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Making Your Sailing Dreams Come True

About – Pensacola

Lanier Sailing Academy Pensacola

997 South Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL
32502 USA

(850) 432-3199

Our Pensacola Sailing School is located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, at Palafox Pier Marina. American Sailing Association certification classes include Basic KeelBoat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation, and Advance Coastal Cruising.  Set your sails in the wide-open Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, and Santa Rosa Sound.  Explore these beautiful waters by joining the “Buccaneer Sailing Club” where members sail as often as they like on the 22 – 25 foot boats in the Pensacola fleet. Rentals are available for qualified sailors. For a true sailing adventure, experience the pure joy of sailing aboard our Beneteau 393; day sailing and overnight captained trips are available.

Other offerings include Sunset Sails, History/ Ecology Tours, and “Let’s Go Sailing” a two-hour introductory lesson.

SAIL Magazine wrote:
“This area offers countless opportunities to explore uninhabited islands surrounded by transparent emerald water, both teeming with wildlife-dolphins, rays, blue crabs, pelicans, herons, hawks, and eagles. Marinas are plentiful along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), and civilization is never far out or reach, but in most bayous it’s possible to anchor overnight in settings of such natural splendor that docking seems absurd.”



We were recently featured in an article, Lanier Sailing Academy Will Teach you How to Sail Away.

On a day when the wind is perfect,
The sail just needs to open
And the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.

Like flying, sailing is a universal human dream of being able to float away into serenity. The Lanier Sailing Academy in Pensacola, FL helps make this dream come true for hundreds of people. Capt. Kathy Struchen feels that “One of the best parts of sailing is that it offers so many different experiences. One day can bring gentle breezes, dolphins off the bow, and a peaceful time on the water.

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Lanier Sailing Academy, Pensacola’s premiere sailing school is close and convenient to anywhere in the southeast. By car we are located only 5½ hours from Atlanta, and 3 hours from New Orleans. Pensacola Regional Airport is only 5 miles away. For more information call (850) 432-3199.

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