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ASA Certified Schools and Other Sailing Programs at Saint Simons Island, Buford, Gainesville, Hoschton, Lake Lanier and Atlanta in Georgia..

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..

Dunbar Yachts - Saint Simons Island GA

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Established in 1970, Dunbar Yachts is the exclusive dealer for Catalina Yachts for Georgia, the Carolinas, North Florida and the inland lakes. The Catalina dealership is the oldest on the East Coast and one of the oldest in the nation. They are one of the only dealerships in the country able to take trade-ins and the trade-in customers avoid the brokerage commission, mooring fees and time delay involved in selling a used boat. Dunbar Yachts offers ASA certified Courses and all instructions are provided onboard new and full-equipped Catalina Yachts. The instructors are fully ASA certified and Coast Guard licensed captains.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101, 103
  • Private Sailing Classes


Other Activities

  • Sail Charters
  • Electronics Service & Repair
  • Boat Shows

Lanier Sailing Academy (LSA) - Buford GA

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Established in 1969, Lanier Sailing Academy (LSA) has perfected the American Sailing Association's and US Sailing's formula for teaching the art of sailing while having fun. One of America's top rated sailing schools, Lanier Sailing Academy is consistently rated by the students as one of the top (American Sailing Association and US Sailing) affiliated schools in the country. LSA has been awarded Outstanding School of the Year and Outstanding Instructors of the Year for 3 years consecutively by American Sailing Association (ASA). All sailing courses are certified by American Sailing Association (ASA). You can choose any of the three 3 sailing school locations to start your sailing lessons - Atlanta, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; or Pensacola, Florida.

ASA Certifications

  • ASA 101, 105
  • Private Instruction
  • Customized Sailing Lessons
  • ASA Courses in Other Locations
  • Basic Coastal Cruising BCC-103 (Pensacola, Columbia)
  • Bareboat Cruising BBC-104 (Pensacola)
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising ACC-106 (Pensacola)


Other Programs

  • Sailing Boat Rental
  • Sailing Clubs

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Lord Nelson Charters - Buford GA

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Whether you want to learn to sail or dream of chartering your own yacht in exotic locations, you’ll find the right sailing lessons for you at Lord Nelson Charters on Lake Lanier Islands. Lord Nelson Charters has the most extensive selection of Lake Lanier Sailboat Rentals and the sailboat fleet is designed to provide you with bareboat sailing opportunities. Lord Nelson Charters can also provide a captain for instruction or to assist you with your charter. Lord Nelson Charters is an American Sailing Association certified training school using Coast Guard licensed Captains, American Sailing Association certified instructors and are the only authorized sailing school located on beautiful Lake Lanier Islands Resort on Lake Lanier. Lord Nelson Charters is one of the few sailing schools in the country qualified to teach all ASA Advanced Sailing Classes.

ASA Sailing Lessons

  • ASA 101 - 114


Other Programs

  • Sailboat Rentals
  • Cruising
  • Team Building
  • Camp

Sunrise Sailing Academy - Gainesville GA

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Sunrise Sailing Academy offers sailing lessons on Lake Lanier to the club members as well as general public. The Academy is an ASA Certified Training Facility offering Learn to Sail and Advanced Sailing courses through the local US Coast Guard Licensed Captains, ASA Certified training instructors and facilities.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101 - 114


Other Courses

  • Intro to Sailing
  • Family and Friends Relaxation Outings
  • Executive Connection (Business Meeting Aboard Luxury Yachts)
  • Team Building with Competition
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Memberships

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Windsong Sailing Academy - Hoschton GA

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Windsong was incorporated in 1987 as an economical alternative to often expensive commercial sailing schools. The school was founded through support from the community adult education center in DeKalb County. In 1989 Windsong became Atlanta's first American Sailing Association (A.S.A.) education and certification recreational facility. Windsong's ASA Sailing Instructions, cruises, clinics and fun sails continue to be sponsored by the parks and recreation service, community adult education centers, marinas and sailing centers throughout the surrounding counties ensuring you a comprehensive collection of quality program. Windsong offers organized instruction and on-the-water training which makes the learning fun and easy. Whether an extensive training program on all aspects of sailing or a casual refresher sail, the classes are designed to offer you enjoyment while advancing your skills.


  • Basic Sailing Theory
  • Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Adv. Coastal Cruising
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Celestial Navigation


  • 12V Electronics
  • Boat Purchasing
  • Charter Smarter
  • Emergency Planning
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Meteorology
  • Meal Prep & Safety
  • Nutrition Afloat
  • Radar Navigation


Skills & Drills Clinics

  • Anchoring
  • Dinghies
  • Docking
  • Maneuvering
  • Mooring
  • Navigation
  • Night Sailing
  • Overboard
  • Reefing
  • Sail Trim
  • Spinnakers

Other Programs

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailing Packages
  • Private Charters
  • Adventures

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