Why take your sailing lessons with us?

Stop by our sailing school and see our fleet. Right away you’ll notice that our sailboats are kept in excellent condition. Our friendly staff is here to answer all your questions. Pensacola Sailing Academy is a sailing place you can call home.
  • Our school has been teaching people to sail for over 20 years
  • American Sailing Association certifications are recognized world-wide
  • Our Instructors have won the ASA’s “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award NINE times.
  • We offer lessons for any schedule. You can sign up for our regularly scheduled classes or customize dates to fit your schedule for an additional fee.
  • We offer classes for a variety of skill levels. Our experienced instructors can take you from Basic Keelboat (ASA101), to Basic Coastal & Bareboat Cruising (ASA103 & 104), to Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) to Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106).
  • Our classes give enough time to fully cover all the information and skills in each level. We want you to retain the information and have time to practice the skills. We have also developed our own handouts to give you a valuable reference after your class.
  • All of our ASA Instructors are U.S. Coast Guard certified captains.
  • We are conveniently located in downtown Pensacola with easy access to the Bay.
Basic keelboat
(ASA 101)
basic coastal cruising (asa 103)
bareboat cruising
(asa 104)
coastal navigation
(asa 105)
advanced coastal cruising (asa 106)

“To my sailing family, patient mentors, and encouragers…Your dedication to helping the unsalted masses become proficient and safe sailors is evident in how you teach your students, and how you run your business. You both have a gift for teaching, and your passion for what you do reveals itself in the students who come to you as wide-eyed adventure seekers, and emerge as proud and competent sailors. The world needs more people like you – who would help others to throw off the blinders that keep life in a black and white rut, and show them the power and freedom of partnering with the wind and waves to go wherever one can imagine. Thank you for all you do…it is a privileged few who get to experience what you teach.”

Mark F.