Charleston Sailing Classes

As a former instructor at theCharleston Marine Institute and a lifelong sailor, Captain John can teach anyone to sail - and make it fun. 

Want to try your hand at sailing or hone your skills? Book a Learn to Sail day or weekend and you'll get all the practice time you want, plus you'll learn:

  • Sailing basics
  • Safety
  • Knot tying
  • Sailboat rigging
  • Sailing terms
  • Rights of way
  • Current and tide considerations
  • Radio communication procedure and etiquette
  • Sail trim
  • ...and much, much more.

Captain John tailors instruction to you, your experience, and comfort level. Any time you're ready to take a break from being a student you can convert your sail to a sit-back-and-relax harbor cruise.

Learn to Sail days are typically 6 hours, but you're welcome to build your own class. One day is the perfect introduction to sailing; two days will help increase your confidence, skill and knowledge.( A signed wavier is required before boarding.)

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