When you come to KeyWest to take your sailing classes you will be in a Tropical or subtropical area of Florida. Our prevailing winds are from the South East and we separate the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean with our narrow peninsula. This means we can get the benefit of the Ocean Breeze but not the big waves on the Gulf side. When you’re trying to learn how to sail you can concentrate on just that and not be tossed around by 4 to 6 foot waves like you might be if you were sailing on the Atlantic Ocean side of KeyWest.
We are located at Sun Set Marina in Sunny Key West a modern marina with floating docks and great amenities.
We are 1.5 miles from the Key West Airport classes begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm so you can Learn by Day and explore Key West at Night.
We use a Hunter 26 with a tiller, we think the perfect boat to begin with we teach on.
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 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.
Other Services Available
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Sunset Cruises
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At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Southern Most Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Southern Most Sailing School
|5555 College RdKey WestFL33040United States