Stem to Stern Sailing
Panama City, North West Florida

Our school is unique because of its location in Panama City Florida. We are located right next to the City Marina on St. Andrews Bay. The Bay Area has well protected waters, easy access and accessible to the Gulf of Mexico and inter coastal waterways which expand from Carrabelle to Pensacola. The Beaches are very beautiful with Emerald blue green waters and white snow sand. There is a newer up to date airport nearby so people can fly in from anywhere in the country.

Our school is located in the heart of Panama City right down town in the historical area , walking distance to plenty of restaurants and hotels.

Our Instructors have over 70 years of combined training experience in sailing and a multitude of different sailing technique on many types of vessels .

Captain Dale has been sailing for over 30 years on both mono and multihull vessels. He is an USCG Captain with a Masters 100 ton License with Auxiliary Sail. He also served in the United States Navy as a Boat Coxswain, Ship’s Diver, Support Team and Rescue Operations. He’s outgoing, his friendly personality eases the most timid of beginners and his knowledge speaks to the experienced, salty sailor.

Captain Carl has been sailing for over 50 years, retired from the USCG after serving his country for 23 plus years. He also is a certified diver and a Captain with an USCG Masters 100 ton License with Auxiliary Sail. Both are certified to teach ASA 101,103 and 104.

Captain Laurie also possesses a USCG Masters 100 ton License, Charter Captain, PADI Certified Diver and ordained to perform weddings.

Our classroom is very up-to-date with lots of audiovisual assistance and other visual aids. We offer more classroom hours and longer on the water training. We also offer extra instruction in seamanship; knots, rope work, piloting, watch standing and charting.

Our vessels range from 26′ to 42′ and give you a variety of instruction.

The 26′ Pearson is used to teach the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Course, Areas of Instruction; Sailboat Familiarization; Sailing Terminology; Rigging and Sails; Points of Sail, Sail Trim, Tacking and Jibing; Rules of the Road; Safety at Sea; Docking and Mooring; Sailing Knots and all about outboard, tiller, and hank on head sail.

The 30′ Catalina is used to teach the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Standard. This course is the next step that opens up new sailing opportunities and adventures. It is designed to teach students coastal cruising skills both as skipper and crew with auxiliary diesel power. Areas of Instruction Include: Running Lights; Duties of Skipper and Crew; Rules of the Road; Safety Equipment; Gasoline Outboard and Diesel Inboard Engine Operation and Troubleshooting; Marine Weather and Heavy Weather Sailing; Reefing System; How to Recover From Running Aground; Introductory Navigation and Charts; Emergency Procedures and Hypothermia; and more Knots.

The 41′ Beneteau and the 42′ Endeavor are used to teach the ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Standard Class and it gives the Coastal Cruiser the skills to sail a 40 plus foot auxiliary sailboat on a Bareboat Charter. Areas of Instruction Include: Cruising Boat Handling and Seamanship; Boat Systems Including Electrical, Engine, Fuel, Water and Head; Fuel Planning, Trip Planning, Provisioning and Meal Preparation; Maintenance Procedures; Coastal Navigation including Bearings, Fixes, and Time-Speed-Distance Calculations, Mooring and Anchoring; Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting.

We also teach alternative Riggs ( Sloop, Cutter, Ketch, Yawl and Gaff Rigg ).

Our Charter Fleet consists of a Pearson 26, Catalina 30 , Beneteau 41, Endeavor 42 and a 50′ MainShip Trawler all of which are available to stay aboard by participating students.

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

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)

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

Contact Information

Stem to Stern Sailing

Address 112 East 3rd CourtPanama CityFL32401United States
Phone (850) 866-8724
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