At Lanier Sailing Academy, we take you as a true beginner and transform you into an experienced skipper able to operate medium sized sailboats on lakes and bays for day sailing.  Our sailing lessons for beginners, Basic Keelboat Course , will certify you to operate sailboats big enough to comfortably take friends and family as your crew. Course options are available for students with previous sailing experience.

2022  Basic Keelboat 101 Schedule

$610 Per Person | 9am-5pm




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

After completing the Basic Keelboat 101 class and gaining some experience aboard our class boats, you’re now ready to make the move up to our larger cruising boats (27’ to 35’).  You can complete our Basic Coastal Cruising 103 course in just 3 days on Lake Lanier.  This second level course will build on your basic sailing skills and help you to step up to our larger cruising boats.  You’ll add to your knowledge and experience covering subject matter like, big boat systems, docking, anchoring, advance sail trim and basic navigation all while having fun. 

If you’re a member of The Passport Sailing Club, after completion of this course you will be able to take out all of the boats in our fleet (22’ to 35’).

2022  Basic Coastal Cruising 103 Schedule

$800 Per Person | 9am-5pm


 -March 4, 5, & 6 (SOLD OUT!)
March 25, 26 & 27 (SOLD OUT!)
April 1, 2, & 3 (SOLD OUT!)
April 22, 23, & 24 (1 SPOT LEFT!)
May 20, 21, 22
 June 3, 4, & 5
Aug 5, 6, & 7
Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2

To help you complete your sailing resume you can also take our third level course, Bareboat Certification 104 on Lake Lanier.  This course will prepare you to charter a large sailboat somewhere in paradise. During this 3 day class you’ll become proficient and comfortable with diesel engines, electrical system, plumbing system, propane stoves, running rigging as well as more docking, anchoring, navigation and big boat chartering tips.

If you’re a member of The Passport Sailing Club, after completion of this course you will be able to go on a free charter off the Georgia Coast with other members and one of our captains!

2022  Bareboat Cruising 104 Schedule

$800 Per Person | 9am-5pm


Feb 4, 5, 6 (SOLD OUT)
May 6, 7, 8 (SOLD OUT)
July 8, 9, 10
Sept 9, 10, 11
Nov 4, 5, 6

Wherever your sailing takes you its important to be able to find your way safely! Our Coastal Navigation 105 Course is a 3 day course entirely in the LSA classroom and will enhance any sailing you do, no matter your level. This course will allow you to develop your competency in visual navigation, plot your course and establish your position, use a handbearing compass and more!

2022 Coastal Navigation 105 Schedule

$420 Per Person | 9am-5pm


Jan 8, 15, 29
Oct 22, 23 Nov 5