Norton’s Sailing School
Deltaville, Virginia
www.nortonyachts.com (804) 776-9211

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!

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 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.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • 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

Contact Information

Norton’s Sailing School

Address 97 Marina DrDeltavilleVA23043
Phone(804) 776-9211
Websitewww.nortonyachts.com
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