Just learn to sail
We are NOT an ASA Sailing School, you will NOT
receive an ASA certification from us, but, you WILL know how
to run a sailboat! We believe that many people out there just want to sail! No
classroom, no exams, just sailing instruction for someone who wants to learn
how to cruise a larger sailboat.
We simply put you behind the wheel of a 30+ foot
10,000 lb ocean cruiser in the Gulf of Mexico and teach you all you need
to know to take it from here to wherever you want to go in the wild blue
Unlike ASA sailing, WE DON'T
CHARGE PER PERSON. Our rates are for the boat and the instructor. Rates
include instruction for up to 4 people! You can bring along a wife, or
friend or two friends or even three! They don't even need to be involved in
the class, they can just sit up on deck and enjoy the sail!
"Just Learn to Sail" Choices
We offer three main sailing courses, and then
several special interest courses:
"Intro to sailing" - 1/2 day $400 for up to 4 people
- so you've never been sailing before and are
wondering if this is for you. No problem, we'll take you out for 4 stress
free hours of sailing where you will get a feel for how a sailboat handles
and learn the basic points of sail.
"Like a Virgin" - 1 day $550 for
up to 4 people
- the basics of sailing. At the end of
the day, you'll know how to raise and set sails, handle the boat in
different points of sail and won't say "HUH?" anymore when a sailing friend
says, "Trim the mainsheet!"
"Just call me Skipper" - 1 day $600 for up to 4 people
- nope, you won't win any races yet, but
you'll get somewhere a little faster than before, plus you'll know how to
anchor, how to rescue that loved one that fell overboard and a BUNCH of
From a Happy Client
Very patient and informative... eager
to teach us whatever we wanted to know! They really tailored
the class to our needs as a sailing family.
It was a great
opportunity to experience the thrill of sailing a larger boat with
the confidence of having a captain and instructor available to
answer our questions.
It is well worth the drive to the west
coast to attend any of their sailing classes.
Bart, Trish, and Blake Masker
De Leon Springs, FL
What happens after I
have completed your classes?
Easy - to build up your sailing
experience, just charter Windsong for a half day sail or full day
sailing charter at discounted rates and
YOU run the boat!
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Thanks so much for the charter today.
Captain Mark is an ideal teacher. He knows everything, but only interjects
when it is helpful. He understood that I was a novice but he allowed me to
experiment and luff and figure things out on my own...and then when I asked
for help he would suggest what he might have done, and explain why what I
had been doing didn't work.
Earlier this week I realized that I had one open day in Florida. I'd sailed
for the first time recently and I wanted to learn more, but if I was going
to spend my one free day on sailing I wanted to really sail; to get to
handle a boat and see if I could improve. Your charter service let me do
that. Captain Mark was patient, totally proficient, and consistently
supportive. He explained the points of sail I was having trouble with,
described basic weather patterns and signs, and let me go at my own pace. I
did improve, and the experience and the trip were delightful.