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Boating & Sailing Courses and Certifications Approved by ASA, US Sailing or NauticEd in Florida

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Boating & Sailing Courses and Certifications Approved by ASA or US Sailing at Cape Coral, Ruskin, Fort Myers Beach, St. Petersburg, Captiva Island, Panama City, Key Largo, and Fernandina Beach in Florida..

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 Affiliated Sailing Schools in FL

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, with two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the following sailing schools 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..


Florida Sailing & Cruising School - Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral FL

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Florida Sailing & Cruising School is an American Sailing Association Certification Facility (ASA) as well as one of the leading hands-on powerboating schools in the country. For more than twenty years the school has provided year-round boating instruction. The instructors are ASA & US Coast Guard licensed Captains. Located at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, Tarpon Point is at the gateway to the barrier islands of Southwest Florida. Heading North up Pine Island Sound you can cruise to Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa, and Gasparilla Islands.

Sail Courses (ASA)

  • ASA101, 103, 105, 106


Power Courses

  • Basic Powerboat Handling (P-101)
  • Inland Powerboat Cruising (P-102)
  • Combination Handling and Cruising (P-101 and P-102)
  • Offshore Powerboat Cruising (P-103)

Flagship Sailing School - Sea Grape Drive, Ruskin FL

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Flagship Sailing School is located along the east coast of Lake Michigan and also in the Tampa Bay region along the west coast of Florida. With Florida bases at the Chart House Marina on Clearwater Beach, Florida and the Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as at the Great Lakes Marina in Muskegon, Michigan, Flagship Sailing is only minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, the Intra-Coastal Waterway and Lake Michigan.

ASA Certification Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 118 


Flagship Sailing Courses

  • Introduction to Sailing - FS 100 (1/2 day)
  • Sailing Fundamentals I - FS 102A (2 days)
  • Sailing Fundamentals II - FS 102B (2 days)
  • Combination - FS 102A + 102B (4 days)
  • Bareboat Charter - FS 104 (3 days, 2 nights)
  • Basic Docking Techniques - FS 108 (1/2 day)
  • Basic Anchoring Techniques - FS 109 (1/2 day)
  • Combination - FS 108 & FS 109 (1 day)
  • Private Instruction - Owner’s Boat 

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Offshore Sailing School - Fort Myers Beach; Saint Petersburg; Captiva Island - FL

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Offshore Sailing School was founded in 1964 in New York and is one of the top best sailing schools in America. The No. 1 sailing school will allow you to do what you have always dreamed of doing: learning to sail out on the open water. Offshore Sailing's unparalleled sailing school has a long history, operated continuously as a private corporation under the day to day guidance of the founders (Steve and Doris Colgate) and the Offshore Sailing School Team.Over the years, more than 160,000 individuals completed a sailing course with Offshore Sailing School. Offshore Sailing School provides sailing and powerboating certification from US Sailing, the governing body of sailing in the United States. The school operates at four resort locations on Florida's Gulf Coast and two in British Virgin Islands.

Offshore Sailing Classes

  • Learn to Sail Certification Courses (3 day & 5 day Courses)
  • Family Learn to Sail Programs
  • Fast Track to Cruising Courses (2 day & 5 or 6 days Courses)
  • Intro to Sailing Course (6 hours)
  • Two Hour Sailing Lessons
  • Learn to Sail Online
  • Fast Track to Power Cruising Course


US Sailing Certifications

  • Basic Keelboat
  • Basic Cruising
  • Bareboat Cruising
  • Coastal Passage Making
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Performance Sailing
  • Offshore Passage Making
  • Cruising Catamaran Endorsement
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Cruising Powerboat

Reef Runner Sailing School - St. Andrews Marina, Panama City; Key Largo - FL

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Reef Runner Sailing School is a 3-time ASA Outstanding School of the Year, offers ASA certified sailing instruction, day cruises, sunset sailing, custom saltwater cruises, and charters. You can learn to sail in the emerald waters around Panama City, FL, and explore one of the Gulf of Mexico's most beautiful areas; or enjoy the best the Florida Keys has to offer by learning to sail in the Key Largo to Key West corridor. The sailing classes consist of a proven and successful curriculum for teaching the fundamentals or advancing your hard earned skills. You will have enough time on the water to cover the full content of your course. Reef Runner Boating specializes in boater safety courses and powerboat instruction.

ASA Classes

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105


Reef Runner Boating Courses

  • 101 Basic Powerboating
  • 102 Powerboat Trailering
  • 103 Coastal Powerboating

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Sailing Florida Charters and Sailing School - St. Petersburg, FL

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Sailing Florida offers American Sailing Association (ASA) certification courses and recognized by ASA with a Gold Star distinction. It offers the entire range of classes from ASA 101 - Basic Sailing to ASA 106 -Advanced Coastal Cruising and Advanced Cruising Standard (114). The certified instructors are committed to providing the best educational experience, with a blend of hands on training and curriculum in the fundamental skills of sailing. Your sailing lesson in Florida is taught aboard new sailboats, 29' to 47' - depending on the course, with all the amenities of today's cruising boats, including inboard power, full cockpit bimini, refrigeration & enclosed head.

ASA Courses

  • Basic Sailing
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Basic Sailing/Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Six Day Basic-to-Bareboat
  • Cruising Catamaran Sailing
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising

Windward Sailing School - Fernandina Beach FL

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Windward Sailing School has consistently ranked in the top five sailing schools nationwide, year after year. Courses are taught by American Sailing Association Certified Instructors. The class size is limited to 8 people in the classroom and 4 people per boat. The school is located in the seaport village of Fernandina Beach, in Northeast Florida, on beautiful Amelia Island -Florida's northernmost barrier island. Just thirty minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, Amelia Island has been touted as one of America's top ten destinations.

ASA Courses

  • Introduction To Sailing
  • ASA101, 103, 104, 105, 106
  • Celestial Navigation Challenge (107)
  • Docking Endorsement
  • Combo Pack 1: Basic Keelboat + Coastal Cruising
  • Combo Pack 2: Basic Keelboat + Coastal Cruising + Bareboat Chartering
  • Combo Pack 3: Coastal Cruising + Bareboat Chartering


Windward Courses

  • Small Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance (2 days)

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