BASED ON ALMOST 9000 CERTIFICATIONS SINCE 1999

Beneteau 423 "The Teitel Wave"
Follow Us On:
The signs on our front windows were done by Houston Sign Company


                                             Welcome to Bay Area Sailing School

                                             The #1 ASA School in Texas

                Almost 9000 ASA certifications since 1999


                                            UPDATED Tuesday June 19, 2018

               RAINY DAY SALE

            $30 off ASA 101 and $50 off all other courses

We have decided to continue the Father's Day sale through this Friday as the Rainy Day Sale. Place a deposit for any course by

5 pm this Friday and lock in the savings until you take the course.

We have spaces for both ASA 101 and Combo (ASA103/104) this weekend 

A Hunter 42 Passage with center cockpit is now available for rent.
Her name is Pau Hana which means Done Work

The forecast for this weekend is NO RAIN

Check out Wayne's Dispatch, Part 4
He is assisting in delivery a sailboat from Denmark to America


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


Docking Practice

Want more practice? This is a great way to get more practice

Only $95 for four hours, limited to four people

June 16 will be June 23 as June 16-17 is Father's Day

3 spaces available for June 23

NEW! Through August 31, 2018

Unlimited sailing on our tiller boats in Clear Lake when boats are available

$250 for the summer + $10 fuel charge each time


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



A Beneteau 423 - The Teitel Wave, 2003 model, is now available for charter. See picture above

Therapy II,  2006 Catalina 350

See picture to left side of page

More boats between 22 and 39 feet available for rent



                                    Call us at 281-334-4179 for details



You can save $80 on the Combo course (ASA 103 and ASA 104) by placing a deposit for ASA 101 and the Combo course at the same time.
The total deposit for both courses is $300.

This reduces the Combo to $592.48 from $672.48

Class Schedule

ASA 101 classes June 23-24 and every weekend after that.  We have space remaining on two boats (4 people per boat or 8 people) June 23-24.

Combo class schedule: 

Space available every weekend as of June 22-24

2 spaces available on second boat.

June 29-July 1 Combo

One person or a couple on third boat

Space available every weekend as of July 6-8

The next ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation) course is July 14-15.  Only $350
0 Spaces available.  Enrolling people for standby, without deposit, in case an opening occurs

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.  .


    Call us today! (281) 334-4179 or we'll call you
    Send questions or comments to
    Located in Kemah, Texas - Clear Lake area    Directions
    Copyright © 1999 Bay Area Sailing School
    Click to Replace