Aloha! Sail Hawaii offers beginner to advanced sailing and navigation courses and private cruises to visitors and kama’aina in the beautiful waters of Hawai’i. Our ASA sailing courses are conducted by friendly and experienced instructors using clear and organized teaching methods and with sailing practice aboard our classic full keel sloops. Courses are scheduled regularly and are affordably priced for individuals and small private groups.
Basic Keelboat 101 (beginner) and Basic Coastal Cruising 103 are regularly conducted over a weekend of day sailing off Waikiki on a classic Pearson Ariel 26. Bareboat Cruising 104 and Advanced Coastal Cruising 106 are taught as live aboard, multi-day sailing adventures around the Hawaiian islands on a classic Pearson Alberg 35. Coastal Navigation 105 and theory discussions are held in our comfortable, air conditioned classroom, co-located with Ala Wai Yacht Brokerage in the Ilikai Hotel, nearest to Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki.
We also offer a week long “cruise & learn” holiday program ~ The Pacific Offshore Challenge ~ an unforgettable live aboard sailing adventure and most unique way to experience sailing around the Hawaiian islands.
Join the crew today and chart a course for paradise!
ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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.
Learn the celestial navigation theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in offshore waters. On-water celestial navigation skills elements are demonstrated in ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking.
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
- Youth Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
- Sail Trim Courses
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