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 board)