Since 1993 Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia has introduced thousands to the joy of sailing. You will learn to sail with confidence on the historic Delaware River Water front in Center City Philadelphia. Our boats are located at the Philadelphia Marine Center next to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the class room is located one block away at the Liberty Sailing Club facility. There are great restaurants and hotels nearby.
Our courses are designed to offer students maximum time on the water. Our Instructors are United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains and certified by the American Sailing Association. All share a commitment to make sure you have a rewarding experience.
Owned and operated by Captain Steven E. Mink, US Coast Guard Licensed Master, All Oceans, with over 40 years of experience and hundreds of offshore miles. Licensed since 1985 and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 1980. Former Flotilla Commander with Auxop and past Coxswain qualifications. I started sailing on the Shrewsbury River and Barnegat Bay on the New Jersey Coast. My love for sailing has never waned.
Our courses run for beginners to advance with an early spring Caribbean ASA 104/114, bareboat / cruising catamaran course, which is a wonderful vacation and learning experience. Off season, in the fall and spring we run ASA 105, a five week hands on coastal navigation course taught in our classroom at 303 N. Front St, Philadelphia.
The PA Safe Boating Course is included in our ASA 101 Course. Pennsylvania residents that hold a PA Safe Boating Certificate are covered under the mandatory requirement that everyone must have a safe boating certificate in order to operate any type of boat with a motor in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and other surrounding states as long as they do not reside in the state for more than 90 days.
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 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
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Sunset Cruises
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.
Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia
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