Our sailing school located in Key West, Florida has been teaching aspiring sailors since 1983 and have a variety of classes based on ASA training courses and can customize your needs so that you can learn how to apply your newly developed skills while on a sailing vacation!
Our classes starting from “sailing for beginners” may be expanded into a full-blown bareboat sailing school experience. This is a very popular option because it allows you to become bareboat certified and begin sailing charter boats anywhere in the world. These courses are three levels of certification conducted in one week and allows you the opportunity to save on hotel fees because it is a live aboard sailing school.
Our fleet of power and sailing vessels consists of ASA certified day sailors, newer mono-hulls ranging from 22 to 54 feet and of course modern and contemporary catamarans in the 40 plus foot range. We are the only ASA facility that can allow you to step from student to captain of your own bareboat cruising vacation.
Our instructors are quite simply the best in the business. Each has extensive experience in the industry and most importantly love teaching people how to sail. They are certified to teach ASA 101 through ASA 106, including ASA 114. They are USCG licensed captains with numerous “ASA instructor of the year” award winners.
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 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.
Florida Yachts Charters – Key West
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