Outbound Sailing is a certified ASA Sailing School in Austin offering private sailing lessons from Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation.
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 lessons are private, you are assured of receiving a level of attention and personalization that you cannot achieve otherwise. Our Lesson Plans are customized for each student’s learning style and pace; for their skill level and experience, and to focus on those skills needed to meet the student’s sailing objectives. With private 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 in 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 ensure you retain what you’ve learned.
We work to understand your sailing objectives and future plans so we can give you customized service that is particularly relevant to you. We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ program. 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. In addition, we take particular pride in keeping our boats meticulously clean and fully functional.
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 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
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sunset Cruises
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