Go Sail – Flathead Lake
Dayton, Montana
| (406) 515-9585 | gosailmontana.com

Go Sail, Sail, Sail on Flathead Lake in Montana. This glacier fed clear lake is 27 miles long and 15 miles wide. We have excellent wind 8-15 knot breeze daily from May to October. Our fleet of monohulls 22-33ft are comfortable fun boats to learn on and sail. Pine tree filled Wild Horse Island State Park and nearby islands are the cruising grounds. 

We only hire amazing, experienced, captains and instructors who are calm, patient, and use adaptable teaching styles. We offer beginner to advanced classes with ASA 101, ASA 103, and ASA 104 certified courses. Come join the team and Workcation in Montana! No USCG required.  

During our 4-person classes you take the helm, learn by doing, and watching. Our goal is for you to gain confidence to command the vessel and have certifications to rent sailboats.

At Go Sail Flathead Lake, our students go on to captain, instruct, bareboat charter, buy a boat, crew to gain experience, and/or all the above. No experience necessary!

We know Flathead Lake in Montana, is the best place to sail in the northwest. Please join us for summer fun, near Glacier National Park in Dayton Montana, for Sailing Lessons, Rentals (sailboats, kayaks, and SUP’s) and Charters.


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 102, Keelboat Sailing 2
ASA 102, Keelboat Sailing 2
Learn to skipper and crew aboard a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in winds up to 20 knots. Depart, sail, and return with control demonstrating teamwork.
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.

Other Services Available

  • 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 - 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. 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 43546 C StreetDaytonMT59914United States
Phone (406) 515-9585
Website gosailmontana.com
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