SailTime Southwest Florida
Punta Gorda, South West Florida

SailTime Southwest Florida is excited to offer our expert sailing school services to the region and beyond. Learn how to sail or expand your knowledge in beautiful Charlotte Harbor from our base in Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda, Florida! SailTime Southwest Florida is part of the largest network of American Sailing schools and offers instruction on sailboats ranging from 26 to 45 feet. Our location is unique due to year-round sailing and perfect weather, making for a great learning destination. Here at SailTime Southwest Florida, you will find clean and current model boats in a laid-back environment and the flexibility to work with your busy schedule. Whether you are a first-time sailor or experienced, we have a course that will fulfill your needs. We aim to teach you the sailing and decision-making skills required to enjoy skippering your yacht or charter vessel safely and confidently. We believe education is best learned through experience, so our courses are taught right on the waters of Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico by seasoned and experienced USCG and ASA-certified captains. We accommodate private classes, small groups of up to four students to maximize helm time, or family members learning together. Veterans are readily welcomed at a discounted rate. Start your sailing career today!

American Sailing Certifications 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.

Other Services Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises


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. SailTime Southwest Florida is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Contact Information

SailTime Southwest Florida

Address Burnt Store Marina3192 Matecumbe Key RoadPunta GordaFL33955United States
Phone (941) 210-0093
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