Alabama

Sailing School

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SailTime University

SailTime Alabama invites you to discover and enjoy the finest sailing training in our area. We are an American Sailing Association (ASA) affiliate offering unparalleled excellence in sail training.

Our goal is to give you the confidence and competence to safely skipper your own vessel, whether it’s a SailTime yacht or a keelboat. Boating lessons are geared for all experience levels, from first-time sailors to seasoned salt, we can help you take your sailing abilities to the next level.

Accelerate Skills Development

Experiential Education

We offer small class sizes (typically 2 to 4 students) to maximize helm time and accelerate your skills development. We believe that experiential education is the best way to learn, so nearly all course time is spent on the boat.
All of our instructor-captains are USCG-licensed and ASA-certified.
SailTime supports the national recreational boating education standards as recognized by the United States Coast Guard.

ASA 101 Course

Students learn to sail a boat of about 30 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.

ASA 103 Course

Students will learn the skills to perform as skipper and crew of a 30-40 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters.

ASA 104 Course

This course is structured along the lines of an actual charter: students will learn to pilot a sloop-rigged keelboat 30 to 40 feet in length

ASA 105 Course

During this 4-day class, students will learn the theory and hands-on skills needed to safely navigate in near coastal or inland waters.

ASA 106 Course

Students will learn how to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailboat 30 to 50 feet in length in near coastal and inland waters.

ASA 114 Course

Students will learn how to pilot a cruising catamaran between 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day live-a-board cruise in near coastal waters.

ASA 118 Course

This 1-day course is designed to teach docking in high wind situations, covering theory and techniques to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner.

ASA 103/104 Combo Course

ASA 103/104 is a 5-day, 4-night course covering the material of both ASA-103 Basic Coastal Cruising & ASA-104 Bareboat Charter.

Sailing Together 20+ / 3 HR

Students learn to sail a boat 26 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.

Sailing Couple 20+ / 4 HR

A 4-hour lesson to experience the power of wind in the sails and learn the basics of sailing.

Maritime Counseling

Unlike traditional counseling, this class covers the maritime aspects of a relationship when together on the water.

Crew Competency

Make sure the crew is competent and confident by taking this class together.

Diesel Clinic

Diesel engines explained so that you understand the basics and know how to care for it.

Know, Know, Know Your Boat

A 4 or 8-hour course, depending on the boat, covers every aspect from bow to stern and top of the mast to the bilge.

Knot Sure

A 1-hour course, offered at the dock, covers the basic but most important knots for any sailor.

School of Hard Knots

Continue your education in the School of Hard Knots where you will be introduced to more complex and specialized knots for any situation.

Full Day Cruise

Full day cruise aboard Happy Ours, a brand new 2022 Beneteau Oceanis 401.

Intro To Yachting 30+

If your dream is to learn how to sail a new luxury yacht, this is the place to do it.

Sailing Charter 20+ / 3 HR

Whether morning or afternoon, sail approximately 3 hours aboard Knot On Line, a Colgate 26 sailboat.

Sailing Charter 20+

Enjoy a morning or afternoon sail of approximately 2 hours aboard Knot On Line, a Colgate 26 sailboat.

Intro to Yachting 40+

Enjoy 2 hours with your instructor and deckhand aboard Happy Ours, a brand new Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 yacht.

Intro to Yachting 40+ 3hr

Enjoy 3 hours with your instructor and deckhand aboard Happy Ours, a brand new Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 yacht.
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Boating Education

SailTime supports the national recreational boating education standards as recognized by the United States Coast Guard.