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Dear Friends and Family,
News about covid-19 is constantly changing. In accordance with current CDC guidelines, here are the steps we have taken, and will continue to take, to ensure the safety of our customers.
1. Wipe down all surfaces with approved cleaners
2. Limit class sizes to maintain required distance between students.
3. Opened extra classroom
4. Offering private lessons at a discount
5. Asking anyone who is not feeling well to reschedule their class
6. Conducting charter boat check in on the boat, if necessary to avoid creating crowds in the lobby.

We understand, while social distancing is a new "normal" for now, that does not mean you cannot try to keep things as normal as possible. Everyone needs to monitor and follow current guidelines and do what's best for yourself and your family.

Bay Area Sailing School, while taking every precaution recommended (6' foot distancing in classrooms and less than ten people in a room) will be open and continue to offer lessons and boat rentals. We understand if you would like to reschedule an upcoming lesson, remember your deposit never expires. We have had a customer use a deposit that was made 13 years prior to the lesson. Our records are really that good. We will continue to take deposits for future classes which you can schedule when you are ready. 

Sacketts Sailing Center will also remain open for our friends who may just want to "get away" from it all, even if for just a few hours. With enhanced check in procedures, you cannot get much more social distanced than Galveston Bay.

This is a challenging period and we wanted you to know we have, and will continue to follow all guidelines put forth by the CDC to help ensure the safety of our customers. Our students and not just customers, you are our friends and family and we want to make sure we continue to serve you.

You can call or email me to discuss any concerns you may have and I will do whatever I can to accommodate your needs.

Good Sailing,


Welcome to Bay Area Sailing School
20th Anniversary  Bay

Congratulations for being named Outstanding Instructors to 
Jon Jones and Bartholomew Timm by ASA for 2019

Only top 1% of all ASA instructors are named 
Outstanding Instructors based upon Student Surveys

Last Updated Sunday, March 22

We are Open Today 

We are having the ASA 101 class  March 28-29 and every weekend afterwards.
Only $263.30 - Save $30
$30 Discount if deposit is placed during March

Limit of 4 students per boat
Also private ASA 101 lessons are only $486.60 for one or two
people during the week.
Save $100 off the normal $586.60.
That is the total price, not per person.
Only $50 additional per person for up to two more people

 Spaces Available

Combo courses available April 3-5
and every weekend after

$30 off Combo courses as of April 1
Lock in our Spring discount with a $200 deposit

No requirement to stay aboard the Combo boat overnight

Learn to Sail during Spring Break with Your Family
We are offering Private Combo classes
Only $1240 for 2 people
or $1340 for 4 people

Only $335 per person for a group of 4 people
Any three days Monday through Thursday

Regular rate is $1540 for 2 people and $1740 for 4 people

Private ASA 101 during April for two people
Only $486 - Save $100


Save More on Charters by Joining our Club for only $250
Usually $375 for first year and $300 per year afterwards

Membership is good for one year
Most boats are $100 less with membership
 + longer hours

Call us at 281-334-4179

$30 OFF ASA 101 - Only $263.30
Usually $293.30, $100 deposit


$100 OFF COMBO (ASA 103 & 104) - Only $572
Usually $672, $200 deposit

Private Weekday Combo Courses
Only $1240 - Same price as one or two people
Up to two more individuals at only $50 each



We are open 7 days a week

Next Instructor Clinic will be July 11, 2020
See tab on left "Become an ASA Instructor" 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, 3/21-3/22
   Spaces still available
Limit of 4 people per boat (up to 5 boats)

Combo Classes have space every weekend as of
April 3, 2020
Your option whether to stay aboard overnight
We are back at the dock each evening in Kemah

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

  3 spaces in the Combo course every weekend

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
Prefer Not to Take Off Friday?

We offer options so the Combo Course will fit your schedule
No Need to take a vacation day to complete ASA 103 and ASA 104

1. Standard 3 Day Group Course is Friday through Sunday
$672.48 unless you take advantage of the Two Course Discount


2. Split the Combo between two weekends

Do the first day one weekend and finish the second two days another weekend. No additional charge if 3 or more people first day.
$150 additional if one or two people the first day. That is not per person

$672.48 per person Total per person for both weekends if 3 or more people
The price is not per weekend but for both weekends


3. Split the Combo course into two separate courses.
Do ASA 103 one weekend and ASA 104 another weekend
$425 per person

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

Advance Coastal Cruising

Next 106 class is May 15-17, 2020

1 Space Available

The ASA 105 Class for March 28-29 has 2 spaces available.

2 day classroom course is $350 and is offered 4 times a year

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

 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), and Jones in 2018.

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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