Learn to Sail Cleveland

Learn to Sail

Sailing Lessons in Cleveland, Ohio

Take ASA-certified sailing courses for beginners and advanced students in Cleveland, Ohio.

Let us help you achieve your bareboat certification and live the dream.

Conveniently located on Cleveland’s downtown lakefront, Learn to Sail Cleveland offers sailing instruction for the beginner to the experienced sailor. Our protected downtown sailing environment makes for safe, fun and easy sailing. Learn to Sail Cleveland’s ASA Certified and USCG licensed instructors have extensive great lakes and ocean sailing experience.

Our instructors focus on seamanship, building confidence, safety and having fun. Our class sizes are small, typically limited to four students, so we can provide one on one attention as well as provide a positive experience on the water. Learn to Sail Cleveland also offers boat rentals for students to begin practicing their skills and living their sailing dreams.

Boats for Sale at Riverfront Yacht Sales & Service

Whether you are an advanced or beginner sailor, our team of licensed instructors,  captains and service technicians can assist you from finding the right boat, orientation and instruction, repair assistance or just some old fashion advice.

ASA-101 Basic Keelboat Sailing - Cleveland Ohio sailing lessons

ASA101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing

Learn to skipper a 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.  (2 Days – $550)

ASA 102

ASA102 - Keelboat 2

Able to skipper and crew aboard a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in winds up to 20 knots. Depart, sail, and return with control demonstrating teamwork. ASA 101 is a prerequisite, plus the ability to demonstrate competencies in all knowledge and skills elements of that Standard. ASA 101 or equivalent sailing skills & experience.  (2 Days – $550)

ASA Coastal Cruising class

ASA103 - Basic Coastal Cruising

Prerequisite: ASA101. Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship. (2 Days – $585)

Bareboat Cruising ASA Certification

ASA104 - Bareboat Chartering Standard

Prerequisite: ASA101, 103. Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30′-45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.  (3 Days, 2 Nights – $895


ASA105 - Coastal Navigation

Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. (2 Days – $695)

Docking endorsement

ASA118 - Docking Endorsement

Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury. (1 Day – $395)