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
Almost 9000 certifications since 1999
This beautiful 1995 Beneteau 321 is for sale by owner because he is being transferred. Sandy has air conditioning, stackpak mainsail, and a roomy cockpit.  Owner is asking $42,000. We would love to have Sandy in our fleet. Call us and we will put you in contact with the owner.

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Call us at 281.334.4179        We are located a mile west of Kemah 

                      Fall Sale:  $25 off of ASA 101
    $75 off the Combo Course (ASA 103 and ASA 104) through                                            October 23.

The ASA 101 course has space available every weekend including this upcoming weekend,  October 29-30.

The Combo course (ASA 103 and ASA 104) is offered every weekend. We have over 50 combo courses every year.
Space available 11/4-6,11/11-11/13,11/18-11/20, and 11/25-27.
November is some of the best sailing in our area without the humidity.

ASA 105 Navigation Course for November 5-6 has two spaces available.

Deposit locks in the savings until you are ready to schedule the class.

Join Bay Area Sailing Association for one year for $300  by October 31 Receive One Free charter after one paid charter
       Free charter to be used by December 31, 2016.

*These discounts are not to be combined with any other discounts except for the group of four person discount which is additional $25 per person.
We are looking for sailboats 27 feet to 43 feet for the fleet.
We now have floating docks with finger piers on both sides of each slip  

We have over 500 ASA graduates every year and need more boats to meet the demand.  
Charter revenue will usually pay for slip and insurance. 
Possible tax advantages.

Call us for details

Gift Certificates Available for Sailing Courses and Charters/Boat Rentals.  We will email the gift certificate to you so you do not have to wait on the mail or come by our office. 

Updated October 22, 2016

 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 session of about 4 hours with an instructor, and a Free half day charter on a 27 ft.boat.  Our mentor session (with several other graduates and an instructor aboard) We also offer private Mentor Sessions where you will not share the boat or instructor with other students. The private Mentor Sessions will allow time for at least two hours of sailing. The private Mentor Sessions are $250 and you can bring family or friends with you (up to four).
You will still have your free Mentor Session on Saturday morning to use.

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 session 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

Go to FAQs (Frequently asked Questions)

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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