SailTime University

SailTime has the largest network of professional sailing schools in the world. With 30 schools certifying students to the American Sailing Association (ASA), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) standards, we are able to take the best techniques and materials from each school and share them with you. So when you choose a SailTime sailing school, you are getting access to knowledge and best practices from around the world.

And once you earn your certification, the next step is to just go sailing! Much like learning a new language, you will need real world experience to become proficient. SailTime Membership is the perfect way for new sailors to take the helm.

Book a Sailing Class Today

The following locations offer online scheduling of their sailing courses.
Choose your preferred location and book your certified sailing course today.

Anacortes, WA Annapolis, MD Chicago & Winthrop Harbor, IL Houston, TX Marina Del Rey, CA Mobile, AL New Orleans, LA Norfolk, VA Ocean Gate, NJ Philadelphia, PA Portland, OR Southwest, FL St. Augustine, FL

*If your preferred location isn’t listed here for online reservations, check out all our locations to see more available SailTime sailing schools.

SailTime Sailing School

At a SailTime sailing school, you can be assured that you will be learning on the highest quality yachts available. Safe, clean, and comfortable, your experience on the water will be an enjoyable one. In addition, you’ll be learning to use the latest electronics and safety equipment on our modern Hunter and Beneteau sailboats.

All US based SailTime instructors are licensed US Coast Guard captains and certified ASA instructors. They go through a rigorous training and testing process to reach that level, and are further vetted as great teachers. We only hire the best. Our schools and instructors are routinely recognized as “School of the Year” and “Instructor of the Year” by the American Sailing Association.

Our members and students are busy people who want to get the most out of their time on the water, so our smaller class sizes facilitate a more productive learning environment. You will get plenty of time at the helm, cranking the winches, and getting your questions answered. With an emphasis on seamanship, boat systems, and cruising, you will soon be ready to head out on your own!

Why Certify?



Learning to sail safely and in a professional and supportive environment will build your skills and confidence quickly, and it will keep it fun!



Learning to sail based on a logically sequenced curriculum will help you understand “why” you are doing something, not just “how”.



Certifications are required by SailTime and other charter companies before they will allow you to take the boats.