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ASA & NauticEd Approved Sailing Schools in Texas

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ASA & US-Sailing Certified Schools and Other Sailing Programs at Austin, Kemah, Grapevine, Corpus Christi, Seabrook, Dallas, Heath, Lakeway, and Clear Lake Shores in Texas..

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 TX

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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..

  • Dallas Sail School - Lewisville
  • Landfall Sailing - Austin
  • NauticEd HQ Sailing School - Austin
  • Texas Sailing - Austin
  • University of Texas Sailing Club - Austin
  • Sail With Scott - Rockwall
  • Yachtcations - Kema


Austin Yacht Club - Austin TX

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Founded in 1951, Austin Yacht Club serve the Central Texas and offers its members access to the main basin of Lake Travis. Austin Yacht Club is located on over 30 acres and offer wet and dry slip storage, a pool and a clubhouse. AYC’s programs and events include sail training for people of all ages. Sailing Clinics offer a wide range of choices from Learn-To-Sail classes to Racing Seminars. Many of these programs are free or discounted for AYC members, and open to non-members. They are taught by members who have world class cruising, racing experience, or US Sailing, or ASA Instructor Certification.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 118, 119


Adult Sail Training

  • Keelboat Learn to Sail Clinic
  • Smallboat Introduction to Sailing Series
  • Women’s Sailing Clinic
  • Learn To Sail Small Boats
  • Power Boat Safety Course

Bay Area Sailing School - Kemah TX

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Established in 2001, Bay Area Sailing School is one of the leading sailing schools and provides sailing lessons and workshops Houston, Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, the Bay Area, and Kemah in Texas. They also operate a sailing club Bay Area Sailing Association, and charter company Sackett's Sailing Center. Operating from the home port at Watergate Yachting Center in Kemah TX, Bay Area Sailing School provides sailing courses certified by the American Sailing Association, from basic to advance. Since 2001, Bay Area Sailing School has won the ASA School of the Year award 2 times and the Outstanding Instructor of the Year award 5 times.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106
  • Combo Courses
  • Fast Track Lessons


Other Programs

  • Sailing Club
  • Boat Rental & Charter

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Islandbound Adventures & Sailing School - Grapevine TX

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Islandbound Adventures is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified school in Grapevine, Texas that has repeatedly earned the Outstanding School designation and was founded for the purpose of sharing the pleasures that they have found in sailing and traveling around the world. The school provides sailing classes (private as well as group) for those who are looking to acquire the skills necessary for yacht ownership, bare-boat chartering, or just wanting to learn the basics.

ASA Coursess

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 114


Other Programs

  • Sunset Discovery Sail
  • Discovery Sail
  • Team Building

Learn to Sail Texas - Corpus Christi TX

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Located at Corpus Christi TX, Learn to Sail Texas is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certifies sailing center providing from basic to advanced ASA courses. Learn to Sail Texas teaches the basic course on the 25' Catalina and live aboard classes are held on a Hunter 31'. The sail training ensures that even the Basic Keelboat Sailing class is exposed to actual situations involving; commercial ship channels, commercial ship traffic, Rules of the Road, (Right of way), under sail and under power. Advanced classes sail through the Intracoastal Waterway, various ship channels, several area bays, and the Gulf of Mexico.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105
  • ASA Radar Endorsement
  • ASA Combo Classes
  • Fast Track Courses

Let’s Go Sailing School - Seabrook TX

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As an American Sailing Association registered school the mission of the school is to assure every student receives the training and instruction they are looking for. School offers beginning level courses to advanced night sailing, take tours to different ports, kayaking, sunfish, and worldwide trips. The school has been supporting the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay and Clear Lake since 1988. The school practices and adheres to ASA Sailing Standard. Candidates must have attained the stated prerequisites before they may challenge or take the required ASA examination.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 114
  • Combo Courses
  • Fast Track Courses
  • Super Track Courses


Other Programs

  • Sunfish Sailing Certificate
  • Windsurfing Sailing Certificate
  • 4 Hour Mini Keelboat Certification
  • 8 Hour Keelboat Certification
  • OffShore Sailing Certification
  • Night Sailing Certification
  • Hoble Cat School
  • 3 hr Sunset Cruise

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Magellan Sailing Center (SailDallas) - Dallas TX

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Magellan Sailing Center (Saildallas) is an American Sailing Association approved sailing schools located at Ft. Worth, Dallas TX. The center provides basic to advances ASA courses on several formats. The center is located at Pier 121 Marina on Lake Lewisville, just minutes from most north DFW Metroplex locations. Ther Basic Learn-to-Sail courses are taught at Pier 121 Marina and, Bareboat and advanced courses in other exciting locations such as Florida & the Florida Keys, New England, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.

ASA & Other Basic Courses

  • Basic Keelboat Sailing ASA 101
  • Basic Cruising Certification (ASA 103)
  • Intermediate Keelboat Sailing Clinics
  • Orientation & Motoring
  • Heavy Air Sailing
  • Sail Trim
  • Boat Handling
  • Introduction to Spinnakers
  • Refresher & Challenge Courses


Non Dallas Advanced Courses

    • ASA 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 (Florida, New England, Canada)

North Texas Sailing School (NTSS) - Heath TX

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The North Texas Sailing School has been in continuous service since its founding in 1975. NTSS utilizes 24 boats in the service of sailing instruction, junior sailing, and support vessels. The school currently has 12 certified sailing instructors on staff, along with professional teaching staff that assists in the summer programs. The North Texas Sailing School is located at the Rush Creek Yacht Club on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, renowned in the Dallas area for ideal sailing conditions. Lake Ray Hubbard is about 20 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and is conveniently accessed via Interstate 30. It covers approximately 23,000 acres and 111 miles of shoreline at an average depth of 30 feet.

ASA Certifications

      • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106
      • Private Lessons


Other Programs

      • Alumni Sailing
      • Corporate Team Building

Nautic Sailing School - Kemah TX

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Nautic Sailing School is Texas Gulf Coast leader in sailing instruction, sailing lessons and fractional sailing. In fact, Nautic Sailing School is the only ASA School in the state of Texas voted Outstanding ASA School of 2009.Located at the Kemah Boardwalk Marina; the school offers sailing courses certified by the American Sailing Association, from day sailing and coastal cruising to ocean sailing to bareboat charter sailing and offshore passage making training. As a graduate of the Beginner to Captain Program, you will enjoy exclusive access to the Nautic Yacht Club annual Sunsail Yacht Charter in the British Virgin Islands.

ASA & Other Programs

      • ASA 101, 103, 105, 106
      • Team Building

Outbound Sailing - Lakeway TX

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Outbound Sailing is a premier ASA Sailing School located in Austin TX with advanced courses being offered in the Caribbean. Outbound Sailing provides you with personalized sailing lessons from Basic Sailing to Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising. Whether you are interested in day sailing or have visions of chartering a sailboat in exotic locations like the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, the sailing lessons are specifically designed to prepare you to safely skipper a cruising sailboat. You can even take your advanced courses while you cruise the US, Spanish, and British Virgin Islands on one of our Caribbean Adventure Learning cruises. There is a maximum of 2 students in each of the sailing courses and a maximum of 4 in the classroom course.

ASA Courses

      • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 114, 118


Other Programs

      • Club Memberships
      • Charters
      • Adventure Learning in the BVI, USVI and SVI

Sail Ventures Sailing School - Clear Lake Shores TX

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Whether you’re brand new to sailing or a seasoned “old salty”, Sail Ventures will place you at the helm of your new boat with confidence from the first day you set sail. As part of the Member registration fees, each member receives ASA certified training as well as a New Member Orientation Cruise on their new yacht. This ensures that each new member hits the water with assurance and know-how.

ASA Programs

      • ASA101, 103, 104, 105, 106
      • Combination Courses

Other Programs

      • Fractional Sailing
      • Memberships

Windward SeaVenture Charters - Kemah TX

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Windward SeaVenture Charters is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing school and has best instructors with several of them being voted Instructor of the Year for 2002, 2005, 2006 & 2013. All of the captains are USCG licensed captains and have been sailing for 15+ years. The school limits the class sizes so you will have more individual attention by the captain. School boats have biminis (covered cockpits) to provide shade during your lessons and there are also restroom facilities aboard all of the boats.

ASA Programs

      • ASA 101
      • ASA 103
      • ASA 104
      • ASA 105
      • ASA 106
      • ASA 118


Other Programs

      • Private Lessons
      • Corporate Events
      • Team Building
      • Charters

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