ASA Certified Lessons

Take a vacation and learn to sail

Historic St Augustine, Florida is the ideal place to learn to sail and we are lucky enough to be able to sail all year long!  Whether your goal is to skipper a bareboat charter in the Caribbean or to crew confidently on a short weekend sail, St Augustine Sailing can help you achieve your on-the-water goals!

Your instructor, using the ASA’s sailing education system, will guide you as you learn the theory behind sailing, practice the skills needed to handle a sailboat, and build the foundation of knowledge that will enable you to navigate a vessel safely and within the law.

St Augustine Sailing has immediate access to both river and offshore experiences. Our students encounter conditions they will experience in actual coastal cruising: tidal currents in inlets and rivers, using channel markers and buoys, anchoring in situations of wind and current, sailing offshore out of sight of land and more.

What To Know Before You Sail:

  • Courses are a minimum of 2 students but never more than 4 students.  This provides each student both time on wheel and time running the lines.
  • We have the best sailing in Northeast Florida, and few locations have such a variety of sailing conditions so nearby.
  • We are an easy commute from Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona, and Orlando.
  • BONUS: Experienced sailors can opt to ‘challenge’ the ASA 101 course by demonstrating practical sailing skills for the 101 level. With successful completion, the student can enroll directly in ASA 103.
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St Augustine Sailing invites all veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a 10% discount on our ASA Sailing Courses.

American Sailing Association (ASA) established certification courses for qualified sailors are based on internationally recognized standards of boating safety and competence. By establishing national standards for sailing education, the ASA has provided a way for more people to take part in the sport safely, with the proper training and respect for their responsibilities as boaters, enduring that sailing will be safer, smarter, and more fun for everybody. St Augustine Sailing is pleased to be able to award ASA certificates to qualifying students for several levels from Basic Keelboat all the way to Offshore Passage-making.