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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..

Great Lakes Sailing Co. ASA Sailing School - Traverse City MI

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Great Lakes Sailing Co. is an ASA Award Winning Sailing School with a 30 year history of introducing sailing to over 5000 sailors. The school operates from a private marina facility in Traverse City, Michigan with shore-side amenities for the students such as boaters lounge and bathhouse facilities. The school has eleven certified instructors and classes are taught in a relaxed manner. The course line up covers everything from Basic Sailing to Cruising to Advanced Sailing, Catamaran Courses, Group Events and more.

ASA Courses

  • Basic Sailing - ASA 101
  • Basic Cruising - ASA 103
  • Intermediate Cruising - ASA 104
  • ASA Combo Courses
  • Cruising Catamaran Combo - ASA 104/114
  • Cruising Catamaran - ASA 114
  • Coastal Navigation - ASA 105
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising - ASA 106
  • Coastal Navigation Home-Study - ASA 105


Other Programs

  • Basic Cruising - Learning Cruise
  • Intermediate Learning Cruise
  • Catamaran Learning Cruise
  • Yacht Charter
  • Boat Club
  • Yacht Sales & Management

GT Sailing School - Hudsonville MI

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GT Sailing is an ASA certified sailing school offering professional sailing instruction for the beginner and those who just need to update their skills. GT sailing is based out of Macatawa Bay, in Holland Michigan. Classes, cruises and lessons are performed in the bay itself or on Lake Michigan. The school offers small classes focused on teaching you to sail and the captains are trained and licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and certified by ASA.

ASA Programs

  • Basic Keelboat Sailing
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising


Charter & Other Programs

  • Learn To Sail
  • Day Sail
  • Evening Cruise
  • Bareboat
  • Corporate Team Building

Halcyon Sailing - Port Sanilac MI

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Halcyon Sailing is a fully accredited American Sailing Association sailing school and located at ake Huron at Port Sanilac marina. The Instructors have completed a rigorous evaluation process and are licensed by the USCG as Master Captains. The courses offered follow the curriculum developed by ASA. While many sailing programs in the area focus on racing, Halcyon Sailing is primarily focused in cruising and many have gone on to achieve certifications for bare-boat chartering in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. Others have purchased large sailboats of their own for cruising with family and friends.

ASA Lessons

  • ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing
  • ASA 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising
  • ASA 104 - Bareboat Chartering
  • ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation
  • ASA 106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising
  • ASA 110 - Basic Small Boat Sailing
  • ASA 118 - Docking Endorsement


Other Programs

  • Lake St Clair Charter Options

Lake St. Clair Sailing School - St Clair Shores & Harrison Township MI

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With Two Locations in Michigan - St. Clair Shores and Harrison Township, Lake St. Clair Sailing School has been certifying students to sail for over 25 years. Lake St. Clair Sailing School gives sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. Lake St. Clair Sailing School Provides ASA approved sailing lessons in Michigan.

ASA Classes

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 118
  • Combo Courses
  • Women Only Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Private Courses
  • ASA Challenges
  • Refresher Courses


Other Programs

  • Learn to Race
  • LSC Sail Club
  • Bareboat Charters in the Islands
  • Sailboat Rentals (members)
  • Sunset Cruises

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Other Sailing & Boating Classes in Michigan

American Sailing Institute (ASI) - Lake Orion MI

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The American Sailing Institute (ASI) offers sailing instruction by experienced sailors and has been in existence for more than 30 years. You’ll learn the basics of sailing in 18′ Interlakes at either Kent Lake or Stony Creek Lake. Then take additional ASI classes to timeshare the larger keelboat fleet on lake St. Claire and uo north. American Sailing Institute Sailing Courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, safe, hands-on educational environment where students learn seamanship and boating safety and develop nautical skills and self confidence on the water. Learning to sail involves learning to handle boats and sails, docking, maintenance, and navigation.

ASI Courses

  • Level 1 Class
  • Level 2 Class
  • Level 2 Class
  • Level 3-4 Class
  • Level 3-4 Class
  • Advanced Level 1 Class 


Other Courses & Programs

  • Docking and Capsize Workshops
  • Dock Master Workshops
  • Racing Seminar
  • Spinnaker Workshop
  • Membership Sail Pass

Fair Wind Sailing School - Bingham Farms MI

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Fair Wind provides sailing courses that follow the strict sailing instruction certification standards of both the International Charter Sailing Organization (ICSO) sailing certifications from the sailing schools in the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes. If you want to learn to safely bareboat charter a boat, ICSO certified sailing lessons are one of the best and offers the latest curriculum and most on-water sailing time.

ICSO Courses

  • Intro to Sailing I
  • Intro to Sailing II
  • Learning to Race
  • Learn to Sail with Flying Scot Fleet 135 - Parkland College
  • Power Squadron Classes
  • Club Boats


Other Courses & Programs

  • Learn to Sail Lessons
  • Cruising Catamaran Sailing Lessons
  • Navigation and Advanced Sailing Lessons
  • Ocean Passagemaking Experience
  • Coastal Navigation
  •  Celestial Navigation 

Michigan State University (MSU) Sailing Center - Haslett MI

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The MSU Sailing Center was gifted to the University in the spring of 1997 and since then administered by MSU's Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department. The facility consists of a one-quarter acre lot located in Meridian Township on the southwest shore of Lake Lansing about five miles from the MSU campus. The Sailing Center promotes student development by engaging MSU student staff in instructional and recreational programs offered by the MSU Sailing Center. The courses are open to MSU students and public.

Sailing & Other Programs

  • Learn to Sail
  • Paddle Sports
  • Group Outings
  • Private Lessons
  • Memberships

North Cape Sailing School (NCSS) - La Salle MI

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North Cape Sailing School is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to provide sailing education and promote boating safety to all interested persons. The school offers programs/seminars, events and scholarships that support its mission. Numerous scholarships have been awarded to individuals for NCYC Junior Sail Camp. Scholarships are available for Advanced Race Clinics, Safety At Sea Seminars and U.S. Sailing Instructor Training as well.

Educational Seminars

  • Cold Water Safety/CPR Class/First Aid Preparedness at Sea
  • Engine maintenance
  • Fiberglass repair
  • Homeland Security/Nexus/I-69 process
  • Marine Paints
  • Non-Electronic Navigation
  • Race Administration
  • Race Rules
  • Sail Trim/Design
  • Single-Handed Sailing Skills
  • Weather
  • Women at The Helm


Events within the Speaker Series

  • Travels Around the World with Captain Forderer
  • The Great Circle Route - A Cruising Adventure
  • Cruising The North Channel
  • Kayaking Newfoundland-Greenland
  • Sailing Around Cape Horn & Rescue off Easter Island
  • Extended Cruising Trip to The Bahamas
  • Olympic Gold Medal Winner-Anna Tunnicliffe

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