Sail Solomons
Solomons, Maryland
sailsi.com (410) 326-4917

Sail Solomons is the best sailing school in the USA. You will not find a better or more comprehensive sailing package anywhere.

Our awards:
Best School – Awarded ASA Outstanding School every year from 2008 through 2012 – more than any school on the Chesapeake Bay

Best Instructors – All are ASA-certified Instructors and USCG licensed Captains. Awarded “ASA Outstanding Instructor” from 2007 through 2013.
Best Boats – our fleet of Catalina daysailers and Beneteau and Jeanneau cruising boats are perfect for sail training and chartering.

Best School
Sail Solomons has been recognized by the American Sailing Association as “ASA Outstanding School” every year from 2008 through 2012, when the award was discontinued by ASA. Sail Solomons has been officially recognized with more awards than any school on the Chesapeake Bay.

Best Courses
Each course is carefully designed to develop and build upon sailing skills and theory, and each flows progressively through the ASA standards. We keep our class size small – just 2 – 4 students – to ensure each student receives plenty of personal attention, quality experience and valuable time on the helm. Our courses include Introductory and Basic Keelboat, all levels of Cruising, Catamaran, Docking, Navigation and Weather.

Our racing and cruising and chartering experience enables us to target the training to our student’s particular requirements. We truly love our jobs, but we take our sailing seriously so you will be safe on the water.

Best Instructors
Our four professional Instructors are boat owners who have been sailing most of their adult lives. They have a passion for sailing and love to share it. They have won more awards than any other East Coast sailing school, including ASA Outstanding Instructor from 2007 through 2013. All our Instructors are US Coast Guard licensed Captains and ASA-certified Instructors. Our in-house Instructor Evaluator provides regular continuation training for our instructors, keeping them abreast of new techniques and requirements. This ensures that we teach consistently and adapt to your individual learning styles. Additionally, our Instructors are published authors of many technical sailing articles. They are recognized as contributors to the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising textbook, and ASA selected Sail Solomons as the primary writers for the ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising textbook.

Best Training Boats
Immaculately maintained, our fleet of four Catalina basic training keelboats are easy to control and a pleasure to sail. Our larger Beneteau and Jeanneau cruising boats are fully equipped with the latest gear, providing the perfect platform for a multi-day liveaboard course.

Best Charter Boats
Our modern, well-maintained fleet is available for either daily rental or for longer charters. We work hard to ensure that everything is ready for your enjoyment, and offer personalized service.

Best Sailing Club
Our Sailing Club is one the most convenient, fun and affordable programs to be found on the Chesapeake Bay. Many of our sailing club members continue the fun on our winter Caribbean flotillas!

The Best Locations
Our homeport is Zahniser’s Yachting Center, one of the premier marinas on the East Coast and voted “Best on the Bay” by Chesapeake Bay magazine. Students, club members and charter guests have full access to the pristine ZYC facilities. Our Winter courses in the Caribbean are second to none.

Best Community
Sail Solomons is deeply involved with the Solomons community, and is active on the Board of the Solomons Business Association to promote tourism and business development. Your stay in Solomons will be exceptional!

Best Overall Program
Our ability to work with you and provide a package tailored to your exact requirements means you can rely on us throughout your sailing continuum. Our consultancy and boat delivery programs provide you with a further advantage.

See our Testimonials or come visit to see why we have the most comprehensive sailing program available!

Take your sailing to the next level with Sail Solomons!

Each course is carefully designed to develop and build upon sailing skills and theory, and each flows progressively through the ASA standards. We keep our class size small – just 2 – 4 students – to ensure each student receives plenty of personal attention, quality experience and valuable time on the helm. Our courses include Introductory and Basic Keelboat, all levels of Cruising, Catamaran, Docking, Navigation and Weather. Students can train on our boats, or on their own boats!

Our racing and cruising and chartering experience enables us to target the training to our student’s particular requirements. We truly love our jobs, but we take our sailing seriously so you will be safe on the water.

ASA Sailing Certification Courses 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.
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.
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Thank you Lisa for teaching us the proper way to sail our boat through ASA. Laura and I know we can now head out into bigger waters with the skills that we have learned and to look forward to continuing our sailing education so we can become...[read more]

    Jeff & Laura D - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • My husband and I wanted to learn the basics of sailing. We did our homework and discovered that Solomons, owned by Lisa Batchelor Frailey and Andy Batchelor, was the perfect place to learn sailing without the sales pressure...[read more]

    Susan Carlin - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • Just had another great cruise and ASA course with Sail Solomons! Whether it’s on the Chesapeake or some exotic location, Lisa and Andy never fail to provide excellent instruction, great boats, and an awesome time...[read more]

    Peter Mora - ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran

  • Your docking class was a great investment. We took Bella Donna out on Sunday. We were scored believe it or not by the sailboat that was anchored in the creek when we took our lessons. 9.9 , Thank You so much! Docking her was a pleasure and zero...[read more]

    Karen Kibler - ASA 118, Docking Endorsement

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Sail Solomons

Address 245 C StreetPO Box 441SolomonsMD20688United States
Phone(410) 326-4917
Websitesailsi.com
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