Sailing Academy of Florida
Dania Beach, South East Florida

We offer a boutique sail training experience offering private and semi-private courses taught in a real cruising/voyaging style format. Think of us like a B&B on the water, along with award winning instruction, and knock your socks off itineraries. Based in South Florida, we re-position seasonally to the best cruising grounds based on temperature and weather patterns. Our Fall and Winter courses are taught from South Florida to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Spring we sail up the eastern seaboard to our summer training grounds in New England and the stunning coastline of Maine.
Our Jeanneau 40 ‘Cour Volant’ is a lovely gentle host as she is solid in blue water but handles like a dinghy in light air. Our motto is to learn about cruising you must go cruising. Experience, Capt. Edana has a proven track record of 40,000 ocean miles all over the globe but has an intimate understanding of east coast sailing. With more than 35 gulfstream crossings and countless trips up the eastern seaboard, she will show you how to comfortable and safely reach your dreams.

Our courses are unique for several ways.
We teach my immersing you in the cruising lifestyle by sailing 5, 7 and 10 day itineraries.
This is not a fast track program! We do not race you through the ASA curriculum, but teach you solid seamanship skills in a rate you can retain the knowledge.
By providing a gracious platform, our Jeanneau 40, patient instruction, stunning itineraries, and exposure to a variety of seas, conditions and navigational challenges you will become a competent sailor .
Plus, you will feel right at home on board.
We look forward to sharing the sailing lifestyle with you!

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.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
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.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Vacation Charters
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises

Contact Information

Sailing Academy of Florida

Address 629 Northeast 3rd StreetDania BeachFL33004USA
Phone(305) 240-1429
Websitewww.SailingAcademyFlorida.com
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