Go Sail – Flathead Lake
Dayton, Montana

Join us at beautiful Flathead Lake in Dayton Montana. We are the only sailing school in Montana. We have excellent wind 8-10 knot breeze daily May to October. Our fleet of monohulls 22-25 ft are comfortable fun boats to learn on and sail. We visit Wild Horse Island, Bull Island, Sommers, Big fork, Woods Bay and Dayton Yacht Harbor while swimming and sailing fast.

Amazing, experienced, local instructors with calm, patient, adaptable teaching styles to suit you. We offer beginner to advanced classes. ASA 101 and 103 ASA certified courses throughout the week and weekends.

We empower you to work as a team to operate the vessel safely, properly and understand nautical knowledge proficiently. During our 4-person group classes or full boat, you take the helm and learn by doing and watching. During the classes, we start with theory and then out to the boat for most of the day.We provide a learning environment that is relaxed yet effective with a lot of practice.

At Go Sail Flathead Lake, we are certifying new sailors for those wishing to become the best sailors you can be. Our students go to captain, instruct, bareboat charter, buy a boat, gain experience and/or all the above. All our ASA certified instructors have 20 + years’ experience sailing all over the world.

We know Flathead Lake in Montana, is the best place to sail in the northwest and we are open May to October. We also offer certifications, customized instruction on private vessels, sailing cruises and Discover Sailing Sundays. Please join us for summer fun in Montana, Lessons, Rentals and Charters.

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 111, Sailing Review
ASA 111, Sailing Review
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review.
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.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Youth Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Flotillas
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses

ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program

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.
Go Sail – Flathead Lake is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • I walked away with more knowledge and confidence in my ability to continue progressing forward.[read more]

    Charles Robinson, Missoula, MT - Go Sail – Flathead Lake

  • I had a great time yesterday at the Discover Sailing class with Captain Ken. I had never even been on a sailboat until yesterday. It was such a fun experience I am now interested in taking more classes. Great experience. I’d recommend this class.[read more]

    Colleen, Missoula, MT - Go Sail – Flathead Lake

  • I had the great experience with ASA 101 with Captain Bill (August 3& 4) and ASA 103 with Captain Chad (September 7&8). Both of these guys were nothing but outstanding and I am hooked for life on sailing. Thank you Flathead Sailing School!!![read more]

    Dennis Quillen, Boise, ID - Go Sail – Flathead Lake

Contact Information

Go Sail – Flathead Lake

Address 43545 C StreetDaytonMT59914United States
Phone (406) 207-2408
Website flatheadlakesailingschool.com
Social Media

Contact Sailing School







Missing or incorrect information? Suggest An Edit