Santa Barbara Sailing Center Kids Actitvities

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.
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 Small Boat Private Instruction Pricing

No more than four in your party, not including instructor

Public / Member:
1 Hour - $105 / $79
2 Hours - $175 / $131
4 Hours - $288 / $216
Full Day - $469 / $352

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

Catalina 27' or Catalina 28' (larger boats may be available upon request)

2 Hours: $325
3 Hours: $435
4 Hours: $545
8 Hours: $765

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!)
$469 - No liveaboard accommodations
$609 - With liveaboard accommodations on a Catalina Yacht
(this option is not available Summer weekends)

We accept major credit cards only. We do not accept cash.

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