From basic to advanced courses, we can help you achieve your on-the-water goals! Located at St. Augustine’s premiere marina, St. Augustine Sailing has immediate access to both river and offshore experience. Our students experience most of the conditions they will experience in actual coastal conditions: tidal currents in inlets and rivers, using channel markers and buoys, anchoring in situations of wind and current and many others. Few locations have such a variety of sailing conditions so nearby.
Convenient to Jacksonville, Daytona, Orlando and surrounding areas, we enjoy both ICW and coastal sailing. For our out-of-state students, Jacksonville airport is less than an hour’s drive and Orlando airport is about two hours away. We have the best sailing in Northeast Florida!
At St. Augustine Sailing school, classes are full with 4 students; you will never share a class with more than three others.
Our Instructors are professional and personable, with much sailing and teaching time on the water. Our Captain Chuck Points was named an ASA Outstanding Instructor in 2007 and our Captain Mihai Cosereanu was named an ASA Outstanding Instructor for 2010, when our facility was named an ASA ‘Outstanding School’.
Our location in historic St. Augustine, the oldest continuously-occupied European-established city in the continental United States (1565), makes us a popular destination for singles, couples, and families. In addition to some of the best sailing conditions on the coast, there is much to see and do in your time out of class. From historic sights to entertainment and beaches, we have it all!
ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered
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 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.
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 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
ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program
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.
St. Augustine Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials
‘Learning to sail was an amazing opportunity, and we all learned so much about working together and communicating, all while having lots of fun.’
University of Florida Heavener School of Business - St. Augustine Sailing
“I was a student with you guys last May for 101/103. I got a lot out of the course and wanted to share a couple photos with you of the Catalina 22 that I purchased shortly after coming back to Colorado. We sailed on Blue Mesa Reservoir (largest "..."
Chris Coady - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Jean Kloke - St. Augustine Sailing
St. Augustine Sailing
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