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Accredited Schooll logoTaking lessons from a US Sailing school will prepare you to meet your goals, regardless if you're just starting out or have dreams of cruising offshore.

As the National Governing Body for Sailing in the US, US Sailing does not extend accreditation lightly. All US Sailing Accredited Schools undergo a full evaluation to ensure that they meet the high standards of US Sailing.

US Sailing Accredited Schools and Course Offerings

Please use this search feature to find a school and course that suits your needs. Streamline the search by selecting options from each dropdown to narrow your search (like Location; type of course ie. Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, etc). Then, when you find the school you want to contact, click on the school name and be redirected to their webpage!

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Name City State Phone Website Course
Beach Point Yacht Club Mamaroneck NY (914) 698-1600 Basic Keelboat
Block Island Community Sailing Block Island RI (401) 741-5136 Basic Keelboat
Block Island Community Sailing Block Island RI (401) 741-5136 Basic Cruising
Block Island Community Sailing Block Island RI (401) 741-5136 Bareboat Cruising
Block Island Community Sailing Block Island RI (401) 741-5136 Coastal Navigation
Bonneville School of Sailing Springville UT (801) 404-0098 Basic Keelboat
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club West Boothbay Harbor ME (207) 633-5750 Basic Keelboat
Camp Sea Gull/Camp Seafarer Araphoe NC (252) 249-1212 Basic Keelboat
Canandaigua Comminity Sailing Canandaigua NY (585) 396-9200 Basic Keelboat
Carolina Sailing Foundation Chapel Hill NC (919) 387-7011 Basic Keelboat
Chicago Yacht Club Chicago IL (312) 861-7777 Basic Keelboat
Chicago Yacht Club Chicago IL (312) 861-7777 Performance Keelboat
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Basic Keelboat
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Basic Cruising
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Bareboat Cruising
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Coastal Navigation
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Coastal Passage Making
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Celestial Navigation
Club Nautique Alameda CA (800) 343-7245 Offshore Passage Making
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Basic Keelboat
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Basic Cruising
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Bareboat Cruising
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Coastal Navigation
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Coastal Passage Making
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Celestial Navigation
Club Nautique Sausalito CA (800) 559-2582 Offshore Passage Making
Coconut Grove Sailing Club Instructional Center Miami FL (305) 444-4571 Basic Keelboat
Columbia Sailing School Chicago IL (312) 938-3625 Basic Keelboat
Community Sailing New Orleans Inc. New Orleans LA (504) 233-3292 Basic Keelboat
Concord Yacht Club Knoxville TN (865) 671-1210 Basic Keelboat
Courageous Sailing Center Charlestown MA (617) 242-3821 Basic Keelboat
Courageous Sailing Center Charlestown MA (617) 242-3821 Basic Cruising
Courageous Sailing Center Charlestown MA (617) 242-3821 Bareboat Cruising
Courageous Sailing Center Charlestown MA (617) 242-3821 Coastal Navigation
Devon Yacht Club Amagansett NY (631) 267-6340 Basic Keelboat
East Carolina Sailing School Washington NC (252) 557-9783 Basic Keelboat
Eastport Yacht Club Annapolis MD (410) 267-9549 Basic Keelboat
Edison Sailing Center Ft Meyers FL (239) 454-5114 Basic Keelboat
Geneva Lake Sailing School Fontana WI (262) 275-8489 Basic Keelboat
Gig Harbor SC & School, LLC Gig Harbor WA (253) 858 3626 Basic Keelboat
Halifax Sailing Association, Sailing Center Inc Daytona Beach FL (609) 202-8281 Basic Keelboat
Hampton Yacht Club Hampton VA (757) 722-0711 Basic Keelboat
Harbor Island Yacht Club San Diego CA (619) 291-7245 Basic Keelboat
Harbor Island Yacht Club San Diego CA (619) 291-7245 Basic Cruising
Harbor Island Yacht Club San Diego CA (619) 291-7245 Bareboat Cruising
Harbor North Sailing School Huron OH (419) 433-6010 Basic Keelboat
Hoboken Sailing Club Hoboken NJ (201) 798-8080 Basic Keelboat
Hoboken Sailing Club Hoboken NJ (201) 798-8080 Performance Keelboat
Hudson River Community Sailing New York NY (212) 924-1920 Basic Keelboat
Inspire Sailing Berkeley CA (510) 831-1800 Basic Keelboat
Inspire Sailing Berkeley CA (510) 831-1800 Basic Cruising
Inspire Sailing Berkeley CA (510) 831-1800 Bareboat Cruising
Inspire Sailing Berkeley CA (510) 831-1800 Coastal Navigation
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Basic Keelboat
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Performance Keelboat
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Basic Cruising
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Bareboat Cruising
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Coastal Navigation
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Coastal Passage Making
J World Annapolis Annapolas MD (800) 966-2038 Celestial Navigation
J World Performance Sailing San Diego CA (800) 910-1101 Basic Keelboat
J World Performance Sailing San Diego CA (800) 910-1101 Basic Cruising
J World Performance Sailing San Diego CA (800) 910-1101 Bareboat Cruising
J World Sailing School Alameda CA (800) 910-1101 Basic Keelboat
J World Sailing School Alameda CA (800) 910-1101 Basic Cruising
J World Sailing School Alameda CA (800) 910-1101 Bareboat Cruising
J World Sailing School Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta Mexico (800) 910-1101 Basic Keelboat
J World Sailing School Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta Mexico (800) 910-1101 Basic Cruising
J World Sailing School Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta Mexico (800) 910-1101 Bareboat Cruising
Kirkland Sailing Club Kirkland WA (425) 595-3440 Basic Keelboat
Kirkland Sailing Club Kirkland WA (425) 595-3440 Performance Keelboat
Kirkland Sailing Club Kirkland WA (425) 595-3440 Basic Cruising
Kirkland Sailing Club Kirkland WA (425) 595-3440 Bareboat Cruising
Kirkland Sailing Club Kirkland WA (425) 595-3440 Coastal Navigation
Kirkland Sailing Club Kirkland WA (425) 595-3440 Coastal Passage Making
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Burlington VT (802) 864-2499 Basic Keelboat
Lake Forest Sailing Lake Forest IL (847) 810-3664 Basic Keelboat
Lorain Harbor Boat Club Lorain OH (440) 288-0500 Basic Keelboat
Mariner Sailing School at Belle Haven Marina Alexandria VA (703) 768-0018 Basic Keelboat
Maritime School of the West Indies / St Maarten Sailing School St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles (712) 580-5806 Basic Keelboat
Maritime School of the West Indies / St Maarten Sailing School St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles (712) 580-5806 Basic Cruising
Maritime School of the West Indies / St Maarten Sailing School St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles (712) 580-5806 Bareboat Cruising
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Milwaukee WI (414) 277-9094 Basic Keelboat
Mission Bay Aquatic Center San Diego CA (858) 488-1000 Basic Keelboat
Naval Base Pt. Loma Marina San Diego CA (619) 524-6497 Basic Keelboat
Naval Station Newport, MWR Marina Newport RI (401) 841-3283 Basic Keelboat
Norfolk Naval Sailing Center Norfolk VA (757) 444-7499 Basic Keelboat
Norfolk Naval Sailing Center Norfolk VA (757) 444-7499 Basic Cruising
Norfolk Naval Sailing Center Norfolk VA (757) 444-7499 Bareboat Cruising
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club Norfolk VA (757) 423-4500 Basic Keelboat
Noroton Yacht Club Darien CT (203) 309-5771 Basic Keelboat
North Cove Sailing New York NY (646) 877-2337 Basic Keelboat
North Cove Sailing New York NY (646) 877-2337 Performance Keelboat
North Cove Sailing New York NY (646) 877-2337 Basic Cruising
North Cove Sailing New York NY (646) 877-2337 Coastal Navigation
Northwest Maritime Center Port Townsend WA (360) 385-3628 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Catamaran
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Tortola BVI (239) 454-1700 Offshore Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Catamaran
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Celestial Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Scrub Island BVI (239) 454-1700 Offshore Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Catamaran
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Celestial Navigation
Offshore Sailing School St. Petersburg FL (239) 454-1700 Offshore Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Catamaran
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Celestial Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers FL (239) 454-1700 Offshore Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Captiva Island FL (239) 454-1700 Celestial Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Catamaran
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Celestial Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Fort Myers Beach FL (239) 454-1700 Offshore Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Performance Keelboat
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Basic Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Bareboat Cruising
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Catamaran
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Coastal Passage Making
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Celestial Navigation
Offshore Sailing School Cape Coral FL (239) 454-1700 Offshore Passage Making
ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club Brooklyn NY (718) 490-7136 Basic Keelboat
ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club Brooklyn NY (718) 490-7136 Basic Cruising
ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club Brooklyn NY (718) 490-7136 Coastal Navigation
Orange Coast College Sailing Center Newport Beach CA (949) 645-9412 Basic Keelboat
Orange Coast College Sailing Center Newport Beach CA (949) 645-9412 Basic Cruising
Orange Coast College Sailing Center Newport Beach CA (949) 645-9412 Bareboat Cruising
Orange Coast College Sailing Center Newport Beach CA (949) 645-9412 Coastal Navigation
PCC Sailing School Jamestown PA (724) 967-1910 Basic Keelboat
Piers Park Sailing Center Boston MA (617) 561 6677 Basic Keelboat
Quad City Sailing School Bettendorf IA (563) 349-9437 Basic Keelboat
Rainbow Races Inc. Chicago IL Basic Keelboat
Renton Sailing Center Renton WA (206) 226-2452 Basic Keelboat
Rochester Yacht Club Rochester NY (585) 342-5511 Basic Keelboat
Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Bermuda Bermuda (441) 236-3077 Basic Keelboat
SaferBoater North Charleston SC (843) 971-0700 Basic Keelboat
SaferBoater North Charleston SC (843) 971-0700 Performance Keelboat
SaferBoater North Charleston SC (843) 971-0700 Basic Cruising
SaferBoater North Charleston SC (843) 971-0700 Bareboat Cruising
SaferBoater North Charleston SC (843) 971-0700 Coastal Navigation
SaferBoater North Charleston SC (843) 971-0700 Coastal Passage Making
Sail Cape Cod Hyannis MA (888) 647-7245 Basic Keelboat
Sail Chicago Chicago IL (312) 475-1745 Basic Keelboat
Sail Chicago Chicago IL (312) 475-1745 Basic Cruising
Sail Chicago Chicago IL (312) 475-1745 Coastal Navigation
Sail Nauticus Norfolk VA (757) 823-4242 Basic Keelboat
Sailing Portal Berkeley CA (510) 398-0505 Basic Keelboat
Sailing Portal Berkeley CA (510) 398-0505 Basic Cruising
Sailing Portal Berkeley CA (510) 398-0505 Bareboat Cruising
Sandusky Sailing Center Sandusky OH (419) 871-8080 Basic Keelboat
Satori Sailing Marblehead MA (781) 797-0433 Basic Keelboat
Sea Star Base Galveston Galveston TX (409) 572-2560 Basic Keelboat
Sea Valor Sailing School Berkeley CA (510) 380-8847 Basic Keelboat
SEAS-Sailing Education Association Sheboygan Sheboygan WI (920) 783-3670 Basic Keelboat
Shearwater University Sailing School Anacortes WA (425) 772-1344 Basic Keelboat
Shearwater University Sailing School Anacortes WA (425) 772-1344 Basic Cruising
Shearwater University Sailing School Anacortes WA (425) 772-1344 Bareboat Cruising
Shearwater University Sailing School Anacortes WA (425) 772-1344 Coastal Navigation
Shearwater University Sailing School Anacortes WA (425) 772-1344 Coastal Passage Making
Sound Sailing Center Norwalk CT (203) 838-1110 Basic Keelboat
Sound Sailing Center Norwalk CT (203) 838-1110 Basic Cruising
Sound Sailing Center Norwalk CT (203) 838-1110 Bareboat Cruising
St Thomas Sailing Center St Thomas VI (340) 690-3681 Basic Keelboat
St. Maarten Sailing School & Charters St. Maarten ANT (599) 580-5806 Basic Keelboat
SUNY Maritime Foundation Bronx NY (718) 409-7460 Basic Keelboat
Team Paradise Miami FL (305) 854-3500 Basic Keelboat
Team Paradise Miami FL (305) 854-3500 Performance Keelboat
Texas Sailing Austin TX (512) 261-6193 Basic Keelboat
Texas Sailing Austin TX (512) 261-6193 Basic Cruising
The Center For Wooden Boats / SailNow! Seatle WA (206) 382-2628 Basic Keelboat
The Downtown Sailing Center Baltimore MD (410) 727-0722 Basic Keelboat
The Downtown Sailing Center Baltimore MD (410) 727-0722 Basic Cruising
The Downtown Sailing Center Baltimore MD (410) 727-0722 Bareboat Cruising
The Hoofer Sailing Club Madison WI (608) 265-3184 Basic Keelboat
The Sailing School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Kingstown NY (845) 338-0071 Basic Keelboat
The WaterFront Center Oyster Bay NY (516) 922-7245 Basic Keelboat
Thunderbird Sailing Club Norman OK (405) 613-7774 Basic Keelboat
Treasure Island Sailing Center San Francisco CA (415) 421-2225 Basic Keelboat
US Sailing Center - Long Beach, CA Long Beach CA (562) 433-7939 Basic Keelboat
Washington Sailing Marina Sailing School Alexandria VA (703) 505-9353 Basic Keelboat
Wayzata Sailing Community Sailing Center Wayzata MN (952) 476-5872 Basic Keelboat
West Michigan SAIL Pentwater MI (419) 376-3277 Basic Keelboat
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Seattle WA (206) 784-9386 Basic Keelboat
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Seattle WA (206) 784-9386 Basic Cruising
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Seattle WA (206) 784-9386 Bareboat Cruising
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Seattle WA (206) 784-9386 Catamaran
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Seattle WA (206) 784-9386 Coastal Navigation
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Seattle WA (206) 784-9386 Coastal Passage Making
Wrightsville Performance Sailing Wrightsville Beach NC (828) 448-2984 Basic Keelboat
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