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Welcome to Bay Area Sailing School

Last Updated Sunday, December 16

We are open 7 days a week


Full Day Charters at the Afternoon Rate now until March 10
$50 off All Courses

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Great Gift for Christmas


#1 ASA School in Texas
based upon number of certifications issued

based on number of certifications issued

Learn to Sail at Bay Area Sailing School
Learning to sail is easy, fun, and affordable

Learn to Sail in 2 Days
FREE CHARTER and Mentor Session included
Space available this coming weekend, December 22-23

Learn at Bay Area Sailing School where we have
 ASA 101 and Combo (ASA 103 & 104) classes most weekends

We are now offering two day courses for ASA 103 and ASA 104 as separate courses so it is not necessary to take a day off.
Price is $335 per person
Private is $850 for one or two people

                                    Upcoming Events
Kemah Christmas Boat Parade is this Saturday from 6:30-9:30.
Over 100 Sailsboats & Powerboats with Christmas Decorations

Rent a sailboat with a skipper to go out into Clear Lake to watch the boats parade by for as little as $290 if one is a member or as little as $390 if not a member.

Our ASA 101 classes are limited to 4 students per boat
We have five boats available for ASA 101 classes

Only $293.30 per person all inclusive of all charges and fees


 Combo (ASA 103 & 104) Availability

December 14-16: Full
December 21-23: 1 person
December 28-30: One person or a couple

Every Combo class as of January 4 has at least 3 spaces open

Save $80 off of Combo price when you place a deposit for both ASA 101 and the Combo course at the same time.  $300 deposit total for both courses reduces the Combo course to $592.48 from $672.48.

Schedule when you are ready

We  have a space for a Monday-Tuesday 105 course 12/17-18

Private Combos during the week only $1540 for one or two people
Only $100 for each additional person
(Any three days Monday through Thursday)

Private ASA 101 during the week only $586 for one or two people.
Only $100 for each additional person

Enroll in ASA 101 and the Combo Group Course (ASA 103 & 104) at the same time and save $80 off the Combo course. Pick your course date at a later time.  Only $592.48 for the Combo course with this discount.

Advance Coastal Cruising (Night Operations) ASA 106
Next class is May 3-5, 2019   $790
Now 2 Spaces available

Call us at 281-334-4179
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Open 7 days a week

December 1 & 2  -  Dickens on the Strand
Fun event with people dressing in the clothes from the Victorian Era
Go by sailboat to Galveston for Dickens on the Strand
Boat and slip for the weekend $1120 to $1575
Skipper is an additional $350 if you would like a skipper for your boat

Decembr 8  -  Kemah Christmas Boat Parade
Over 100 boats decorated parading through Clear Lake and past the Kemah Boardwalk. This annual event is always fun.
You can rent a sailboat for this event for as little as $219 with skipper included.

 Bay Area Sailing School is the leader in sailing instruction, sailing lessons, and sailing workshops for Texas, Kemah, Galveston Bay, Houston, and Clear Lake area. With our sailing club Bay Area Sailing Association, and charter company Sackett’s Sailing Center, we are a full service sailing organization.

Our home port at Watergate Marina in Kemah, Texas provides sailing courses certified by the American Sailing Association from Basic Keelboat sailing, to Advanced Coastal Cruising. Gain the confidence to crew or skipper boats to 26’ in our Basic Keelboat course, and to 50’ in our combined Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter courses. For the sailor that dreams of owning a boat and cruising the Caribbean or sailing the world, Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising are also offered. Click here to learn more about any of these courses. We offer our Basic Keelboat Class every weekend, and our Combo class most weekends.The Coastal Navigation course is offered each quarter.

Graduates will enjoy our exclusive free sailing and sailing club membership opportunities.

Since 2001, Bay Area Sailing School has won the ASA “School of the Year” award 2 times (2001,2002) and the “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award 7 times (2001,2004 & 2006) (2 in 2005), (2 in 2017 - Jon Jones and Vernon Lemex)..

We want to teach you how to sail, and keep you sailing. On successful completion of the Basic Keelboat course graduates receive certificates for a free mentor session of about 4 hours with an instructor, and a Free half day charter on a 27 ft.boat.  Our mentor sessions are with several other graduates and an instructor aboard. We also offer private Mentor Sessions where you will not share the boat or instructor with other students. The private Mentor Sessions will allow time for at least two hours of sailing. The private Mentor Sessions are $250 and you can bring family or friends with you (up to four).
You will still have your free Mentor Session on Saturday morning to use.

Free charters
are on full size wheel steered boats instead of smaller tiller steered boats used at other schools.   You can take up to five of your friends or family with you on your Free charter. Our instructors will spend whatever time it takes to give you the confidence to take your friends sailing - with you at the helm. Note: The free mentor session and charter are not offered at our  satellite  school.

At Bay Area Sailing School, your satisfaction is guaranteed. We want you to have fun, learn how to sail and tell your friends about us. If you're not satisfied - tell us. We'll give you the course over again, with a different instructor, FREE!

Use the navigation side bar on the left to learn more about all of our services. If you would like to enroll in a class, schedule a charter or just ask a question, please contact us at (281)334-4179

Go to FAQs (Frequently asked Questions)

ASA Certification Fee. $39.00 is included in our course fee, no added fees.
Beginning Oct. 1 2007, ASA requires all schools to pay a $39.00 certification fee for first time students. This fee includes a one year membership in ASA .


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