Floridaze Sailing
(850) 221-2895 | www.floridazesailing.com

Floridaze Sailing is an award winning sailing school that provides American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing instruction, leisure lessons, and captained day sails along the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida in the Pensacola Bay and Pensacola Beach areas.

Floridaze specializes in private, live-aboard optional sailing classes for couples, families, and friends who want to acquire the skills needed for bareboat chartering, cruising, or future yacht ownership. Private sailing classes mean that you and the people you choose to sail with will be the only students in your class.

Our sailing instructors are dedicated, accomplished sailors, and our senior sailing instructor, Capt. Bob Patroni, has over 40 years of sailing experience as well as 20 years as a college professor. He not only knows how to sail but he knows how to “teach” you how to sail.

Our sailing classes are structured to get you as much experience and confidence on the water as possible. We offer individualized sailing instruction and provide skilled, dedicated sailing instructors to ensure students receive the best sailing instruction available.

Not sure if you want to commit to a certification class? We also offer day captained day charters as well as leisure lessons, both of which will give you a feel for the joys of sailing. No tests, no stress, just learn sailing basics in half a day.

We also offer a traveling school; Captain Bob will travel to your location and instruct you on your own boat. Performance racing classes are offered as well, for those sailors who would like to learn how to use a spinnaker and more.

Floridaze’s teaching schedule is flexible and amenable to your needs, and our competitive pricing allows you to obtain quality sailing instruction at affordable rates.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
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.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
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.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
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.

Other Services Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

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. Floridaze Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Captain Bob came to our sailboat and took us out for a half day.  We wanted to improve our general sailing knowledge, and Bob really delivered. We learned much more than we expected. I would highly recommend Bob for any type of sailing instruction.[read more]

    Harry - Floridaze Sailing

  • Captain Bob turned out to not only be a great captain, but also a great tour guide, teacher, and friend to the four of us. I can't recommend enough taking a day to go sailing in the beautiful waters surrounding Pensacola, Florida![read more]

    Kyle - Floridaze Sailing

  • My son and I took our first three classes with Capt. Bob and at the end of it we each were able to single hand a 30 foot boot. I will advise anyone that wants to learn to sail to take his class.[read more]

    Greg - Floridaze Sailing

  • My wife and I took ASA 1 and 2 lessons from Captain Bob several years ago. The instruction was to the book, but also meaningful and useful for a novice couple. Captain Bob was patient yet he challenged us.[read more]

    Nathan - Floridaze Sailing

  • My husband and I took sailing lessons from Capt Bob, Aug, 2009, to become certified in bareboat coastal cruising. Captain Bob was tough. The lessons were not easy, but BOB KNOWS HIS STUFF! We are proud to be sailors and that we can charter 42' boats![read more]

    Holly - Floridaze Sailing

Contact Information

Floridaze Sailing

Address 700 Myrick StreetPensacolaFL32505USA
Phone (850) 221-2895
Website www.floridazesailing.com

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