Outbound Sailing
(512) 222-7245 | www.outboundsailing.com

Outbound Sailing is a certified ASA Sailing School in Austin offering a full range of sailing lessons from Basic Sailing to Advanced Coastal Cruising.

Whether you are interested in day sailing or have visions of chartering a sailboat in exotic locations like the Caribbean or the Med, our sailing lessons are specifically designed to prepare you to safely skipper a cruising sailboat in a variety of conditions and locales with total confidence.

Since our class sizes are limited to a maximum of 2 students, you are assured of receiving a level of attention and personalization that you cannot achieve otherwise. With our lessons you have the instructor’s undivided attention and the “hands on” time is all yours; not divided among several students. At Outbound Sailing our objective is to provide you with the best sailing instruction available, and we are absolutely confident that you will be delighted with the results.

Our highly rated, friendly, and professional instructors all have 20+ years of sailing/cruising experience. Each has all of the appropriate ASA Instructor Certifications and are USCG licensed Captains. In addition to personalized attention, you will receive tools, tips, and handouts that will truly enhance your learning experience, plus we provide you with tools to help you retain what you’ve learned. It’s important to practice what you learned, so we provide you with access to our sailboats at a special student rental rate.

Whether your plans include bareboat chartering, club membership, buying a boat, crewing on a friend’s boat, or simply day sailing, your Instructor will focus on those aspects of the course that will best help you achieve your sailing objectives.

So give us a call. You’ll be glad you did!

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.
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.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
The successful sailor will have the knowledge and skills to safely and competently dock and maneuver a sailboat under auxiliary power in a variety of conditions. Includes knowledge of steering and propulsion theory, wind and current, single and double-rudder monohulls, catamarans, safety precautions, knots and line handling, fixed and floating docks.

Other Services Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Sunset Cruises


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. Outbound Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • I have just finished my ASA101 class and absolutely loved it! Tim is a knowledgeable, patient, funny teacher and our time on the water with him went way too quickly.[read more]

    Glen E. - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • We had an amazing time learning to sail with Tim! We are so excited about our adventures to come and have already signed up for ASA 103. Tim was a great teacher: knowledgable, patient, and experienced.[read more]

    Krista P - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Wonderful experience. I can’t imagine how a class could be any more laid back and fun while being extremely informative. We learned a ton and had a great time![read more]

    Joe F. - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Outbound Sailing – even better than I could have imagined! I have … always wanted to get the skills needed to be comfortable sailing on my own. Capt. Doran is a pro.[read more]

    James L. - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

Contact Information

Outbound Sailing

Address 16406 Stewart RdLakewayTX78734United States
Phone (512) 222-7245
Website www.outboundsailing.com

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