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Fairhope Yacht Club, sailing lessons, Fairhope, 251.928.3276


Women Sail Alaska, 1 to 14 day adventures, Juneau, 888-272-4525

Alberta, Canada Ltd.,, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, learn to sail with our CYA and ASA certified instructors, also available, VHF Radio Operator's Card (ROC-M), and Pleasure Craft Operator's Card (PCOC). Contact us to learn more about our Advanced Coastal Cruising Study Guide." Please email



Tiller and Kites, International Yacht Training school and US Sailing First Sail center.

Sea Scout Ship 3500 “Rock of Ages”, Youth sailing dinghy and keel boats.

Arizona State University, Basic Sailing Classes, Tempe Town Lake

Arizona State University, Basic Sailing Classes, Tempe Town Lake

Arizona Yacht Club, Start Sailing Right Classes, Tempe Town Lake, Phoenix

Sailing Arizona, ASA basic keelboat and other, Lake Pleasant, Phoenix


Offshore Sailing School, Abaco, 800 221 4326

British Virgin Islands

Offshore Sailing School, Tortula and St. Martin, 800 221 4326


Sailing Ventures, introduction and ASA sailing instruction, captained charters, 2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, (775) 691-8200, Toll-Free (877) 542-1691

Seaforth Boat Rentals, ASA sailing instruction, Hobie cat, Capri and Catalina rentals, three locations, San Diego, California, Phone Mission Bay (619)223-1681, San Diego (619)239-2628, Coronado (619)437-1514


Bluewater Sailing, ASA and IYT classes, rentals and charters, 13505 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, 310.823.5545 or 866.944.7245

California Sailing Academy, ASA classes and more, 14025 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, 310-821-3433

Carrera Sailing, US Sailing classes and more, 66 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, (831) 375-0648

Del Rey Yacht Club, junior programs for racers, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, (310) 823-4664

Encinal Yacht Club, junior programs, 1251 Pacific Marina, Alameda, 510 522 3272

Gold Arrow Camp, Sailing is one of their activities, youth camp, Huntington Lake, 800-554-2267

Marina Sailing, ASA classes, rentals and charters, Oxnard, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, (800) 262-7245

Mission Bay Yacht Club, junior sailing classes, 1215 El Carmel Place, San Diego, (858) 488-0501

Monterey Bay Sailing, ASA classes, rentals, Old Fishermans Wharf #1, Monterey Bay, (831) 372-SAIL (7245)

Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, junior sailing classes, Municipal Wharf #2, Box #14, Monterey, 831.372.9686

Orange Coast College, many sailing classes, 1801 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, 949-645-9412

Sailing Education Adventures, adult and youth classes, Building 35 South, Upper Fort Mason, San Francisco, (415) 775-8779

San Francisco Yacht Club, youth and adult classes, 98 Beach Road, Belvedere, 415 435 9133

United States Sailing Center - Long Beach, Once envisioned solely as a training site to help sailors fulfill their Olympic dreams, the United States Sailing Center at Long Beach has developed into a true center of training for sailors of every ability., 5489 E. Ocean Blvd - Long Beach, (562) 433-7939

University of California Irving, many classes, Newport Harbor

Vallejo Yacht Club, youth and adult classes, 485 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, (707) 643-1254

Westlake Yacht Club, small boat lessons, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, (818)889-4820


Community Sailing of Colorado, Ltd., Standley and Cherry Creek programs, Denver, 303-757-7718

Flagship Sailing, Clearwater Beach, 727 942 8958, cell 727 643 5762, bareboat charter or a captained charter, also sailing lessons, ASA school


Mystic Seaport, lessons,sails and overnight sails, check this one out, Mystic, 860.572.5315 or 888.973.2767

Greenwich Community Sailing, Old Greenwich, (203) 698-0599


Boca Ciega Yacht Club, sailing lessons, Gulfport, (727) 321-7295

Calema, windsurfer instruction, Merritt Island, 321 453 3223

Clearwater Community Sailing, Inc., dinghy and keelboat sailing classes, Clearwater, (727) 517-7776

Eckerd College, sailing lessons, St. Petersburg, (800) 456-9009 or (727) 867-1166

Edison Sailing Center, sailing lessons, Ft. Myers, (239) 454-5114

Emerald Coast Sailing Assoc., Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, SUMMER SAILING CAMPS, AGES 8 TO 17: START DATES: JUNE 9, JUNE 23, & JULY 7 - 850-862-7276

Emerald Coast Yachts, ASA School, charters, Pensacola, Florida, 850-916-1161

Lake Eustis Sailing Club, Mount Dora, 352-735-3298

Flagship Sailing, Clearwater Beach, 727 942 8958, cell 727 643 5762, bareboat charter or a captained charter, also sailing lessons, ASA school

Key Sailing, Rentals and Sailing Lessons, Pensacola Beach, 850-932-5520 or 877-932-7272

Offshore Sailing School, 4 locations in Florida, 800 221 4326

The Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach, (561) 881-0809

Sail Laser Miami, Miami, 305 285 3442

US Sailing Center, Martin County, Sailing Classes and more, Jensen Beach, (772) 334-8085


Atlanta Yacht Club, southwest shore of Lake Allatoona, near Acworth


Aloha Sailing LLC, sailing lessons, 68-1791 Puu Nui St, Waikoloa, 808/883-9230

Maui Ocean Activities, Windsurfing and Hobie lessons and rentals, (808) 667-2001 on island, Toll Free 1-866-667-2001

Maui Sports Unlimited, windsurfing, kiteboarding and surfing lessons, Maui, Evening- 808-575-9449, Day - 808-280-7060, Shop - 808-877-7778

Waikiki Yacht Club, adult and youth sailing programs, On the edge of Ala Moana Park, Honolulu, (808) 230 - 0940


Carlyle Sailing Association, Jr program, list of local US Sailing instructors, Carlyle, 618-594-3622

Chicago Sailing, US Sailing instruction, 2712 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, 773.871.7245

Chicago Yacht Club, adult and youth sailing lessons, Chicago, Monroe 312-861-7777 and Belmont 773-477-7575

Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing, youth and disabled sailing instruction, Burnham Harbor, 1362 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago, (312) 747-7684

Sail Chicago, Lessons and boat rentals for members, 800 Austin Street, Evanston, IL 60625, 312-409-9000

Winnetka Park District, junior sailing classes, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, 847 501 2040


Eagle Creek Sailing Club, junior sailing week and saturday sailing school, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis

Michigan City Yacht Club, Junior Sailing Program, Washington Park Marina, Michigan City, 219.879.3363


River Cities Community Sailing Program, youth and adult sailing classes, Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park on River Road, 502-899-1311

Unbridled Sailing, sailing lessons on the Ohio river and adventure vacations, Louisville, Kentucky, 502.718.2969


Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, youth programs, West Boothbay Harbor, 207-633-5750

Castine Yacht Club, youth and adult courses, Castine, 207-326-9231 (in season)

Island Sail School, sailing lessons, Vinalhaven, (207)863-2050

Linekin Bay Resort , learn on the Rhodes 19, 92, Wall Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538, 866-847-2103

Southport Yacht Club, youth courses, South Port Island, 207.633.1059 off-season, 207.633.5767 in-season

Wohelo, The Luther Gulick Camps, girls summer camp, Sebago Lake, (207) 655-4739


Baltimore County Sailing Center, summer sailing and windsurfing classes for all ages, Rocky Point Park, Essex, see website for phone numbers

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, extensive beginner to advanced courses, Chesapeake Bay, 410-745-2916, x 105

Corsica River Yacht Club, youth programs, Centreville, 410-827-4411

J World Annapolis, beginner through racing classes, Baltimore, 410-280 2040

North Bay Bed and Breakfast, US Sailing Courses, Northeast Maryland, 410-287-5948

Rock Hall Yacht Club, various sailing courses, Rock Hall, 410-778-4560

Ultimate Watersports, Windsurf and Hobie catamaran lessons, June through August, Gunpowder Falls State Park, 410-335-5352


American Yacht Club, many junior sailing lessons, Water Street, Newburyport, 978 465 9053

Arey's Pond Boat Yard, So. Orleans, 508-255-0994

Boston Sailing Center, many sailing programs, ASA and US Sailing, The Riverboat at Lewis Wharf, Boston, 617.227.4198

Buzzards Sailing School, Inc., Pocasset

Chatham Yacht Club, Lot's of classes, North Chatham, (508) 945-5407

Community Boating Center, youth and adult classes, 1641 Padanaram Avenue, New Bedford, 508. 992.6219

Courageous Sailing Center, many sailing classes - free kids lessons, One First Avenue, Charleston Navy Yard, Boston, 617 242 3821

Falmouth Yacht Club, 290 Clinton Avenue, Falmouth, (508)548-7614

Nantucket Community Sailing, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, 508.228.6600

Piers Park Sailing Center, nonprofit community sailing center that uses Boston Harbor and the seas beyond to provide year-round recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, 95 Marginal Street, East Boston, (617) 561-6677

Quannapowitt Yacht Club, youth and adult sailing programs, Lake Quannapowitt, 781 245-9518

Sail Martha's Vineyard, 110 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-7644


Bayview Yacht Club, youth and adult sailing programs, Detroit, (313) 822-1853

Little Traverse Sailors Sailing School, youth and adult sailing classes, Harbor Springs, 231 838 9251

Macatawa Bay Junior Association , youth and adult sailing classes, Macatawa, 616 796 6974

North Cape Yacht Club, junior program, Lasalle, 734.242.5081

North Star Sail Club, youth program, Harrison Twp., 586.463-2192

Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association, youth and adult classes, Bay City, (989) 922-SAIL (7245)

St. Joseph Junior Foundation, youth and adult classes, St. Joseph, (269) 983-5441 (Phone available during sailing school season only)

Traverse Area Community Sailing, youth and adult classes, Traverse City, 231-922-5922


Lake Calhoun Sailing School, youth and adult classes, 612-927-8552


Odyssey Sailing School, ASA courses on a Rhodes 22, St. Louis, 314-960-3226

New Jersey

Offshore Sailing School, Liberty Landing, 800 221 4326

New York

Atlantic Yachting, US Sailing Courses and more, Manhattan, 212-518-4604

Offshore Sailing School, Lake George, Chelsea Piers and New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, 800 221 4326

Sail Buffalo Sailing School and Sailing Club , offers accredited sailing education (ASA), boat sharing program with unlimited access to sailboats for club members, ongoing educational opportunities, and a place for you in the sailing community. Address: 485 Michigan Ave. Buffalo, NY 14203

North Carolina

Cape Fear Sailing Academy, Picked as Outstanding School by ASA for both 2010 & 2011 910-279-2355


Key Sailing, US Sailing instruction and charters on Lake Erie, Marblehead, Ohio, (419) 798-5820

Strictly Sail, Learn to Sail, beginner and intermediate, Cinncinati, 614-889-8997


Red Bud Marina, ASA Sailing Courses, Oologah Lake, Claremore, Oklahoma, 918-341-5190



Landfall Sailing, We are a flagship NauticEd school located on Lake Travis in Austin offering beginner to advanced instruction. Learn to sail, earn certifications to sail in the Caribbean as well as the ICC required by UN Resolution 40 in Europe. Skippered charters of up to three yachts for corporate events or special occasions. (512)627-9901

Island Bound Adventures , ASA sailing school Grapevine TX 817-832-0615

Let's Go Sailing, Seabrook, Texas, ASA School and sailing charters at unique locations. 713-644-0606 or 800-950-7035

Sailing Texas, located on Lake LBJ near Austin, Texas, beginner sailing classes, learn to sail the Flying Scot, 325 956 9685

South Texas Sailing, Classes are conducted on Canyon Lake, 45 miles north of San Antonio & 50 miles south of Austin. Beginner sailing classes, 210-286-4392

Texas Sailing Academy, US Sailing Keelboat classes, Lake Travis, 512-261-6193

Washington, DC

Mariner Sailing School, Largest full time program on the Potomac. 703-768-0018 Washington, D.C and Alexandria, VA

Pentagon Sailing Club, keelboat lessons, (301) 645 9575

Ridge Explorations LLC Are you intimidated taking your own boat out to sea? LEARN TO CRUISE WITH YOUR BOAT. phone 253 891 0149

West Virginia

Sewell Mountain Sailing, sailing lessons

Sailing Schools with multiple locations

Action Quest, Summer adventure programs for teens, 800-317-6789 Tel 941-924-6789

Marina Sailing, ASA classes, rentals and charters, Oxnard, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, (800) 262-7245

Offshore Sailing School, US Sailing courses, from New York to Carribean

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