ASA Certified Sailing Lessons:
Achieve your sailing certification with the American Sailing Association standards aboard Eliora, our 31’ Catalina; we teach sailing onboard sailboats, not classrooms. You will get lots of personal attention and helm time as all classes have a maximum of 4 students. In addition to the beginner and intermediate courses ASA101, ASA103, ASA104, ASA105 and ASA111, we also offer the harder-to-find course Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA106).
ASA Certified Private Sailing Lessons:
Private lessons are offered on our Catalina 310 if you prefer personal one-on-one lessons with no additional students in the class. If you would like private lessons on your own boat, our Captains will come to your marina anywhere on the Southwest Florida coastline from Naples up to Tampa. Another option is to bring your boat to Punta Gorda and dock it at Fisherman’s Village. We also offer ASA114 Cruising Catamaran certification on your own boat. If you would like to rent a boat in the Bahamas or Caribbean to take lessons we do have Captains available to fly down.
Private Informal Lessons:
If you just want to have fun! You can go sailing on our Catalina 310 or use your boat, and a Captain will give informal, private lessons with no tests or certifications. You pick the topics to be covered, and work on any skills you wish. Perhaps you just need a little refresher course, or some more sailing time before the next test, maybe you want to learn more about your boat. There may be up to 6 people aboard plus the Captain. There are 2, 4 or 6 hour options available.
Make sure you mention you are a Veteran when you book your class. As a thank you to our Veterans, we offer a discount on ASA101.
Give us a call, text or email and we will design just the lessons you want.
This is a Drug Free Vessel:
Captains and Instructors: All our Captains/Instructors are in accordance with Coast Guard regulations, and they submit to regular random drug testing.
Passengers: No drugs of any kind are allowed on board, and the Captain is required to immediately notify the Coast Guard if drugs or paraphernalia are discovered aboard. Possession of a Medical Marijuana card does not allow its possession or use on board, nor does it mitigate the Captain’s responsibility to alert the Coast Guard.