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ASA, US Sailing & NauticEd Certified Sailing Schools in Maine

Linekin Bay Sailing Academy - Boothbay Harbor ME

Affiliated with NauticEd International Sailing School

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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 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..

BHYC Sailing Academy - West Boothbay Harbor ME

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Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) in mid-coast Maine has been celebrating yachting for over 100 years, welcoming boaters who want to experience the fabled Downeast cruising grounds and picturesque Boothbay Harbor. All Sailing Academy classes are predominantly taught in the boats and on the water to maximize practical knowledge and skill building, supplemented by individual reading from the provided textbook. From introductory to advance sailing classes, all courses are designed for the adult sailor.

US Sailing Courses

  • 5-Day Basic Keelboat Cert
  • 3-Day Basic Keelboat Cert
  • Advanced Performance Keelboat Cert
  • Advanced Performance Keelboat Cert + Racing Tactics
  • Private Lessons
  • Advanced/Performance Keelboat Certification Course with Spinnaker Endorsement


Powerboat Courses

  • Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Safety & Rescue Boat Handling
  • Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling/Safety and Rescue

Other Offerings

  • Member Sailing
  • Cruising
  • Racing

Maine Boat Company - Rockland ME

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Maine Boat Company offers US Sailing classes for everyone and every skill level, whether new to sailing or has been sailing for years. Beginning students typically start with 20-24’ keelboats. Located on the beautiful and well protected Rockland Harbor, the facility provides a great place for new sailors to learn. As the skills advance one can enjoy sailing in Penobscot Bay and adventure cruises along the coast and through the islands of Maine.

US Sailing Courses

  • Intro to Sailing
  • Basic Keelboat
  • Basic Cruising
  • Bareboat Cruising
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Private Instruction


Powerboat Courses

  • Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Safety & Rescue Boat Handling
  • Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling/Safety and Rescue

Other Offerings

  • Group Instruction
  • Private Instruction
  • Boat Club

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Sebago Sailing - Sebago Lake ME

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Located at Sebago Lake Maine, Sebago Sailing is a ASA Sailing School on New England Lakes and has been training students since 1999. The school trains individuals and groups the knowledge and experience to be confident and safe on sailing adventures – whether you charter a boat from a local harbor, go on an exotic sailing vacation.

ASA Courses

  • Basic Keelboat Certification Course
  • Private ASA Basic Keelboat Certification Course
  • Basic Coastal Cruising Certification Course


Other Programs

  • Basic Sailing 2-3 Hour Lesson
  • Sailing Charters
  • Sailboat Rentals
  • Repairs, Rigging & Launching & Instruction

South Portland Sailing Center - Thomas Knight Park, South Portland MI

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South Portland Sailing Center had its beginnings as a sailing club with a fleet of dinghies in 2012. The classes were mostly introductory courses on small boats ranging from 10 feet to 14 feet. The center has a partnership with Harmony Sailing Academy to teach ASA classes out of Key West, FL and at Marina Hemingway in Havana, Cuba with Sail Havana.

ASA Programs

  • ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
  • ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
  • ASA 101 & 103 Combo Course


Other Classes and Offerings

  • Private Lessons
  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Group Lessons
  • Private Charters

Other Sailing & Boating Classes in Maine

Woodenboat School - Brooklin ME

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Located on the coast of Maine, in the small community of Brooklin, WoodenBoat School offers courses designed around the arts of boatbuilding, woodworking, seamanship, and related crafts since 1980. The classes are small and intimate, which allows each student the opportunity to receive plenty of personalized attention from their instructor.

Woodenboat Sailing Courses

  • Elements of Sailing I & II
  • The Catboat
  • Open Boat Cruising
  • Coastwise Navigation
  • Tallship Sailing & Seamanship
  • Craft of Sail
  • Sea Sense Under Sail
  • Women Sailing the Friendship loop
  • Coastal Cruising Seamanship
  • Cruising in Tandem


Other Programs

SailMaine Community Sailing - Portland ME

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SailMaine is a community sailing center based on the Portland waterfront. The mission of the school is to provide affordable access to the water through community sailing and educational programming. SailMaine offers Sailing Summer Programs, Adult Learn to Sail Programs, Community and Corporate Programs, Adaptive Sailing, Social and Family Sailing and Boat Rentals.

SailMaine Sailing Courses

  • Basic Learn-To-Sail
  • Intermediate Lessons
  • Refresher
  • Women Only
  • Family Lesson
  • Private Lesson


Other Programs

  • Friday Night Socials
  • Racing
  • Rentals
  • Portpass - Sail a J/22 as if it were your own

Old Quarry Sailing School - Stonington ME

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Old Quarry Ocean Adventures in Stonington, Maine offers sea kayaking, camping, sailing, boat tours, lighthouse and puffin trips, lobster bakes, ocean-front weddings as well as tours, lessons, rentals and sales. All sailing classes require advanced registration.

Sailing & Other Programs

  • Basic Sailing
  • Intermediate Sailing
  • Private Lessons

MDI Community Sailing Center - Southwest Harbor ME

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Established in 1996, the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) is an independent non-profit organization located on Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It offers maritime education and boating instruction to the general public of Mount Desert Island and surrounding coastal communities. It is a meeting place for both youth and adults to share their love of the ocean, the coast, and the pleasures of boating. At MDI Community Sailing Center, there are sailing programs for all ages and levels.

Adult Programs

  • Beginners Sailing Course
  • Women's Sailing Club
  • Open Sail
  • Group Sail

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