Cape Fear Sailing Academy – Southport
Southport, North Carolina
| (910) 279-2355 |

Cape Fear Sailing Academy has achieved ASA’s highest standards with Outstanding School and now Outstanding Instructor. With over 1400
satisfied students we are considered North Carolina’s Elite Sailing Center.Rated one of ASA’s top 20 schools out of 350 and 1 of 5 schools named worldwide in Coastal Living Magazine.

Opening our doors in 2006 CFSA’s mission has been to be the Best Sailing School in the State if not the Country. To be an award winning school you
have to have instructors that have a real passion for sailing and most of all LOVE to teach! We use top notch equipment featuring Colgate 26’s as our boat of choice for classes. Whatever your sailing needs are CFSA can fulfill them. We want you to love sailing as much as we do. So come join the experience of a lifetime.

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, 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.

Other Services Available

  • 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)
  • 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. Cape Fear Sailing Academy is offering $50 off of the ASA 101 Course and 10% off charter services.

Contact Information

Cape Fear Sailing Academy – Southport

Address 606 W West St, Suite 202SouthportNC28461USA
Phone (910) 279-2355
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