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Sailing Courses
in Santa Cruz

Whether you’re new to sailing or are an experienced boat owner seeking to improve your sailing or navigation skills, Pacific Sail will provide you with optimum sailing instruction. Previous sailing experience is not necessary. All you need is the desire to accomplish your sailing goals and we’ll do the rest.

Pacific Sail offers sailing courses ranging from Introduction to Sailing to Bareboat Chartering. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to safely skipper a sailing yacht as a bareboat-certified captain or competent crew member. Our hands-on approach to instruction cultivates the potential in each student. After you master the fundamentals of sailing you’ll open the door to the new and exciting world of the sailing lifestyle!

Note: We put together individual students for all of our courses. You don’t have to have your own group!

Most courses are held on board the instructional vessel and include both lecture sessions (onboard the vessel) and on-the-water practice. Our class size of 3-4 students assures you of plenty of individualized attention. Our curriculum, refined over the past 20 years, is thorough and efficient. Each class naturally progresses to the next level of instruction.