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.

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 – $495)

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 – $535)
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 – $795)
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 – $275)

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Primary location
Riverfront Yacht Sales & Service
1890 Carter Rd., Cleveland OH 44113

Also located at
Edgewater Marina
6500 Memorial Shoreway

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