious about gaining the foundation knowledge of sailing and continuing on to become a competent sailor.
With more than 45 years of teaching experience, our successful method is based on a thorough understanding of how people learn. We also want to make learning to sail easy and enjoyable. But, we don’t take shortcuts. Our instructors are selected for their teaching skills and their ability to make learning to sail fun.
We show you the sailing secrets
that other sailors do not share.
Why Choose Tradewinds Sailing School?
- We have great instructors
- We offer you a professional training program
- Our instructors follow a standard teaching curriculum
- Our lead instructor is a certified ASA Instructor Evaluator
- Each of our ASA courses offers the maximum number of hours on the water
- On average, you are sailing 6 hours each day
- We are affordable
- You will like our course pricing
- ASA certification and textbooks are included in our course pricing
- Specialty classes are available
- We don’t stop with the ASA courses, you can enjoy extending your learning with our advanced skills classes
- We have an all Women’s program
- Tradewinds offers the unique opportunity to learn sailing and join social sails with other women
- Our female instructors are excited to help other women with their sailing skills
So, whether you want to
- Cruise the world in your own boat
- Charter sailboats for exotic vacations
- Share sailing with your friends and family without the boat ownership hassle
- Buy your own sailboat
- Experience our all-women’s sailing
Tradewinds Sailing School is the right choice.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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.
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.
Learn to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance. Knowledge of radar principles and practical matters of radar operation.
Tradewinds Sailing School & Club
|2580 Spinnaker WayRichmondCA94804 USA