An objective guide to finding a great sailing school  


Learning to sail can be incredibly rewarding, but choosing the right place to take lessons is key. Sailing schools differ on many dimensions. Our comprehensive guide will quickly teach you how to select the right school for you.

The complete guide includes a discussion of every aspect of a sailing course.

The guide summary presents the most important facts in one invaluable web page.

Featured Articles

The Right Length and Schedule for a Sailing School Course -- A discussion of how long it takes to learn to sail and various course formats.

How Much Should Sailing School Cost? -- Learn how to compare prices and see some typical course costs.

A Sailing School Is Only As Good As Its Instructors -- Know how to determine if a school will provide the right instruction, and if a particular instructor is right for you.

Types of Courses: Sailing Schools Can Take Many Forms -- From small boat lake sailing to coastal yacht navigation, all types of courses exist. Know what you're looking for.

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