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ASA Certified or Other Sailing Schools without Certification at Honolulu, Waikiki and Oahu in Hawaii..

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..

Honolulu Sailing - Honolulu, Waikiki and Oahu, HI

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ASA Approved Sailing School in Honolulu, Hawaii - Based on Oahu Island, Honolulu Sailing is the island's oldest charter service and sailing school, established in 1974, offering a select group of fine yachts both sail and power throughout the islands and ASA approved sailing instructions and certification. For nine years Honolulu Sailing ran a successful sailing instruction program at the University of Hawaii College Of Continuing Education where the classes are held from beginning to advanced inter-island sailing, piloting and celestial navigation.

ASA Courses

  • Basic Keelboat Sailing
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising
  • One Week Cruise and Learn Vacation (Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering; or Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising)

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Sail Hawaii International - Honolulu and Oahu, HI

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Sail Hawaii International offers sailing and navigation courses from beginner to advanced levels with the American Sailing Association leading to certification that is recognized worldwide. Courses are taught by experienced USCG licensed Captain / instructors and are regularly scheduled. Sail Hawaii offers ASA courses with classroom instruction on land and practical sea time aboard one of our classic style training vessels. Our basic level courses involve day sailing off Waikiki and intermediate to advanced levels may take us on overnight voyages to another island or beyond.

ASA Programs

  • Discover Sailing (Honolulu)
  • ASA Basic Keelboat 101 (Honolulu)
  • ASA Basic Coastal Cruising 103 (Honolulu)
  • ASA Bareboat Cruising 104 (Oahu)
  • ASA Coastal Navigation 105 (Classroom)
  • ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising 106 (Oahu)
  • Pacific Offshore Challenge (Hawaiian Islands)
  • ASA 101 Challenge (Oahu)
  • ASA 103 Challenge (Oahu)
  • Mile Builder (Hawaiian Islands)
  • Check ASA Course Descriptions 


Partner Programs

  • Makani Catamaran (Honolulu)
  • North Shore Catamaran Charters (Haleiwa & Oahu)
  • Sail Maui (Lahaina)

Waikiki Sailing School (WSS) - Honolulu HI

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Waikiki Sailing School is a certified American Sailing Association (ASA) School located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The school has been voted for American Sailing Association's Outstanding Instructor of 2013. The Captains are United States Coast Guard (USCG) certified with decades of sailing experience. For your safety and improved experience on the water, any charter may include Basic Keelboat instruction. All of our courses are taught in the big blue ocean. WSS also offers a variety of Cruise & Learn packages that will not only give you a solid footing on the sailboat of your choice.

ASA Courses

  • Get Your Feet Wet Sailing (4 hour intro)
  • ASA101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 114

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Other Sailing & Boating Classes in Hawaii (Without Certification)

Hawaii Sail and Power Squadron - Oahu HI

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Hawaii Sail and Power Squadron (A unit of the United States Power Squadrons) is Hawaii's largest non-profit boating education organization based on the island of Oahu. The membership is comprised of sail boaters, power boaters, and paddlers and has members that have been power or sail boating all their lives as well as some just starting to learn. Hawaii Sail and Power Squadron offers full line of Hawaii boating classes, seminars and certifications that are high quality, affordable and taught by award winning instructors that are certified by the national organization, by the Nation Safe Boating Council and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. You will learn about Hawaii boating safety in basic and advanced boating classes. The power or sailing classes will help you become the best skipper you can be and train your crew to be at their best too.


  • Advanced Powerboat Handling
  • Anchoring
  • Basic Coastal Navigation
  • Basic Weather and Forecasting
  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • Boating on Rivers, Lock, and Lakes
  • How to Use A Chart
  • Hurricanes and Boats
  • Knots, Bends, and Hitches
  • Marine RADAR
  • Mariner's Compass
  • Mastering the Rules of the Road
  • Paddle Smart
  • Partner in Command
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
  • Trailering Your Boat
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio


Advanced Courses

  • America's Boating Course - ABC
  • Navigation
  • Piloting
  • Advanced Piloting
  • Seamanship

Elective Courses

  • Cruise Planning
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Electrical Systems
  • Marine Communication Systems
  • Marine Electronics
  • Sail
  • Weather

Hawaii Yacht Club - Honolulu HI

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Established in 1901, and located just minutes, by boat, from some of the finest sailing in Hawaii, Hawaii Yacht Club offers an extensive list of services and amenities, and a well-established community of like-minded boaters. On-the-water activities are the center of the Hawaii Yacht Club’s mission. Hawaii Yacht Club also offers adult sailing lessons to the public. Lessons are conducted in a Cal 20′ keelboat, which is a stable, forgiving, and easy-to-sail vessel. Class size is limited to two students per instructor for each on-the-water lesson, so you will have plenty of time to practice your sailing skills.

Adult Sailing Instruction

  • Skills covered in the class are knots, rigging the boat, tacking, jibing, sail trim, hull trim, points of sail, docking, and more.
  • Anchoring
  • The sailing portion of the instruction includes four (4) three-hour learning sessions aboard the Cal 20


Other Programs

  • Cruising & Voyaging
  • Friday Night Racing
  • Offshore Racing

Science & Sea Sailing School (MCBH Kaneohe Marina) - Kaneohe Bay Marina, Kailua HI

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The Kaneohe Bay Marina has a very active adult and youth sailing program. Marina & Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Center available sailboats for rent include - Topper, Laser, Harpoon 5.2, Capri 16.5, American 18, and Capri 22. They also provide boat licenses for boaters and sail enthusiasts. Sailing classes based on demand and availability.

Adult Sailing Programs

  • Adult Beginner Sailing
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Private Sailing Lessons
  • Rent a Sailboat


Adult Sailing Licenses

  • Small Boat License
  • Keelboat License
  • Advanced License
  • Youth Sailing Licenses

University of Hawaii at Manoa - Student Recreation Services (SRS) - Honolulu

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Outdoor recreation in Hawai'i is an important part of everyday life. Student Recreation Services of University of Hawaii at Manoa provides the students, faculty, staff and their guests a safe, enjoyable way to get involved and experience what Hawaii has to offer. Most of the programs and activities are geared for the beginner. Equipment is made available for those wanting to further their experiences in the water and sunshine. Classes and activities include instruction, equipment and transportation. All classes/activities are taught using instructors trained in 1st Aid, CPR and Water Safety.

Sailing Courses

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Beginner Sailing
  • Intermediate Sailing
  • Sailing Adventure


Other Programs

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Paddling
  • Body Boarding
  • Kayaking

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