3:1 STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR RATIO
We offer a three students to one instructor (two to one for couples/partners) per 101 and 103 class, allowing you maximum sailing time. No sitting and watching while others sail, you will be participating each step of the way.
VARIETY OF REAL CRUISING EXPERIENCES
You will be putting most of the sailing knowledge you have gained into action. Sailing into and out of inlets. Intracoastal Waterway and inlet channel marker and tidal challenges. Anchoring in tidal and wind conditions. Each course better prepares you for what to expect in the real world.
SINGLE-HANDED OR SHORT-HANDED SAILING
Our couples two-student limit for 101 and 103 prepares you for the challenges of sailing as a couple/pair while also teaching you to manage the sailboat solo in normal sailing conditions.
FOCUS ON OCEAN SAILING
95% of our sailing is done in the Atlantic Ocean. Typically, each day presents different conditions to challenge and prepare you for ocean sailing, and because our sailing is done on the ocean, we get a consistent sea breeze that makes it very rare that you will have no wind during your lesson.
Our ASA 104 allows for anchoring at un-inhabited Bird Island along with a 25-30 mile each way ocean sail for an overnight stay at Southport or Bald Head Island, NC.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING FOR ASA COMBO COURSES & COUPLES COURSES
Courses can be reserved based on your schedule and our availability, including spread out over multiple weekends.
STUDENT RENTAL PROGRAM
Upon completion, from our school, of either ASA103 or ASA104 our students are able to rent our sailboats to practice their newfound sailing skills.
SAILING EXPERIENCE BUILDING
Our sailing mile building trips allow you to gain experience ocean sailing distances from 200nm to 500nm. Each trip will have one of our Instructors, up to five guests and gives you the opportunity to learn watch systems, real-world navigation, and typical life aboard while sailing. Learn More
STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR PRACTICE SESSION
After you receive your ASA Certification(s) we want you to keep sailing, therefore we have setup an affordable all-day sailing rate that includes an Instructor so you may return and practice your sailing skills.