We know that everyone requires all
three to grasp the sailing fundamentals and want to come back for
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We are experienced sailors and long-time
instructors who know how to tune in to each sailor's
individual learning style. All of our instructors have
taught previously in other areas than keelboat sailing. Many
instructors and instructor evaluators firmly believe that a
good instructor should be able to teach couples, families
and children effectively. So we teach everyone who will sail
together to be a team, together on the sailboat, not
Our sailboats are well maintained and
equipped with safety and navigation equipment well in excess
of the requirements. Our Hunter 295s have depth
sounders, DSC/AIS equipped VHFs and moving map GPS chartplotters.
PFD use is mandatory dockside and on the water. We utilize
checklists to assure that nothing important is overlooked
just like with the airlines. All our sailboats have towing
arrangements so that we and our
sailors don't have to press a bad situation because of the
worry of the cost of assistance.
Let us show you how easy, fun and safe it
is to improve your sailing skills. One of our sailors put
his experience in a video and posted it to YouTube. Thanks Shaun!
We also make learning fun! It is not unusual during the summer for
the class to take a dip off the stern in the beautiful
green/blue Florida water during an anchoring drill or when
we pull up to Shell Key. Or have
someone volunteer to be the crew overboard (with their PFD
secured). We share meals and stories. We respect our sailors
and their uniqueness. All this provides a relaxed
environment that makes learning fun and effective.
about fun, Shaun posted our Alumni Weekend event on YouTube!
Once wasn't good enough so we invited our sailors back...
"immerse" you in sailing allowing you to get up to speed
faster and not duplicating the same maneuvers for each
The Magnuson Marina Cove Resort
is our base for the Accelerated Courses.
We offer ASA 105/106 on demand and
during our destination cruises. We are teaching courses
at the Strictly Sail Miami and offer Advanced classes to
and from the Show in addition to staying aboard during
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