Sailing School

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SailTime University

SailTime Detroit offers ASA certified training to ensure that you are confident and competent for your sailing adventures. Just starting out or maybe you’re an ol’ salt, we have a program for you.

Our approach to sailing lessons is different than most. Class size is restricted, and we train on cruising class boats; not on small, open-deck day sailors. If your dream is to sail a large boat, we believe you should learn on a large boat. Students tell us that they enjoy the comfort of knowing they won’t get wet by capsizing, or run the risk of meeting the boom while tacking. Since all our boats are equipped with roller-furling jibs and mainsails, students will be trained on the modern rigs that are becoming common in the larger charter fleets around the world.

Accelerate Skills Development

Experiential Education

We do not have a “one size fits all” approach to learning. Give us a call and let’s work together to design the correct class structure based on your schedule, experience, and educational needs and abilities. Specialty classes for events like corporate team-building can also be designed.

ASA courses are offered at the SailTime Detroit base in St. Clair Shores or at the Great Lakes Sailing Co. in Traverse City, Michigan.

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 20 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 30-50 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 45 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 103/104 Combo Course

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

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Boating Education

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