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Welcome to Bay Area Sailing School
20th Anniversary

Last Update Saturday, August 17

We are open 7 days a week

ASA 101 for next weekend, August 24-25, has several spaces available

Only $243.30 per person for the August 24-25 ASA 101 Class
Save $50 per person

Never more than 4 Students per ASA 101 boat

Spaces available every weekend thereafter

We have space in the Combo Courses (ASA 103 & 104)

We still have 3 spaces in the combo starting Friday, August 23

Space available in the Combo Course every weekend as of
August 23 and thereafter 

Therapy II, the 2006 Catalina 350, is for sale by the owner
Asking price $105,000

Call us for details or to look at this beautiful sailboat
The owner's job is preventing him from using Therapy II as frequently as he would like.
Charter revenue will cover your slip rental expense most years


Call us at 281-334-4179

We have dropped the rental rates, at the owner's request, on Therapy II. Go to the rental page for details


#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
We are having an ASA 101 Class next weekend, 8/24-25
  Spaces still available
Only $243.30 per person for August 24-25 class only
Save $50 per person

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

The ASA 105 Class for September 21 has 4 spaces available


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

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

Please note specials do not apply to weekday private courses

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

 2 Spaces available in the 106 class
August 23-25 

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 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 3 month membership in ASA .


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