American Sailing Academy in Key Largo is located on the grounds of the Key Lime Sailing Club and cottages resort on Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo, Florida. This ideal setting at the beginning of the Florida Keys will allow you to combine your lifetime ‘learn to sail’ dreams into the vacation of a lifetime! If you choose to, you can reserve one of our vacation cottages and stay on the resort rather than commuting or staying in a hotel. Imagine staying here while you attend classes! You’ll have continuous access to experienced Captains / instructors, some of the best instruction in the industry, and in the evenings, sit in the tiki hut and share knowledge and “sea stories” with other resort guests, who are sailors from all over the world, and all experience levels. Truly immersion training!
In addition to our courses, we also offer crewed and bareboat charters on boats up up 50 feet in length. Want to sail but don’t want the hassle of owning a boat? Join our sailing club, the Skipper’s Society. You do the sailing, we take care of everything else. We don’t skimp on courses. Our basic keelboat and basic coastal cruising courses are each a full three days yet cost about the same as other schools charge for two days.
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 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.
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
American Sailing Academy in Key Largo
|Address||101425 Overseas HighwaySuite 922Key LargoFL33037United States|