Whitecaps Sailing
Punta Gorda, Florida
(941) 258-8890 | whitecapssailingschool.com

Whether you wish to learn to sail or to improve your skills, Whitecaps Sailing can not only help you achieve your goals but also get you the sailing vacation of a lifetime.

As Med Sailing Adventures, we have a long history of guiding flotillas under the ASA flag in exotic locations like Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Italy, the Seychelles, and with our Whitecaps Sailing ASA-certified school, we now also teach in these beautiful countries.

In Florida, we teach during the winter month in subtropical Punta Gorda, on Charlotte Harbor, a huge well protected bay, and an ideal teaching environment and, during the summer months, we head for our teaching grounds in the sunny Mediterranean with its clear blue waters, and home of rich cultures and fascinating history. It is a unique and fun way of earning your ASA certifications

Capt. Jean De Keyser and his wife, “Admiral” Mila, have been in the sailing business since 2007. They have run a charter company, a sailing school and have been organizing ASA flotillas for the last 14 years.

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 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 Available

  • Private Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Vacation Charters
  • Flotillas

Sailing School Flotillas

April 6th - 13th 2024 Starting from $2,095 / person
ASA Flotilla
Brazil is one of the most popular destinations on many tourists’ bucket list, but still widely unknown for its sailing culture. It’s a beautiful place with intriguing history, culture, and, of course, mouth-watering cuisine – always a highlight when you travel with Whitecaps Sailing. Join us as we set sail on an amazing flotilla from Paraty.

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June 8th - 15th 2024 Starting from $2,150 / person
ASA Flotilla
Sail in the “wake” of Ulysses in the Ionian Islands of Greece. We will leave from Lefkada and visit stunning places like Ithaca, Fiscardo, Meganisi, Kefalonia, Atakos and more. Swim in the crystalline clear waters of the Ionian Sea, and, as with all our flotillas, make new sailing friends!

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August 24th - 31st 2024 Starting from $3,395 / person
ASA Flotilla
This flotilla is for foodies and wine afficionados. Explore the antient city of Dubrovnik, Discover Ston and its well-preserved city walls and salt works. Sail the Peljesac Peninsula, revered for its unspoiled beached, endless coves and scenic valleys.

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September 21st - 28th 2024 Starting from $2,095 / person
ASA Flotilla
Spirited sailing in the Gulf of Fethiye, turquoise waters that invite you for an invigorating swim, secluded anchorages to spend the night, small restaurants where you will be spoiled with amazing gastronomy. All this will make for an unforgettable flotilla experience.

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Contact Information

Whitecaps Sailing

Address Whitecaps SailingPunta GordaFL33955USA
Phone (941) 258-8890
Website whitecapssailingschool.com

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