MidBay Sailing
midbaysailing.com (850) 764-5538

We’re guessing you came to Florida’s Gulf Coast for the beautiful water views, just like we did.

Our sailing school’s success comes from Captain Brian Gwinnup’s passion for teaching others.
He has been an instructor in the Air Force for over 18 years and has been teaching powerboating and sailing for the past 7 years. Capt. Brian has earned the American Sailing Association (ASA) instructor certification. He is also a Recreational Power Boat Association (RPBA) instructor. With a goal of combining his love of sailing with his teaching experience, he started MidBay Sailing.

Here’s how we can help you get out on the water:

Sailing Charters – Enjoy a beautiful sailing cruise in the Choctawhatchee Bay. We offer private charters for up to 6 people. The trips are customizable, let us know what you’re interested in seeing, bring along whatever snacks and beverages you’d like and we will do the rest.

Sailing Academy – Discover if sailing is for you, then build your skills through our ASA certified courses. We offer a 3-hour sailing experience to get your feet wet (figuratively!). Capt. Brian will walk you through boating basics, then take you out on the water for hands-on time with one of our boats. This course is designed to build confidence in a low-pressure learning environment. Then, grow your skills with our ASA 101, 103, 104 and 105 courses – details are provided below.

Contact us today to get out on the water!

ASA Sailing Certification Courses 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 Offered

  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat 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.
MidBay Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Contact Information

MidBay Sailing

Address 290 Yacht Club DriveNicevilleFL32578
Phone (850) 764-5538
Website midbaysailing.com
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