Bay Area Sailing School & Sacketts Sailing Center

The #1 ASA Sailing School in Texas
One of Top Ten Schools Worldwide based on number of certifications issued
Over 8000 certifications since 1999
Our boats are now in the new floating docks.

Come and see our new docks with the wide finger piers on both sides of each slip.

We need more sailboats for our charter fleet. Give us a call for information about the benefits of having a sailboat in charter.


Our floating office has been moved to Pier 4 at Watergate Yachting Center while the floating docks are installed at Pier 3.  Our boats are currently at the floating dock on Pier 2. We anticipate we will be back at Pier 3 by March, 2016.   We are open.

The ASA 101 course has space available every weekend including this upcoming  weekend, November 28.  Classes are held year around.     

The Combos Course (ASA 103 and ASA 104) has space available almost every weekend.   Space still available November 27-29.

We are looking for sailboats for the fleet. We now have floating docks.  
Call us for details

We will be open by appointment for charters or the purchase of lessons on Thanksgiving.

Updated November 24, 2015

 Bay Area Sailing School is the leader in sailing instruction, sailing lessons, and sailing workshops for Texas, Kemah, Galveston Bay, Houston, and Clear Lake area. With our sailing club Bay Area Sailing Association, and charter company Sackett’s Sailing Center, we are a full service sailing organization.

Our home port at Watergate Marina in Kemah, Texas provides sailing courses certified by the American Sailing Association from Basic Keelboat sailing, to Advanced Coastal Cruising. Gain the confidence to crew or skipper boats to 30’ in our Basic Keelboat course, and to 50’ in our combined Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter courses. For the sailor that dreams of owning a boat and cruising the Caribbean or sailing the world, Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising are also offered. Click here to learn more about any of these courses. We offer our Basic Keelboat Class every weekend, and our Combo class most weekends.The Coastal Navigation course is offered the first weekend of the last month of each quarter.

Graduates will enjoy our exclusive free sailing and sailing club membership opportunities.

Since 2001, Bay Area Sailing School has won the ASA “School of the Year” award 2 times (2001,2002) and the “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award 5 times (2001,2004 & 2006) (2 in 2005). Only 25 of these awards are given nation wide each year with the winner decided by the thousands of new students who evaluate their schools and the instructors that trained them.

We want to teach you how to sail, and keep you sailing. On successful completion of the Basic Keelboat course graduates receive certificates for a free mentor sail of about 3 hours with an instructor, and a Free half day charter on a 27 ft.boat.  Our mentor sails (with several other graduates and an instructor aboard) and Free charters are on full size wheel steered boats instead of smaller tiller steered boats used at other schools.   You can take up to five of your friends or family with you on your Free charter. Our instructors will spend whatever time it takes to give you the confidence to take your friends sailing - with you at the helm. Note: The free mentor sail and charter are not offered at our  satellite  school.

At Bay Area Sailing School, your satisfaction is guaranteed. We want you to have fun, learn how to sail and tell your friends about us. If you're not satisfied - tell us. We'll give you the course over again, with a different instructor, FREE!

Use the navigation side bar on the left to learn more about all of our services. If you would like to enroll in a class, schedule a charter or just ask a question, please contact us at (281)334-4179

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ASA Certification Fee. $39.00 is included in our course fee.
Beginning Oct. 1 2007, ASA requires all schools to pay a $39.00 certification fee for first time students. This fee includes a one year membership in ASA and a one year subscription to Sailing Magazine.  .


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