Explore our Sailing Courses
Try Sailing ($100)
If you ask us, there is nothing better than SAILING. Think your loved one or buddy would love to sign up for sailing lessons but want them to try it first? Sign up for a try sailing package, a two-hour excursion on the water where they will get some basic instruction, a feel for the boat, and even take the tiller!
ASA 101: Basic Keel Boat ($595)
American Sailing Association certifications are lifelong and globally recognized for charters – just in case you were looking for an adventure. Good for sailboat charters with 20′ – 27′ sloops and includes knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. The class is 10 hours long and is four segments of 2.5 hour instruction that is hands-on and on the sailboat.
This class comes with an official ASA logbook and ASA 101: Basic Keel Boat textbook.
ASA 103: Basic Coastal Cruising ($595)
ASA 101 certification is required in order to enroll. This course prepares you to operate a 25’-35’ sailboat, including cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
The course includes ten hours of on the water and classroom instruction and ASA 103 text book.
ASA 104: Basic Bareboat Cruising (2018 Pricing Coming Soon)
Island bound? This course prepares you to operate a 30'-45' sailboat, including provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more. ASA 101 and 103 certifications are required before enrollment in this course.
Refresher Course ($100)
It all comes back quick, we promise. If you need a refresher on the water or want to hone specific skills like docking or heeling, start sailing again like a pro! Courses are approximately two hours long and tailored to individual needs. Available to current ASA certified sailors only.
All transactions are non-refundable. Final test must be taken within six months of purchase or retesting and administrative fees will apply.
What to Bring
Please bring your sunscreen, hats, and lots of water! Wear boat shoes or rubber-soled shoes will prevent scuffs on the boat surface. Please check the weather before you come and give us a call at 571-331-0901 if you are unsure. The weather on the water can be 10 degrees warmer on hot days with no wind and can be 10 degrees cooler on windy, wet, or overcast days. Pack accordingly to make your experience a positive one!
Where We Are
We are located inside Leesylvania State Park. Enter the park and tell the contact station you are headed to the sailing school. Drive in until you see the boat ramps and large parking lots on your right. Turn into this and head to the far boat ramp (on the far side of the building). You will see the sailboat masts!!