There is no better place to learn to sail than off Oahu’s south shore. With our natural tradewinds and warm water year-round, sailing in Hawaii can’t be beaten. If you are looking to become an ASA Certified sailor or just more proficient in the art of sailing, our classes will get you fully prepared.
Our ASA classes are taught by certified instructors, guided by a proven curriculum designed to get you sailing safely and confidently. Perfect for cruising families, our classes are for students ten years and up.
Your ASA Certified Instructor – Captain Robert Rupnow
“A waterman from the beginning, I grew up as an avid water skier and fisherman in Wisconsin. After graduating from college, I left Wisconsin (too cold!) and started sailing and scuba diving in the Florida Keys and Bahamas. This is where the thirst for sailing and cruising really took hold.
During the next two years, I sailed a 36-foot Columbia sailboat from San Francisco to Miami. My need to go sailing became even more vital. My life was forever changed when I became friends with the owners of a 106-foot Schooner. I said yes, leaving everything behind.
The first stop was Hawaii. We made landfall in Hilo in 1977. It was love at first sight. I jumped ship. Hawaii has been my home since.
In the early ‘80s, I ran a sailing club that went on an interisland trip every month. That’s when I became a Certified American Sailing Association sail instructor. I’ve been teaching sailing from the basics to advanced skills for over 40 years. There’s nothing I love more.”
If you’re looking to be a more skilled sailor or captain your own boat, our classes will prepare you to follow your sailing dreams.
We have the most flexible class schedule to fit your needs. Our classes can be scheduled to begin on any day, assuring that your Hawaii vacation can include your ASA certification. In fact, it will be the highlight of your stay on the islands.
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.
Other Services Available
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Sunset 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. Seas the Day Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Seas the Day Sailing School
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