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Fun, Learning and Safety!                       

We know that everyone requires all three to grasp the sailing fundamentals and want to come back for more.

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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 separately.

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.

 

Talking about fun, Shaun posted our Alumni Weekend event on YouTube! Once wasn't good enough so we invited our sailors back...

 


Couples/Family/Private Live-Aboard Courses

Sail by day, enjoy the night!

If you're interested in the highest level of personal attention and instruction this is for you. This course is on YOUR schedule. We also have "Resort-based" Get-Away Sailing based at the The Magnuson Marina Cove Resort.


Accelerated Courses

Sooner, faster, more cost-effective!

These courses "immerse" you in sailing allowing you to get up to speed faster and not duplicating the same maneuvers for each course. The Magnuson Marina Cove Resort is our base for the Accelerated Courses. 

Location

Course/Event

Date

St Petersburg

ASA 101 - 106 offered

March 1-5

St Petersburg

ASA 101 - 106 offered

April 12-16

St Petersburg

ASA 101 - 106 offered

June 7-11

St Petersburg

ASA 101 - 106 offered

August 2-7

St Petersburg

ASA 101 - 106 offered

October 4-8

 


Weekend Courses

Learn to sail without quitting your day job!

We offer ASA 101 and 103 sailing courses in a weekend format for busy people where the weekend works best. The Magnuson Marina Cove Resort is our base for the Accelerated Courses.

Location

Course/Event

Date

St Petersburg

Weekend ASA 101

March 1-2

St Petersburg

Weekend ASA 101

April 12-13

St Petersburg

Weekend ASA 101

June 7-8

 

St Petersburg

Weekend ASA 101

August 2-3

St Petersburg

Weekend ASA 101

October 4-5

 


Advanced Coastal Cruising and Offshore Courses

Learn the way you're going to sail!

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 the Show.

400 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL - Google Maps

Location

Course/Event

Date

TPA-Keys-MIA

ASA 104, 105, 106 Tampa-Keys-Miami

February 8-13

MIA-Keys-TPA

ASA 104, 105 Miami-Keys-Tampa

February 17-22 - Full

BVI

Destination Cruise and ASA Instruction

May 10-20


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