Tracey School provides quality ASA instruction year round in southwest Florida and the Jersey Shore in sight of Manhattan!
Our locations along the Sun Coast bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay are prime sailing country! The warm clean waters of the Gulf, Tampa Bay, and the Manatee river are pretty and friendly with countless destinations to explore. Abundant wildlife, picturesque anchorages, numerous urban ports to visit- Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater and on and on. It is sailing heaven!
Come learn to sail along Floridas beautiful Sun Coast. Whatever time of the year you choose to go, Tracey School will be there.
In the spring, summer and early autumn we also operate from Sandy Hook/Highlands, NJ- where the real Jersey Shore begins (unlike the TV version). Just 15 miles to the southwest of Manhattan the sailing is exceptional in these waters. From breathtaking views to countless anchorages, the most exciting passages to be found in America- through the heart of New York and the gateway to the world famous Northeast US sailing destinations. Oceans, bays, sounds, rivers remote anchorages and pulsing urban environments. You want it, this area has it- May thru September.
Finally- if you want to really learn how to cruise- take our Coastal Passage Courses between NJ and FL! We offer multiple day live aboard courses along the Atlantic Seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. These courses teach you how to negotiate the complexities of the ocean and ICW routes and the all important weather!. Learn where and how to make the most traveled passage in 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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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.
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.
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.
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
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.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Youth Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
- Sail Trim Courses
- Spinnaker Courses
Tracey School for Sailing Instruction
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