ASA Sailing Schools in Florida

Directory of American Sailing Association sailing schools located in the state of Florida where you can take beginning to advanced sailing lessons.

Florida has been divided into the following regions

Central Florida

U-SAIL of Central Florida is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

U-SAIL is a great place to learn the sailing basics. We are located on the protected waters of Lake Monroe, part of the beautiful St. Johns River and just minutes from Orlando. Our fleet consists of keelboat in sizes from 18′ to 30′, fully rigged and coast guard compliant. Captain/Instructors have 30+ years of sailing experience both racing and cruising. U-Sail of Central Florida was selected as one of the Outstanding Sailing Schools for 2012 by the American Sailing Association (ASA), based on student evaluations. Once you’ve completed your certifications, join the sailboat club, an easy and accessible way to …

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Central West Florida

Florida Sailing and Powerboat School And Charters - Sarasota, FL ~ ASA Certified Sailing School

We have boats and instructing locations around the Sarasota/Bradenton, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Tampa Bay area including the Gulf of Mexico.  Our sailing and boating waters extend over the entire Tampa Bay waters with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and points northward and southbound.  Our beaches locally are known for their beautiful white sugar sand, amazingly clear blue-green waters, and often the area is top-ranked among popular destinations for travelers to west central Florida.

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Koa Sailing School St. Petersburg, Central West Florida

(409) 210-5555

Koa Sailing School, Petersburg, FL - An ASA Certified Sailing School

Koa Sailing School was founded for adventurers by adventurers. We have worked, played, and survived on every continent on earth. We love to learn from people with a variety of experiences and share new adventures. Our vision is to prepare you to explore our earth with the tools necessary to be self-sufficient. While we enjoy teaching ASA 101-104 (basic keelboat through bareboat cruising), we specialize in medical training for mariners.

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Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

The future looks bright and we are happy with the course we’ve set. Cruising into the sunset or across the bay, Sailing Florida is about experiencing the natural beauty of Florida’s West Coast and the exhilaration of boating. Come join us for a bareboat or crewed charter – day or week long – so you can finally take that family vacation, sneak away for a romantic weekend, hold a special corporate event or team building adventure.

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Dream Yacht Charter

SmarterSail St Petersburg, Central West Florida

(877) 964-7245

SmarterSail, FL

Fun, Learning and Safety!  We know that everyone requires all three to grasp the sailing fundamentals. We are experienced sailors and ASA Outstanding Instructors who know how to tune in to each sailor’s individual learning style. SmarterSail is a school that specializes in private sailing lessons for couples, friends & families. The majority of our courses are liveaboard where the instructor departs after the lessons so you can enjoy the beauty & serenity of water life entre nous.

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Florida Keys

American Sailing Academy in Key Largo is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

American Sailing Academy in Key Largo is located on the grounds of the Key Lime Sailing Club and cottages resort on Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo, Florida. This ideal setting at the beginning of the Florida Keys will allow you to combine your lifetime ‘learn to sail’ dreams into the vacation of a lifetime! If you choose to, you can reserve one of our vacation cottages and stay on the resort rather than commuting or staying in a hotel. Imagine staying here while you attend classes! You’ll have continuous access to experienced Captains / instructors, some of the best instruction …

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“Hi…my name is GDub and I own Florida Keys Sailing. With exception to areas out of the United States, the Florida Keys is sailing in paradise. Those that come here do so to learn and find the catalyst to further dreams. I feel that my job is to open that door and help you find that moment, that unbelievable feeling that conveys- this is what life is really about, and if I don’t do it now, I’ll lose a piece of what it’s like to adventure. Step away for a minute and challenge yourself…grow and meets new life long friends.”

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Reef Runner Sailing – Key Largo is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

Reef Runner Sailing School, established in 1999, is an ASA accredited sailing school located in Panama City, FL and Key Largo, FL 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 …

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Southern Most Sailing School is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

SOUTHERNMOST SAILING SCHOOL IS OK AND MADE IT THROUGH HURRICANE IRMA IN GOOD SHAPE! We plan to continue sailing here and are taking reservations for dates after October 1st so don’t hesitate to call and get on our schedule. Staying on the boat is still available at the Sunset marina. We are located at Sun Set Marina in Sunny Key West a modern marina with floating docks and great amenities. We are 1.5 miles from the Key West Airport classes begin at 9am and end at 4pm so you can Learn by Day and explore Key West in the Night. …

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We are an award winning ASA sailing school offering live aboard ASA sailing classes and sailing charters in the beautiful Florida Keys and the Bahamas. During a typical sailing vacation, we mix in some snorkeling, some sailing, some fishing, some kayaking and some relaxing. Learn to sail at your own pace surrounded by turquoise waters and the smell of the open sea. We offer customized live aboard sailing courses for couple. For a better overall experience, during our couple’s course, you are the ONLY couple aboard.

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Veteran Sailing Association is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

Ahoy! Veteran Sailing Association is the Florida Keys newest ASA sailing school located in the Upper Florida Keys. Capt. Joe is a US NAVY SEAL, who (being a native) knows the waters having sailed them his entire life. VSA’s custom ASA training program is geared toward Veterans, those that support them and couples seeking the confidence to sail unassisted without any prior sailing experience.

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North East Florida

Windward Sailing School is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

Our sailing area offers deep water sailing in shore and offshore with easy access to the Atlantic. Our boats are docked on the ICW and we are able to sail right off the dock. Currents here are strong and offer challenging conditions, as well as pristine sailing areas. We have favorable winds and sail year-round. A student can expect to find an array of conditions and circumstances that would be useful for future sailing.

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North West Florida

Emerald Coast Yachts Pensacola Beach, North West Florida

(850) 554-2505

Emerald Coast Yachts is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

ECY’s classes are all live aboard and have professional, dedicated, and compassionate instructors in an environment exceptionally well suited for learning all aspects of sailing. Our local sailing waters start off in the heart of the sailing destination of Pensacola Beach, allowing you to walk to restaurants, shops and beaches right from our marina. As your skills build, you will sail from sweet Little Sabine Bay, out into sounds & bays that make up the Intra Coastal Waterway, then out into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Floridaze Sailing is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

Floridaze Sailing is an award winning sailing school that provides sailing instruction, leisure lessons, and captained day sails along the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida in the Pensacola Bay and Pensacola Beach areas. We specialize in private, live-aboard optional sailing classes for couples, families, and friends who want to acquire the skills needed for bareboat chartering, cruising, or future yacht ownership. Our sailing instructors are dedicated, accomplished sailors, and our senior sailing instructor, Capt. Bob Patroni, has over 40 years of sailing experience – he not only knows how to sail but he knows how to “teach” you how to sail.

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Pensacola Sailing Academy, Petersburg, FL - An ASA Certified Sailing School

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! 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.

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Reef Runner Sailing – Panama City is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

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 …

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Stem to Stern, FL - ASA Certified Sailing School
Stem to Stern Sailing is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

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.

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South East Florida

Biscayne Bay Sailing Academy is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

At Biscayne Bay, our mission is “learn to sail in a safe and fun environment” – Internationally acclaimed instructor, Tony Wall has 70,000 blue water miles worldwide experience and was voted ASA Instructor of the Year. We specialize in private and semi-private classes for two or more students, or specifically tailored to your needs aboard your own yacht.

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Blue Water Sailing School Fort Lauderdale, South East Florida

(954) 763-8464

Blue Water Sailing School is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

Sailing Education is All We Do We are exclusively a sailing school. One hundred percent of our efforts are devoted to sailing education and training. Many other schools are adjuncts of charter companies, whose primary goal is to drive as many people as possible to their charter fleet. Widely Recognized for Excellence We were recently ranked by readers of Practical Sailor magazine as one of the best sailing schools in the United States, and we were the highest rated American Sailing Association (ASA) school in their survey. We received ASA’s annual Outstanding School award (Southeast Region) in 2000, 2001, 2002, …

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At the Coconut Grove Sailing School helping people become exceptional sailors is
our passion. We are located in Dinner Key marina in the heart of the historic village
of Coconut Grove, Miami FL. Coconut Grove is one of the most charming villages in
Florida and an important tourists destination for people around the world. It was
founded in 1863 and it has since then been a hub for sailors. This rich history can be
seen through the village. Coconut Grove is a lively community with many great
restaurants to visit after your sailing lesson. Our Sailing Lessons take place in the
pristine turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay.

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South West Florida

Gulf Coast Sailing & Cruising School, FL ~ ASA Certified Sailing School
Gulf Coast Sailing & Cruising School is a participant in Veterans Sailing Education Program

We are located on Charlotte Harbor in sub-tropical Southwest Florida. From our base at Burnt Store Marina, our students have access to the protected waters of the harbor, Gulf of Mexico, gulf coast barrier islands, the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, and many other resort destinations. We focus on customizing training programs to achieve your objectives, learn, as well as taking time to relax and enjoy!

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