Nockamixon Sailing School
Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Nockamixon Sailing School is an American Sailing Association affiliated sailing school. We teach and certify our students to ASA standards, and offer beginning and intermediate level sailing classes. Take fun and informative sailing lessons on Lake Nockamixon and then continue on to take the entire series of ASA sailing classes for inland, near coastal, and ocean waters, from beginner to advanced level classes at Delmarva Sailing School on the Chesapeake Bay, or at Virgin Islands Sailing Academy in the Virgin Islands.

All of our instructors are ASA certified sailing instructors and have their US Coast Guard captain’s license, ensuring the finest instruction available.

Nockamixon Sailing School sailing classes are all taught on the water. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Classes are available to fit almost anyone’s schedule.

Why not learn to handle a 20-30 foot sailboat in a safe and fun environment on Lake Nockamixon, and then learn to sail a 30-50 foot sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay or in the Virgin Islands. Take the entire series and get certified to bareboat charter in destinations all over the world, or learn to sail across an ocean. Why not start close to home without having to spend money and time on travel.

By choosing Nockamixon Sailing School for your sailing education you can realize your dream of learning to sail. Our alumni charter sailboats in destinations all over the world, and many have purchased their own sailboat.

After students learn to sail we also offer a unique “Practice Sailing Program” that allows students to come back to refresh what they have learned, or to gain additional practice and confidence before chartering or purchasing their own sailboat.

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 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
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.
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.

Other Services Offered

  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'

Contact Information

Nockamixon Sailing School

Address 1 Harrisburg School Rd.QuakertownPA18951United States
Phone (215) 499-0335
Website nockamixonsailingschool.com
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