Reef Runner Sailing – Panama City
Panama City, North West Florida
| (850) 890-1120 |

Reef Runner Sailing, established in 1999, offers a variety of sailing experiences in our locations in Panama City, FL, and Key Largo, FL. We also have affiliates in key locations of the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Greek Isles.

Reef Runner Sailing School is an American Sailing Association (ASA) accredited sailing school offering sailing instruction for the beginning to experienced sailor. Come see why we are simply the best at teaching you how to sail, helping you improve your skills, and spreading a genuine enthusiasm for sailing.

Learn to sail in the emerald waters around Panama City, FL, and explore one of the Gulf of Mexico’s most beautiful areas; or enjoy the best the Florida Keys has to offer by learning to sail in the Key Largo to Key West corridor. Our sailing classes consist of a proven and successful curriculum for teaching the fundamentals or advancing your hard earned skills. Our goal is to provide a relaxed sailing environment and we even guarantee our classes. You will have enough time on the water to cover the full content of your course or we will take you out again at no additional cost.

Our Panama City and Key Largo locations both have a lot to offer. Panama City is home to one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” and offers a variety of shopping, dining, and historical interest. Key Largo is the gateway to the Florida Keys and is home to John Pennekamp State Park which offers some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. Both locations offer some of the best sailing anywhere.

Reef Runner Sailing also offers a variety of other salt water experiences. Whether your quest is for a relaxing day sail with family or friends, a romantic sunset cruise, or a unique corporate team builder, Reef Runner Sailing provides them all. We can also help you plan the trip of a lifetime if the Greek Isles or the Caribbean is calling.

What are you waiting for? Come live the dream!

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
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.


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. Reef Runner Sailing – Panama City is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Capt. Pete, Thank-You for an awesome job of teaching us sailing. You are truly a credit to ASA. You made us all feel comfortable to be sailing. I haven't been able to get the sailing experience out of my mind! We look forward to next time

    Sam E. - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Capt Anderson was outstanding and from our perspective couldn't have been a better instructor. ... Really can't say enough about how great the school was and how much we learned. Can't wait to get our on our local waters. Thanks.

    Paul P. - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • Hi Capt. Pete... We both learned so much from Capt. Anderson. He made the learning experience fun and entertaining. ...I can't say enough good things about your school and staff and of course you and Tish were wonderful hosts.

    Bill L. & John V. - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • Overall, outstanding class. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning to sail.

    Brian - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • I had a wonderful time and learned too much. I didn't know how much there was to learn but I feel like I more than got my moneys worth.

    Mary D. - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

Contact Information

Reef Runner Sailing – Panama City

Address 3151 West 10th StreetPanama CityFL32401USA
Phone (850) 890-1120
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