Serious training for cruising sailors, and those who want to be

Private Sailing School

A student receives navigation training from Captain Jaye

All courses offered at Blue Water Sailing School are also available on a private basis. Only you, your family and friends will be onboard with the instructor. This option is very popular with couples and families. It’s especially good for families with younger children.

Private School Courses and Schedule

The classes offered via Private School are the same as the standard courses, but we can also customize a program to match your specific needs. We offer an unlimited choice of courses and schedules:

  Oct 15 – July 11 July 12 – Oct 14
Fort Lauderdale / Miami (monohull) $7,995 $6,995
Fort Lauderdale (catamaran) $9,495 $8,995
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (catamaran) $9,495 N/A
  Nov 5 – July 15 July 16 – Nov 5
Virgin Islands (monohull) $6,995 N/A
Virgin Islands (catamaran) $11,495 N/A
Newport, RI N/A $6,995

Pricing Details

All Private School prices are based on Course A - Basic to Bareboat Chartering (ASA 101, 103, 104) or Course A Catamaran (ASA 101, 103, 104, 114). Advanced courses are also available through the Private School program. Please inquire.

Fort Lauderdale / Miami - Monohull Course

Price is total for two persons and is all inclusive: boat, instructor, provisions, running expenses, books and certification fees, and sales tax. Price is based on an approximately 35 – 38 ft monohull. For larger groups, larger boats are available, please inquire.

Fort Lauderdale - Catamaran Course

Price is total for up to four persons and is all inclusive: boat, instructor, provisions, running expenses, books and certification fees, and sales tax. Rates are based on a 37 ft catamaran. Larger boats available at a premium.

Marsh Harbour - Catamaran Course

Price is total for up to four persons and is all inclusive: boat, instructor, provisions, running expenses, books and certification fees, and sales tax. Rates are based on a 37 ft catamaran.

Virgin Islands - Monohull Course

Price is total for two persons and is all inclusive: boat, instructor, provisions, running expenses, books and certification fees, and sales tax. Rates are based on a 43 ft monohull.

Virgin Islands - Catamaran Course

Price is total for up to four persons and is all inclusive: boat, instructor, provisions, running expenses, books and certification fees, and sales tax. Rates are based on a 44 ft catamaran. Also, unique to this course, price includes captain/instructor and chef.

Newport - Monohull Course

Price is total for four persons and is all inclusive: boat, instructor, provisions, running expenses, books and certification fees, and sales tax. Rates are based on a 43 ft monohull.

Private Lessons on Your Own Yacht

Private Instruction is also available on your own yacht. This is the most personalized instruction we offer. Training is customized to your needs and may take place over a day, a week, or longer. Learn to sail, prepare to cruise, learn Gulf Stream strategies and more. Please inquire as to rates and availability.

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