The North Texas Sailing School has been in continuous service since its founding in 1975. We are located on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard in Heath, Texas. We utilize 12 boats in the service of sailing instruction and employ 10 certified sailing instructors on our staff. We are number one in course content and structure and place a strong emphasis on boat handling skills. The curriculum is a rich blend of classroom instruction, technical skill, confidence building and plain old common sense.
We love sailing and we love teaching sailing. We look at teaching as a lifelong learning process and are dedicated to growing and serving the sport of sailing. We are committed to introducing sailing to new enthusiasts including our youth and place a strong emphasis on good seamanship. Continual mentoring of our students sets us all up for success. We also provide existing sailors with as many resources as possible and provide an on-line community to find information about sailing activities.
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.
Other Services Available
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- Summer Camps for Kids
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
North Texas Sailing School
|Address||300 Rush Creek Dr #C4HeathTX75032United Staes|