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Private Sailing Courses

Private Introductory &
Refresher Sailing Courses

Non-ASA Certification

Day Sailor Private Instruction

Cruising Yacht Private Instruction

Resort Course Private Instruction

If you're looking for a private non-certifying introductory or refresher lesson, on sailboats of any size, we can create a custom sailing course just for you! Private lessons can focus on any aspect of the sailing world, such as proper sail trim, navigation, docking, under sail, anchoring, heavy weather, crew overboard rescue techniques, coastal navigation, spinnaker work, knots, racing and more.
Choose from an array of day sailors to cruising yachts!
We'll help find a boat that best fits the conditions, game plan and availability.
We are also able to make food and/or beverage arrangements during your lesson.
Please contact the school director to arrange the dates and times that suit your availability.

Select the Private Instruction that best suits you

Day Sailor

  • Capri 22'
  • J-24'
  • Soling 26'
  • Polish existing skills
  • Advance on new topics
  • Enjoy a sailing introduction
  • Maximum Party of Four

Cruising Yacht

  • Catalina 28
  • Catalina 32
  • Catalina 36
  • Polish existing skills
  • Advance on new topics
  • Enjoy a sailing introduction
  • Maximum Party of Six

Resort Course

  • Capri 22'
  • J-24'
  • Soling 26'
  • Intro to the Basics
  • No exams or certification
  • 8 hour lesson
  • One day or Two half days

Day Sailor Private Instruction Pricing

No more than four in your party, not including instructor

"Private Skippered Charter"

Public / Member:
1 Hour - $84 / $74
2 Hours - $140 / $120
4 Hours - $230/ $196
Full Day - $375 / $320

It is customary to leave a gratuity if you enjoyed your lesson.

Cruising Yacht Private Instruction Pricing

No more than six in your party, not including instructor

For students with prior ASA 103 (or above) credentials

Public / Member:
2 Hours - $260 / $220
4 Hours - $435 / $370
Full Day - $610 / $520

For students without prior ASA 103 (or above) credentials

Public / Member:
2 Hours - $325 / $275
4 Hours - $545 / $465
Full Day - $765 / $650

All prices are subject to a 12% Port Tax.

If you'd like to have instruction aboard a Catalina 42' or 50', please contact the school director for pricing.

It is customary to leave a gratuity if you enjoyed your lesson.

Resort Course Tuition

An Introduction to sailing's basic principles

All the fun without the pressure of exams

Hands on instruction with zero classroom time

A full day or two half days on stable sailboats

This exciting program is all about being on the water and having fun! Curriculum includes nautical terminology, rules of the road, sail trim and shape, reefing, crew teamwork and responsibilities, docking under sail, safety procedures, points of sail, tacking/jibing, knots and crew overboard rescue techniques.

Pricing:
Group of 4 Max (Family, Couple or Friends!)
$335.00 - No liveaboard accommodations
$435.00 - With liveaboard accommodations on a Catalina Yacht
(this option is not available Summer weekends)

All prices are subject to a 12% Port Tax.

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Online Sailing Classes

Take a refresher course or begin your sailing journey online!

Take a refresher course on sail trim, introduce yourself to celestial navigation or begin your sailing journey online! Take the classroom portion of sailing at your convenience and your own speed of learning . Once you’re ready to get out on the water, we will schedule you a private lesson so you can put everything you learned into practice. There are courses for novices all the way up to seasoned sailors. Check out the available courses at NauticEd and give us a call to schedule the practical, on-the-water lessons!