Windward SeaVenture Charters

Windward SeaVenture Charters is an ASA certified sailing school with instructors voted “Instructor of the Year” for 2002, 2005, 2006, 2013 and all are USCG Master Level licensed captains. Most of our instructors have over 30 years’ experience in sailing and teaching. We also offer you a discount on all charters you take with us for 1 year from your date of completion of any class with no monthly club dues or yearly fees. Our class sizes are limited to 4 persons plus instructor, so that you will have individual attention. If you prefer, we can provide private sailing lessons to suite your schedule. Our sail training is on 31′ to 34′ pocket cruisers for the ASA 101 class that have biminis (covered cockpits) to provide shade and full head (restroom) facilities aboard. On our pocket cruisers, you will experience the feel of a larger boat and get a better understanding of sailing dynamics over smaller “day sailers”. You will then be better prepared for the next level of ASA classes, the Coastal and Bareboat course (103/104) or ‘combo’ as we call it. When you are ready to take the ‘combo’ course, you will train on one of our fully equipped 38′ to 41′ sailing yachts.

There is a difference between ASA sailing schools, and at Windward SeaVenture Charters we believe we offer the best sailing school on the bay. Call us or come by our office for a visit. 281-467-2279.

Our courses are designed for the sailors that want to learn by hands on sailing rather than sitting in a classroom listening to sail theory. You will spend your days on the sailboats learning by doing from some of the most experienced sailors and best instructors in Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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 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 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
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.
ASA 120, Radar Endorsement
ASA 120, Radar Endorsement
Learn to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance. Knowledge of radar principles and practical matters of radar operation.

Other Services Offered

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

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Windward SeaVenture Charters

Address 100 Admiralty WayKemahTX77565United States
Phone(281) 467-2279
Websitewww.windwardseaventure.com
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