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St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay ASA Sailing Training

ASA Certified Florida Sailing School in St. Petersburg

All Levels of Instruction from Landlubber to Salty Veteran

Fully Licensed Captains & Instructors

To become one of the ASA Sailing Schools, Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School, Inc. met rigorous qualification standards which are internationally recognized. We have been selected as the “ASA 2012 Featured Sailing School. Our ASA certified courses give sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities.
We provide courses to bring the first timer to a level of competent seamanship. If you wish to move to the small elite who sail the world’s oceans, our advanced sailing school can provide you with the necessary skills. Our ASA 101-104 class series gives you the opportunity to live aboard one of our vessels for the 6 days for an additional $95. We start ASA 101: Basic Sailing class aboard a 29-34 foot boat, ASA 103: Basic Coastal Cruising class aboard a 35-39 foot boat, and ASA 104: Bareboat Chartering series on a 40-foot plus boat with generator for an overnight at anchorage.
You will be aboard the same boat each night for your accommodations. Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to try three different boat sizes and manufacturers to prepare you for charter. Our sailing fleet includes Beneteau, Catalina, Jeanneau, Hunter, Leopard, and Lagoon. After completing our class series, you will be able to step aboard any size boat with the confidence to sail away.
Monohull or Catamaran Sailing Your sailing lesson in Florida is taught aboard new sailboats, 29′ to 47′ – depending on the course, with all the amenities of today’s cruising boats, including inboard power, full cockpit bimini, refrigeration & enclosed head.
Marina Locations: All the boats and classes are located at The Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina. The amenities include heated pool, hot tubs, state of the art fitness center including steam, sauna, and indoor whirlpools, full service day spa and salon, and room service directly to your boat. Please see the following link for the legendary Renaissance Vinoy Resort.