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.
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.
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review. Student receives a written, personalized Recommended Plan suggesting steps for continued improvement in knowledge and skills proficiencies after the review is completed. This review may be taken multiple times.
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.
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
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.
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.
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
Greg does a great job of keeping his fleet seaworthy and is a pleasure to work with on charters. Can't say enough good things about him.
Dave Osborn - ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Why sail anywhere else? Greg you're the man! Great boats, great business!
James Harrison III - ASA 105, Coastal Navigation
Best charter in Clear Lake.
James Durrschmidt - ASA 105, Coastal Navigation
Windward SeaVenture Charters
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