Norton’s Sailing School is an ASA-certified Sailing School. ASA (American Sailing Association) it the oldest and the best sailing curriculum available. ASA credentials are recognized worldwide, so the skills you obtain through our fully sanctioned sailing classes will allow you to charter a sailboat with Norton Yachts or any other charter company in the world.
Norton’s Sailing School also provides students with top-notch sailing instructors who love the water and think the Bay is the best classroom. We believe that students learn best when 90% of the instruction is on the water. Our instruction is comprehensive, yet relaxed because we want our students to have fun while they are learning to sail!
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.
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.
Other Services Available
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>
At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Norton’s Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
I thank Norton’s Sailing School for organizing and running an excellent ASA sailing school. Everything from the venue to the instructor and the boat was better than I expected. I highly recommend Norton’s Sailing School! B.N.
B.N. - Norton’s Sailing School
I bought my first sailboat at Norton’s Yacht Sales and then decided that I needed to learn to sail. I enrolled in Norton’s Sailing School; learned so much; had fun; and built the confidence to sail on our own all the time. I recommend Norton’s.
T.M. - Norton’s Sailing School
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