Southwest Florida

Sailing School

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SailTime University

SailTime Southwest Florida invites you to discover and enjoy the most satisfactory experience in Gulf Coast sailing. 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 vessel, whether it’s a SailTime yacht or a keelboat. Boating lessons are tailored for all experience levels, from first-time sailors to seasoned salt. We will help you take your sailing abilities to the next level.

Accelerate Skills Development

Experiential Education

We offer small class sizes (typically two to four 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 30 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.

ASA 101/103 Combo Course

Experience the best of both worlds with our combined ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing and ASA 103 Coastal Cruising courses.

ASA 101/103/104 Combo Course

Embark on an unforgettable 5-day coastal sailing journey, combining ASA-101, ASA-103, and ASA-104 courses.

ASA 101/103/104/114 Combo Course

Experience an immersive 7-day, 6-night coastal sailing journey with our ASA Combo 101, 103, 104, and 114 course.

ASA 103 Course

Students will learn the skills to perform as skipper and crew of a 30-45 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters.

ASA 103/104 Combo Course

The ASA 103/104 course is a 3-day, 2-night course covering the material of ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising and ASA 104 Bareboat Charter. 

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 50 feet in length.

ASA 104/114 Combo Course

Experience an immersive 3-day Coastal Sailing course, combining ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising and ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran.

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 105 Online Course

Learn practical navigation on inland and coastal waters, including chart reading, piloting, rules of the road, tides and currents, and more. Includes both echart and paper chart training.

ASA 107 Online Course

Learn practical celestial navigation and other aspects of safe ocean navigation.

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 117 Online Course

Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.

ASA 119 Online Course

Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology.

ASA 120 Online Course

Learn to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance.

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Boating Education

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