Sailing Lessons

ASA certified instructor, Captain Shawn Owen helps students of all skill levels become confident and safe sailors. With decades of experience teaching snowboarding and music, Shawn has a laid back, positive attitude and a passion for sailing and seamanship that will be contagious when you sail with us.

Introduction to Sailing

Never sailed but still got that itch? We can help you scratch it!

Introduction to Sailing

4 hours // 1 - 3 people

If you’ve never sailed before and are interested in trying it out to see what all the fuss is about, our Intro to Sailing class may be the perfect way to give it a shot. We offer a 4-hour hands-on-the-water class where we introduce you to basic sailing skills such as terminology, line work with basic knots, sail trim on each “point of sail”, tacking/jibing, reefing, and then returning safely to the dock. Rent the boat for your private group of up to 3 or come alone and join some other first timers for some fun and educational time on the water!

Private Instruction

Interested in one on one training? Or maybe you want to get you and your crew up to speed before an upcoming charter? We can customize private instruction for up to 4 people for an extremely competitive rate.

Learn On Your Boat

New boat owner needing insurance checkout or just looking to brush up skills on your own boat? We offer instruction and certifications aboard your boat to maximize benefit and personal knowledge of your vessel.

ASA Courses

The American Sailing Association is a national and global leader in sailing education and bareboat chartering certifications. We offer ASA Courses 101-106, as well as the 114 catamaran certification.

Ready to sail with us?

Get in touch to learn more or schedule your sailing lesson

captain shawn with sunset on a boat

Captain Shawn

Meet Your Instructor

Captain Shawn has extensive experience teaching solos, couples and families how to operate their vessels safely and enjoyably sail, both inland and in offshore situations. With more than 20,000 nautical miles of offshore yacht deliveries between the Chesapeake Bay and deep into the southern Caribbean Sea, dozens of private charters and ASA certifications, Cap. Shawn has the experience and knowledge of how to keep safe in all situations. He has taught many novice and intermediate sailors the skills and confidence necessary to excel in numerous sailing conditions and situations and can do the same for you.