Adult Sailing

Learn to Sail with US Sailing

Whether you’re a first-time sailor or an experienced instructor... We have an educational opportunity for everyone...

Part of US Sailing’s vision is to introduce as many people as possible to this great sport. We want to make sure you’re learning in a safe, fun, high-quality environment…because if you’re a well-trained, competent sailor you’ll love sailing as much as we do.

US Sailing provides education and instruction in four separate areas: Small Boat (i.e. day sailing), Keelboat, Powerboat and Windsurfing. Learn more about the different programs offered by US Sailing schools and instructors. We’ll help you decide what kind of boat you want to learn on and find a course to take – and we’ve written the books ourselves to make sure they’re the best around.

Sailing Certification Courses

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Have you ever dreamed of sailing to an exotic destination?  Perhaps you are looking for a sport to do with your family or better yet, it is on your bucket list.  Whatever the reason, sailing is easy to learn and unlike some other sports, it is something you can do throughout your lifetime.

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First Sail

Interested in learning how to sail, but not sure if you are ready for a full commitment?

Sailing is the perfect activity for anyone who enjoys water sports and outdoor recreation. Sailing can be exciting or relaxing. You can compete in racing or take a leisurely sail with family and friends. Regardless of age, ability or limitation, sailing has something for everyone.

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Adaptive Sailing

Access to the sport of sailing for all

Sailing is a sport of freedom –of the wind, water, body and spirit. Our Adaptive Sailing resources, courses, and events are designed to share the freedom of sailing with people with disabilities. Looking to incorporate an adaptive program at your organization? Looking to connect with disabled sailors or find a place to sail? US Sailing is here to support you.

Download the Adaptive Sailing Resource manual

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Safety At Sea

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The four types of SAS courses offered are designed for sailors of all types and levels — cruisers and racers, novices and experts and will prepare you for unsafe conditions and at sea challenges.

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