Bay Area Sailing School
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The #1 Choice for Sail Training in Texas based upon over 15,000 certifications issued since 1999. We are in the TOP TEN ASA SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE.*

Bay Area Sailing School is the leader in sailing instruction, sailing lessons, and sailing workshops for Texas, Houston, Galveston Bay, Clear Lake,  the Bay Area, and Kemah. 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 Yachting Center 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 30 feet in our Basic Keelboat course (ASA 101), and to 45 feet in our combined three day Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) courses. For the sailor that dreams of owning a boat and cruising the Caribbean or sailing the world, Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) and Advance Coastal Cruising (ASA 106) are also offered. Click here to learn more about any of these courses. We offer our Basic Keelboat Class and Combo classes almost every weekend. Class Schedule

Graduates will enjoy our 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, two instructors in 2005, 2006, 2019). These awards are given nation wide each year with the winners decided by the thousands of new students who evaluate the instructors that trained them. The School of the Year award was discontinued by ASA about ten years ago.

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 three hours with an instructor, and a free half day charter on a 27 foot boat. Our mentor sessions and free charters are on full size wheel steered boats instead of smaller tiller steered boats used at other schools that have attempted to copy our program. Our instructors will spend whatever time it takes to give you the confidence to take your friends sailing - with you at the helm.

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 are not satisfied - tell us. We will give you the class over again, with a different instructor, FREE.
*Based on number of certifications issued.
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Located in Kemah, Texas - Clear Lake area at Watergate Yachting Center, Pier 3