Beginners start here!

      Our certified instructors will take you from landlubber to experienced skipper capable of handling 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. It is a hands-on class, spending 90% of your time on the water. You steer the boat and you trim the sails.

     Our training sessions are lively, interactive, and designed to help you retain the theory so it will always be there to enhance your sailing enjoyment on the water. We have classes structured for all experience levels looking to become certified.

All classes are 9am-5pm

We sail on Capri 22’s

No more than 3 students to one instructor

    FIND THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU:

    BEGINNER

    BKB 3 Day Course $610

    Never Sailed Before, or only a little? The three day course is for you.

    • Day 1 & 2 – Instruction and hands on practice
    • Day 3- Skill and Written Test

    *Guaranteed Pass!

    SOME EXPERIENCE

    BKB 2 Day Course | $510

      Our 2 day short course is for students who are already familiar working with a tiller and the points of sail and need a refresher

    • Day 1 – Instruction and hands on practice
    • Day 2- Skill and Written Test

    EXPERIENCED

     1 Day ASA Challenge $410

     Demonstrate your basic skills on the boat, and the pass the written exam to receive your ASA-101 Certification.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3 Day Course | $610 per person | 9am- 5pm every day

    We offer two courses every month, one on Saturdays and the other on Sundays. Class dates are not interchangeable.

    SATURDAYS

    SUNDAYS

    March 5,12,19 March 6,13,20
    March 26, April 2,9 March 27, April 3,10
    May 7,14,21
    May 8,15,22
    June 4,11,18 June 5,12,19
    July 9,16,23 July 10,17,24
    August 6,13,20 August 7,14,21
    September 10,17,24 September 11,18,25
    October 1,8,15 October 2,9,16
    November 5,12,19 November 6,13,20
    November 26, Dec 3,10 November 27, December 4,11

    Can’t make this schedule?

    We offer private courses Mon-Fri.

    You pick the dates!

    What a Guarantee!

     In the event you do not pass our BKB-101 3-day course within the scheduled completion date, we will provide additional instruction until you are certified, at no cost to you. (Additional instruction will be available Monday through Friday).

    We know how to teach sailing! Our instructors are the best!

    Included in Course:

    Once you are registered:

    • ASA’s “Sailing Made Easy” Text Book
      • The Handbook of Georgia Boating Laws and Responsibilities
      • U.S. Coast Guard U.S Aids to Navigation System
      • A Boaters Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats

    Once you are certified:

    • ASA Logbook to keep track of your certifications and hours
    • Free 4 hour rental on on of our Capri 22’s (a $350 value)
    • $600 discount on joining our Passport Sailing Club

    Contact Us:

    Give us a call at (770) 945-8810
    OR
    Fill out the form below

    We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the course!

    Office Hours: Every Day 9am-5pm

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      My son and I have been sailing for years but never got certified so we decided to take the plunge. We loved every minute. Our instructor, Keith, was a great fit for us and we had a blast. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in the area. We learned so much and are looking to do the next certification when time allows. Thanks again.“- J. Smith

      2 Day Course | $510 per person | 9am- 5pm every day

       Class dates are not interchangeable.

       

      SATURDAY & SUNDAY

      Session 1- April 23 & 24
      Session 2- June 25 & 26
      Session 3- August 27 & 28
      Session 4- October 22 & 23

      Can’t make this schedule?

      We offer private courses Mon-Fri.

      You pick the dates!

       Included in Course:

      Once you are registered:

      • ASA’s “Sailing Made Easy” Text Book
        • The Handbook of Georgia Boating Laws and Responsibilities
        • U.S. Coast Guard U.S Aids to Navigation System
        • A Boaters Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats

      Once you are certified:

      • ASA Logbook to keep track of your certifications and hours
      • Free 4 hour rental on on of our Capri 22’s (a $350 value)
      • $600 discount on joining our Passport Sailing Club

      Contact Us:

      Give us a call at (770) 945-8810

      OR

      Fill out the form below

      We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the course!

      Office Hours: Every Day 9am-5pm

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      $50 Veterans discount available through ASA!

      WHAT TO BRING:

      • White or Tan soled sneakers or boatshoes. Dark soled shoes will scuff the deck of the boats
      • Sunscreen & Sunglasses
      • Water
      • Plan for lunch! You will have a 1 hour lunch break. You may bring a bagged lunch. Holiday Marina has a restaurant, The Twisted Oar. And there are many restaurants on Lake Lanier Islands Pkwy nearby.

      WEATHER POLICY:

      We sail under all kind of weather conditions. Yes, even rain! Check the weather before you come and dress appropriately. If the Dock Master deems the weather too bad for sailing, instruction and review will continue in the classroom or on the dock until the weather passes.

       

      CANCELLATION POLICY:

      14 days prior to class we have our captains and our boats committed. If you reschedule 14 days or less of your scheduled class, the change will be subject to a $100.00 transfer fee. No refunds. Thank you for your understanding!

      WHATS NEXT?

      Practice what you’ve learned. BKB 101 students get a Free 4 hour rental!
      Sail year round without the hassle of boat ownership. BKB 101 Students get a $600 discount on joining!
      You are eligible for the next level sailing course! Basic Coastal Cruising will certify you to skipper sailboats up to 35′