Sailing Instruction

Always dreamed of learning to sail? Quit dreaming, and go sailing with our ASA certified sailing instructors! We offer courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors alike. Call 321.458.4462 to schedule.

Introduction to Sailing:

Our most basic course offered, Introduction to Sailing is perfect for folks just looking to get a taste of what sailing is all about. Spend 3 hours on the water learning the basics. Class size is limited to 3 so you’ll get personalized instruction.

Cost is $150 (3 person maximum)

Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101 Certification):

Learn the essentials of sailing in a fun atmosphere! This course includes two full days on the water as well as an accompanying textbook, video and test for ASA 101 certification. Class materials are mailed to students beforehand for study. This is the first course for the serious beginner interested in gaining the skills necessary to skipper daysails on smaller keelboats. Taught aboard a 23′ Hunter. Class size is limited to 3.

$425 per person

We schedule all courses by appointment and operate weekdays as well as weekends. Call for availability!

UPCOMING:
Sunday, October 22 and Sunday, October 29 (1 slot available)
Sunday, October 22 – Monday, October 23 (1 slot available)
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3 (1 slot available)

For more detailed information regarding the ASA 101 course, please see the American Sailing Association’s Basic Keelboat Standards.

Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103 Certification):

This 2 day class is designed to further familiarize you with parts of the boat and conditions at sea in a fun and relaxing environment. Learn more about navigation, vessel handling under power, rules of the road and safety equipment. Taught aboard a 30′ sailboat. Class size is limited to 4.

$475 per person

Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising may be combined into one package for only $875 per person!

Ask about liveaboard options on our 30′ O’Day.

We schedule all courses by appointment and operate weekdays as well as weekends.
UPCOMING:
Call to make an appointment!
 

For more detailed information regarding the ASA 103 course, please see the American Sailing Association’s Basic Coastal Crusing Standards.

Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104 Certification):

A continuation of ASA 101 & ASA 103, a 3 day 2 night liveaboard course designed to teach you how to skipper & crew on sailboats up to 50 feet in length. Class size is limited to 4.

$675 per person

We schedule all courses by appointment and operate weekdays as well as weekends.
UPCOMING:
Call to make an appointment!
 

For more detailed information regarding the ASA 104 course, please see the
American Sailing Association’s Bareboat Chartering Standards
.

Bareboat Combination Cruising Package (ASA 101/103/104)

We now offer a Bareboat Charter Crusing Package that combines ASA courses 101, 103 and 104 into one week! Combine the learning and knowledge of our sailing instruction with a taste of the cruising lifstyle by taking each of our ASA classes together while staying aboard the newest addition to our fleet, a 38-foot Irwin! Classes are taught in the Indian River Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean.

5-day: $2750 per couple

Coastal Navigation (ASA 105 Certification):

This class covers reading charts, plotting a course, taking a bearing, dead reckoning, getting a running fix, reading tide tables, and calculating current set and drift. This course is conducted across 4 three-hour periods (one day per week), with the final session involving a test.

$425 per person

Skills Challenge

Experienced sailors may challenge ASA course skills and earn ASA certifications for Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering.  50% off normal class price.

Contact us at info@beachsidesailing.com.