At Sail & Surf Adventures our passion is helping you accomplish your sailing dreams. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality student experience. Our facilities are clean and comfortable. Our sailboat is immaculately maintained, fun to sail, and held to the highest standards of safety.
Our class sizes are small with only 2-4 students to ensure that each student receives personal attention and plenty of valuable, hands-on time at the helm. It is our mission to create a supportive learning environment where everyone feels safe to develop their skills. With over two decades of experience, owner/instructor Clay Dingledine is professional and personable. You may chose to learn aboard our beloved Galene, a classic Columbia 36’ sporting modern equipment upgrades, or opt for a private class aboard your own vessel.
Our location in the heart of the Northern Neck is ideal, with easy access to the sheltered waters of the Rappahannock River, and only a short sail to the expansive Chesapeake Bay. If you are looking for a highly personalized learning experience to take your sailing to the next level, look no further!
ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered
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.
Other Services Offered
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials
We felt very safe with Captain Clay. He has so many years of experience and fun stories to share. [read more]
Mary B. - Sail & Surf Adventures
First time sailing loved the experience with Captain Clay.[read more]
Mary Ann K. - Sail & Surf Adventures
Knowledge and expertise of Captain Clay was outstanding. Highly recommend![read more]
Farrah F. - Sail & Surf Adventures
Clay's sailboat is clean, crisp, and stylish. Clay is a great captain.[read more]
Scott S. - Sail & Surf Adventures
Marina has good parking and super clean and well-maintained restroom and shower facilities, should you need them. We highly recommend sailing with Sail & Surf Adventures![read more]
Betty M. - Sail & Surf Adventures
Sail & Surf Adventures
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