Adult Sailing Classes

Adult Sailing Classes

The School of Sailing & Seamanship offers sailing classes for adults at every skill level, whether you are new to sailing or have been sailing for years.

Discover the joy of sailing with our expert instructors who are dedicated to providing top-notch instruction and a supportive learning environment. With a focus on hands-on experience and personalized guidance, you’ll quickly master the art of sailing, even as an adult.

What boat is great to start learning?

As an adult learner, you may wonder which type of boat is best suited to your needs. You may want to take into account factors such as your comfort level, learning style, and future sailing goals. Whether you prefer the stability of a keelboat or the agility of a dinghy, The School of Sailing & Seamanship offers a wide variety of learn-to-sail classes on boats to allow you to find the perfect fit.

Beginning adult students typically start in 14-foot Lido 14 dinghies and progress to 30-foot Shields keelboats.

For adult students who prefer a more stable platform and smaller group instruction our 20-foot Harbor 20 keelboat class is a great way to start sailing.

How long does it take to learn to sail?

Many aspiring sailors wonder how long it takes to learn to sail. At The School of Sailing & Seamanship, our courses are designed to accommodate various learning paces and schedules.

While some students may feel confident after a few sessions, others may prefer to take their time to fully grasp the skills. Rest assured, our instructors are committed to supporting you every step of the way, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident on the water.

How much does it cost to learn to sail?

At The School of Sailing & Seamanship, we believe that learning to sail should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer affordable adult sailing classes that won’t break the bank. 

Where can your learn-to-sail journey take you?

Located on beautiful Newport Harbor, our facility provides a perfect place for new sailors to learn. As your skills advance you can enjoy ocean sailing and offshore cruises to Catalina and the Channel Islands. A thorough curriculum for each class is taught in a fun and safe environment with clearly stated goals for each level.

Whether you’re fulfilling a lifelong dream or seeking a new adventure, our adult sailing classes are designed to meet your aspirations.

See our sailing classes near you

At the OCC Waterfront Campus

At Marina Park