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ASA or US Sailing Certified or Other Sailing Schools without Certification at Dillon, Crested Butte, Arboles, Denver, Frisco, Greenwood Village, and Boulder in Colorado..

USCG Captain's License Online

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MARINERS LEARNING SYSTEM (MLS) ONLINE- USCG Approved Online Captain's and Masters License Study Packages, Home Study Guides & FCC Online Tests - Located in Pennington NJ, Mariners Learning System provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with their flexible online training. Auxiliary Sailing & Towing endorsements are also available.

NauticEd Online Sailing Education

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEdwith two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the NauticEd affiliated sailing schools in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia & around the world to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency. Yacht Charter Companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read more..

Dillon Marina Sailing School - Dillon CO

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The Dillon Marina Sailing School is a certified American Sailing Association (ASA) training facility and offers sailing opportunities for the novice sailor to the advanced. Dillon Marina’s unique approach to sailing immediately places the student on the water with the instructor and ends with a solo sailing performance by the student. The instructors focus on the fundamental terminology, points of sail, and sail safety needed to develop a novice into a confident sailor. The course provides 8 or 12 hours of comprehensive instruction. The majority of the class is spent on the water with the winds dictating the topic of the lesson.

ASA Courses in Dillon

  • Basic Keel Boat Course- Group (12 hours)
  • Basic Keel Boat Course-Semi-Private (8 hours)
  • Basic Keel Boat Course-Private (8 hours)


Dillon Marina Sailing Programs

  • Sailing Intro
  • Dillon Marina Team Building Program

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Nautilus Sailing - Crested Butte CO

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Nautilus Sailing is an award winning American Sailing Association school. In 2011 and 2012, Nautilus Sailing was chosen as a Top 20 sailing school, out of more than 300 ASA schools worldwide. Nautilus Sailing has excellent instructors, use the best sailboats available, and offers the courses in some of the most spectacular cruising locations in the world. Nautilus is currently located in Crested Butte, Colorado. Nautilus also offers American Sailing Association lessons on Blue Mesa, Colorado’s largest lake and use a Catalina 25 for all of the blue mesa sailing courses. Other locations include Grenadines (Caribbean) & Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

ASA Courses

  • ASA101, 103, 104


Learn To Sail Catamarans

  • Grenadines Programs
  • Sea of Cortez Programs
  • Tahiti Programs

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Peaks & Tides Sailing School - Two Rivers Marina, Navajo State Park, Arboles CO

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Peaks and Tides is an American Sailing Association (ASA) approved sailing school located Arboles, Colorado. All sailing instructions are based on ASA materials and curriculum and prepare all students to pass the ASA course final exams and practical evaluations. While course schedules vary from session to session, a typical session will consist of 3 full days on the water. The last day will end with a final written exam. The course is a total of 15-21 hours depending on the class. Please note the combined course will be a 5 day course

ASA Sailing Lessons

  • ASA 101, 103
  • Combined 101-103
  • Private Basic Keelboat 101 & Basic Coastal Cruising Certification
  • Learn to Sail Colorado Charters (Basic Keelboat)


Other Programs

  • Group Sailing Lessons
  • Customized Private Sailing Lessons
  • Plus more

Victoria Sailing School (VSS) - Denver CO

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ASA Certification and Endorsements & Marine Diesel Engine Classes in Denver CO - The Victoria Sailing School (VSS) is Colorado's oldest and largest sailing school. Since its founding in 1986, the school has trained thousands of students from the Rocky Mountain area. VSS is dedicated to providing the highest quality product. The courses range from introductory sailing classes through Coastal and Celestial Navigation, for those wishing to fulfill their ultimate dream. The Victoria Sailing School offers five levels of classes that qualify for ASA certification, two courses that qualify for ASA endorsements and two miscellaneous courses. The locations include Chatfield Reservoir Marina, Cherry Creek Reservoir Marina, Lake Carter Marina, and Lake Dillon Marina.

Sailing Courses (ASA Certification)

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 107, 118, 117


VSS Courses

  • Weather for the Mariner
  • Spinnaker Sailing
  • Diesel Engine Basic Maintenance (1 day)
  • Diesel Engine Advanced Maintenance (2 days)

Windrider of the Rockies - Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco CO

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Located at the Frisco Bay Marina in Frisco, Colorado in the majestic Rocky Mountains, minutes away from major all season resorts, Windrider of the Rockies offers everything from sailboat rentals and certification to exploring Lake Dillon with Windrider of Breezerider. Windrider instructors have over 3o years of sailing experience which has been honed on this challenging lake. The sailboats are heavy weather boats that include Pearson Ensigns, Santanas, and Catalinas. The sailing conditions are varied and unique.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101
  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Weekday & Weekend Courses
  • Private Courses


Other Programs

  • Introductory Sailing
  • Intermediate Sailing
  • Advanced Sailing
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Day Sail Charters (public)

Other Sailing Schools in Colorado (Without Certification)

Community Sailing of Colorado (CSC) - Greenwood Village & Boulder, CO

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Established in 1995, Community Sailing of Colorado (CSC) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and teaches sailing skills to build confidence for people of all ages in Boulder and Denver CO. The programs are conducted at the Cherry Creek Reservoir and Boulder Reservoir. CSC also hosts seasonal sailing classes for youth, Adult Classes and a Junior Race Teams for young athletes interested in competing in the sport of sailing, in both Boulder and Cherry Creek. CSC offers programs during the months of April to October. CSC’s Elevate Adaptive Sailing Program breaks down barriers for participants with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Adult Sailing Programs

  • Adult Beginning Sailing Class
  • Adult Intermediate Sailing Class
  • WoW: Women of the Water
  • Group Sailing Lessons
  • Private Sailing Lessons


Other Programs

  • Adult Sailing Free Sail Nights
  • Thursday Rent, Race & Rally Nights
  • Sailboat Rentals
  • Adaptive Sailing
  • Adult Learn to Race Clinics

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