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Beneteau 423 "The Teitel Wave"
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                                             Welcome to Bay Area Sailing School

                                             The #1 ASA School in Texas

                Almost 9000 ASA certifications since 1999


                                                     UPDATED March 22, 2018

Let us introduce you to the fun of sailing

Sailing is a great way to spend time with family and friends

We will teach you how to sail in 1 weekend

Almost 9000 ASA Certifications Issued since 1999

Sailing is Easy to Learn, Fun for all Ages, and Affordable

We rent 27 foot sailboats for as little as $99.04 for four hours


Bay Area Sailing School congratulates Jon Jones and Vernon Lemex on being named Outstanding Instructors by ASA for 2017.

ASA gives this to the top 32 instructors out of the instructors for the 350 ASA schools worldwide based upon the results of surveys from students.

Jon taught over 40 Combo courses last year for us.

Vernon taught over fifty ASA 101 courses last year.



We are open 7 days a week 

See below for dates of coming classes

We have 6 spaces left this weekend in our ASA 101 Course.

The weather forecast is for no rain this weekend per Channel 2

The Easter weekend Combo (March 30-April 1) has space for one person or a couple.        April 1 is Easter.

We have space for 1 person or a couple in the April 6-8 Combo class

Combo class for March 23-25 is full.

Space available every weekend after.



A Beneteau 423 - The Teitel Wave, 2003 model, will be available

for charter as of February. See picture above

Therapy II,  2006 Catalina 350


    Southern Cross, a beautiful 1997 Beneteau 321, is offered by the owner

                                                For  $43,000  Reduced.

She will easily produce enough rental revenue to pay for slip, insurance, and some maintenance                  You still go sailing on her all you want.

Owner is selling because he is too busy with his business to go sailing.                               

Call us at 281-334-4179 for details


                   More boats between 22 and 39 feet are available for rent.

Call us at 281.334.4179    

Located a mile west of Kemah at Watergate Yachting Center

Plenty of free parking without the congestion of the Boardwalk

$20 off of ASA 101 (Learn to Sail)

$100 deposit locks in $273.30 price until you take course

$40 off of Combo course (ASA 103 and ASA 104)

$200 deposit locks in $632.48 price until you take course

This course qualifies you to charter a 40+ Sailboat w/o skipper

_______ CLASS SCHEDULE____________________________________________________

ASA 101 classes March 24-25, and every weekend after that. 

Combo class schedule: 

The Easter weekend Combo (March 30-April 1) has space for one person or a couple.        April 1 is Easter.

We have space for 2 people in the April 6-8 Combo class

Combo class for March 23-25 is full.

Space available every weekend after.

Space available every weekend after.

The next ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation) course is March 24-25.  Only $350

0 Spaces left.  We are taking people for standby in case anyone cancels.


We need sailboats for our charter/rental fleet.
Most boats will cover their slip rental and insurance.        
We have over 600 graduates from our certified course every year.
     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 the first weekend of the last month of 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 5 times (2001,2004 & 2006) (2 in 2005)..

    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.
    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 and a one year subscription to Sailing Magazine.  .


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