Hold Fast Sailing School
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
| +52 (322) 279-0386 | holdfastsailingschool.com

We invite you to join us at our sailing school and discover the thrill and excitement of sailing. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate sailor, we have the classes and resources to help you achieve your goals. Come sail with confidence and discover the beauty of Puerto Vallarta’s sea with Hold Fast Sailing School. Our expert instructors offer programs for beginners and intermediate sailors, with flexible scheduling to fit your needs. Join us for an unforgettable sailing experience.

We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction and top-notch equipment to ensure that you have the best possible learning experience. Explore our asa certified sailing courses Learn the fundamentals of sailing with our Introduction to Sailing class, perfect for anyone looking to start their sailing journey.

Our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course is the perfect place to start, whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to brush up on the fundamentals of sailing. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of sailing, including sail theory, rigging, and maneuvering.

For those looking to take the next step, our ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course focuses on building your skills in coastal cruising and navigation. You’ll learn how to handle larger boats and gain experience in different sailing conditions.

Ready to take on the challenge of bareboat chartering? Our ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering course will teach you the necessary skills for sailing and managing a bareboat charter. You’ll learn how to plan and execute a charter, including navigation, anchoring, and mooring.

At Hold Fast Sailing School, our experienced instructors provide a safe and supportive environment for you to learn and grow as a sailor. Contact us today to learn more about our courses and take the first step towards achieving your sailing goals.

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, Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, 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.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Excellent sailing school! We had an amazing time learning to sail with Phil. He’s a true sailor, knowledgeable, professional, and a friendly guy![read more]

    M. Lopez - Hold Fast Sailing School

  • What a great experience with Holdfast Sailing School! Phil made our in- class instruction informative and fun. Our time on the water was even more educational and enjoyable.[read more]

    L. Nordon - Hold Fast Sailing School

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Hold Fast Sailing School

Address Plaza Neptuno Marina VallartaPuerto VallartaJalisco48335Mexico
Phone +52 (322) 279-0386
Website holdfastsailingschool.com
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