Sailing Courses U.S. & International

The sailing courses listed below are “live aboard,” meaning the boat serves as your hotel as well as your classroom. Cabins on the boats are sarah-Gierschmostly double occupancy. In addition to accommodations, the cost of the course includes all instruction and provisioning for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, beverages and some dinners, which we all prepare and eat aboard. Part of the fun of cruising in new areas is trying the local cuisine, so we do plan to eat some dinners ashore. All dockage, mooring fees, fuel costs and cruising taxes are also included in the price. We spend the nights at anchor or on a mooring or docked at marinas in different ports and harbors. These live-aboard courses provide you with the opportunity to really go cruising, because you are living the lifestyle while you learn the skills. Oh, yes also included, at no extra charge, is a whole lot of fun!

2017 United States & International Sailing Courses

 FLORIDA SAILING SCHEDULE – 

TAMPA BAY AND THE GULF OF MEXICO – St. Petersburg, FL

Women only 5 day courses:      January 23-27      March 20-24

$2295    minimum 3 students

CHESAPEAKE BAY SAILING SCHEDULE  – Annapolis, MD

PACIFIC NORTHWEST – Anacortes WA and the San Juan Islands

 INTERNATIONAL SAILING ADVENTURES

 

ITALY!  Sail the Incredible Amalfi Coast!

               New Couples Course 8 Days September 2017

NEW DATES FOR BAHAMAS SAILING!

BAHAMAS BOUND! Sail the Sea of Abaco

              Women’s 8-day Sailing Course

               June 10 through June 17, 2017

               $3395   minimum 3 people, maximum 4 people

HOPETOWN HARBOUR LIGHT
Elbow Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

 

The laid back Bahama Islands are easy to get to and so close to home, just seventy miles east of Florida.  It’s an incredible feeling to sail in the Sea of Abaco with the constant trade winds blowing, all the while tucked behind the barrier islands with calm and brilliant blue water. There are small settlements, snug harbors and gorgeous white sand beaches.  It’s a fantastic place to learn or upgrade sailing skills, while chasing away the winter blahs and getting ready for the sailing season.

The 7-day, live aboard sailing class will be taught aboard a comfortable, modern, 43′ sloop. The class departs from Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The cost includes instruction, accommodations, all docking, mooring and fuel fees, cruising taxes, and provisioning for all breakfasts, lunches, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Dinners are eaten ashore to taste the local cuisine.

Also included in every course is a large dose of adventure and fun!

COURSES ON DEMAND  – FOR COUPLES, INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS 

Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay, New England, Pacific Northwest and anywhere

you have your boat or there is a charter fleet!

 This is a wonderful way to learn the skills, communication and teamwork necessary to cruise comfortably. Choose the dates that fit your schedule and calendar We will teach anywhere that boats are available! Pick your dates, grab your sailing partner or friends, give us a call and we’ll make it happen!

Call or e-mail for more information.



We get mail about our sailing courses …

“Whenever I read testimonials in a brochure I am always skeptical & suspect that they are a product of talented marketers. No More! What a great experience I had! Thank you for such a worthwhile course. You demystified sailing for me and as a result it seems much less complicated and indeed something I can actually enjoy. It was one of those times in one’s life that become etched in one’s memory as a positive learning, character building experience. And not only more confident about sailing, I have made new friends and have one delighted husband who no longer has that unvoiced worry that he might have to sell his beloved boat as his wife doesn’t like sailing.”    – Barbara

*Prices are all-inclusive, with the exception of alcoholic beverages, most dinners, and transportation to and from the boat. That means that the cost includes the boat, your accommodations on board, the captain/instructor, provisioning for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and beverages, and all taxes, pumpouts, dockage or mooring fees, and fuel. There are no surcharges or hidden fees.