Sailing lessons; from Beginner to Off-Shore, Seamanship, Navigation from Coastal to Celestial and Electronic. Lessons are tailored for you. We can teach sailing from the very beginning or just spend our time concentrating on some aspect of seamanship such as how to prepare for and handle “Heavy Weather” where we would spend the day covering subjects like Reefing, Balancing your sail plan, Heaving Too, Fore-reaching, Sea Anchors, preparing your boat and crew.
Bring her home safely; (2) Two day course/Maximum of 4 students-For the Ladies we offer a “Bring her home safely course” where we teach basic sailing and boat handling as well as basic navigation, Man-Over Board recovery and how to operate emergency communications equipment. We like to do this course on your boat so participants will become familiar with equipment they would be operating.
Handling your boat under power: (1) one day course/maximum of 4 students. This course is designed to teach you how to safely and smoothly get underway and dock your boat. We teach the proper use of the various lines required to moor a boat and how to use a “spring line” to your advantage. We will take a look at and practice as many different docking situations as are available in your area. We will also learn and practice operating your boat in reverse and how to safely recover a Man Overboard under power. We teach this course on your boat and require you carry full insurance coverage, both hull and liability.
Class Locations; We can hold classes anywhere in the world. The least expensive locations are those that are nearby to where ever we happen to be, we live-aboard and cruise so please check our website to see where we are. Generally in winter we are in the tropics and in summer in a more northern latitude.
Sailing lessons, Bring Her Home Safely and Handling Your Boat Under power, where ASA (American Sailing Association) certification is not required required, max 4 students $500/day
Navigation Lessons – Coastal Navigation – 3 Day – 1-3 students $1500.00 – each additional student $500/each
Celestial Navigation – 3 Day -1-3 students $1600.00 – each additional student $600/each
Coastal Navigation course price includes books and navigational tool set, Celestial Navigation course price also includes books but students furnish their own navigational tools and sextant.
ASA Certification; If you require certification for any class from ASA such as certification for Bareboat Chartering, for your insurance company, or your State Safe Boating Licensing requirements please contact Dave Pyle at Blue Water Sailing School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida http://www.bwss.com We can only teach courses where certification is required through an ASA facility. Blue Water is in our opinion one of the best such schools around. Prices are fair and all inclusive, we can teach on your boat in your home waters or one of Blue Waters boats in any of Blue Water Sailing School locations, you may request us as your instructor or use one of the instructors they have on staff.
Fees are for all courses include instructors salary only, unless otherwise stated, they DO NOT include instructor travel costs, meals or lodging, nor do they include the cost of a boat or classroom as each situation and local is different. We can teach aboard your boat or a chartered one and are quite happy staying on board your boat for lodging and meals or if required renting a room and eating out. Boats can belong to a participant or can be chartered. While we have never had an accident during a Docking and Handling under power class we require full insurance coverage both hull and liability be provided for the boat(s) being used. After all we are going to practice docking and handling a boat around other boats, objects like pilings and docks that don’t move and on docks belonging to your yacht club or marina.