Island Bound Sailing Academy is based on the small landlocked Lake Grapevine near DFW Intl Airport. Closer by far to Oklahoma, than a body of saltwater. We have been a key part of the local sailing for nearly two decades. We have enhanced and set into motion a number of liveaboard cruisers and many more advanced certificated sailors.
Island Bound Sailing Academy is a multiple award winner of ASA Outstanding School of the Year and has a number of current and previous recipients of ASA Outstanding Instructors of the year.
This is because of our passion for sailing and for seeing those who choose us know the focus on training begins with them.
Our slogan began from a live radio program where we were compared to Jimmy Buffett and sailing, and it was off the cuff stated: “We do not escape reality, We create it!”
Island Bound Sailing treats everyone as we wish to be treated, with great respect and a level of building confidence.
Grapevine attracts folks from all over, being with many vineyards and known as the Christmas Capital of Texas – where we also have students gravitate to our small lake and marina. Winds on our lake are quite favorable for sailing as are the depths of our reservoir.
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.
Other Services Available
- Private Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
Island Bound Sailing Academy
|Address||2500 Oak Grove Loop, Suite 5Scott's Landing MarinaGrapevineTX76051United States|