Whether you are just starting out or are looking to advance your skills, our expert guidance will have you sailing with confidence. Our award-winning instructors have been teaching people to sail on the beautiful Gulf Coast waters since 2001. We take your education seriously, but we understand it’s all about having fun! We offer ASA 101 – 106 classes. Our Buccaneer Sailing Club allows you to further your sailing skills, have access to fleet of boats, and enjoy continued learning opportunities through clinics and group sails. Pensacola Sailing Academy is a sailing place you can call home.
Why take your classes with us?
— Our Instructors have won the ASA’s “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award NINE times.
— We offer lessons for any schedule. You can sign up for our regularly scheduled classes or customize dates to fit your schedule for an additional fee.
— We offer classes for a variety of skill levels. Our experienced instructors can take you from Basic Keelboat (ASA101), to Basic Coastal & Bareboat Cruising (ASA103 & 104), to Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) to Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106).
— Our classes give enough time to fully cover all the information and skills in each level. We want you to retain the information and have time to practice the skills. We have also developed our own handouts to give you a valuable reference after your class.
— All of our ASA Instructors are U.S. Coast Guard certified captains.
— We’re conveniently located in historic downtown Pensacola with easy access to the Bay.
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.
Other Services Available
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sunset Cruises
Top notch instructors, with lots of patience
Martin P. - Pensacola Sailing Academy
Thank you for introducing sailing into my life. Your excellent instruction and guidance has inspired me to continue and learn new skills. Both your love of sailing and life shines through everything you do.
Carl S. - Pensacola Sailing Academy
I just wanted to share my experience over the last two weekends with your Sailing Academy. If limited to one word, it would be…WOW! If limited to six words, it would be…wow, marvelous, extraordinary, remarkable, awesome, astonishing!
John P. - Pensacola Sailing Academy
We took the introductory sailing classes over three days and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We received excellent, non-condescending instruction in a fun and safe environment. This is an established group that gives great customer service.
Anonymous - Pensacola Sailing Academy
Great location, Great instructors. Boats are well maintained and always available. We took ASA courses and joined the Club. Very friendly group of people that love to share their passion for sailing!
Kevin S - Pensacola Sailing Academy
Pensacola Sailing Academy
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