Learn to Sail TexasWhat sets us apart?
We are located in one of the best sailing areas in the USA. Our basic training philosophy is in line with the ASA standards. We are serious about safety afloat. Corpus is the 4th busiest Port in the USA by tonnage and, is one of the windiest cities in the USA, (#8). She averages 12 mph, normally well above any other coastal city. With our strong winds you will gain practical experience in handling them
PLEASE NOTE we are expanding ONE of our Fast Track classes each month to 6 days each month. So many times, just when students have finally absorbed the basic concepts, the class ends. We want one more day to ensure that every student is competent and confident sailor. Our goal is to have every class plan and safely execute a trip once they are in training for the ASA 104 level. Some students don't require this additional day but, all will benefit. For those with some boating experience we will continue to offer the 5 day class
Learn to Sail Texas requires that the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat class is taught on a relatively small, (25 foot, but has slept 5), tiller boat with hank on sails. This requirement makes a huge, positive difference in the beginner's learning curve. The Corpus Christi Bay covers 192 square miles and unlike other bays in Texas, is primarily open water with few spoil areas. When taking a class you will have practical experience with commercial traffic and Aids To Navigation, (ATON's, e.g. Nuns, Cans, Day beacons). The advance classes navigate portions of the Intra Coastal Waterway,(ICW), commercial ship channels, and if the class is ready, we may venture into the Gulf of Mexico. Want to know more? Read what our students have to say, or look us up on Facebook or Google+ , Student Testimonials and click here to understand our goals. Our sailing instruction philosophy
Note* Students have requested that we modify our
schedule for the 103 / 104 Combo class. Classes will now begin at 12:00 noon on the first day usually a Thursday
and run through the weekend. This will allow for drive time to Corpus and save you a night in a hotel.
We have also reduced the cost of all the classes during the the Dog Days od Summer, (August).
Our Chief Instructor Captain Chris, (ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year 2017), has been sailing keelboats on the Texas coast since the early 90's and teaching the ASA sailing curriculum since 2003. He now has accumulated more than 2500 days in navigable waters.
Captain Chris' US Coast Guard issued Masters License, (100 Ton), with the following warrants;
- Officer US Merchant Marines, Master 100 Ton
- Commercial Assistance Towing endorsement
- Auxiliary Sail endorsement
- Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement
Our monthly climate data. Average temperatures,(F) and winds,(mph) are:
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The Summer equinox has passed. After its passing the daylight hours available will begin to get shorter. The winds have
settled down some. We are done with the strong Northers that visit us in the Spring.
Whether its a two day basic keelboat sail training class or an adventurous; five, six or seven day combination class,
we are sure you'll have a positive experience.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 331478 Corpus Christi, TX 78463
Classroom Address 505 S. Water Street, Suite 535
Corpus Christi, TX