Private Sailing Lessons

Everyone learns differently. We all have a special set of skills and attributes we bring to the table and we all have areas we would love to improve in. Whether it’s more time in close quarters running docking drills or learning to navigate by paper charts or night sailing or any of the endless things that can be encountered while cruising, sometimes what we all need is a little one on one time for it all to click and make sense. We can customize all manners of training to fit you and your unique needs.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Docking/Mooring
  • Close Quarter maneuvering
  • Sail Handling/Trim
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Coastal Navigation/Charting
  • Anchoring
  • Radar
  • Tides and Current Tables and Planning
  • Autopilot
  • Crew Overboard Rescue “Under moter & sail”
  • VHF Radio Protocol & Etiquette
  • Boating Apps and Websites
  • Passagemaking/Trip routing
  • Weather Prediction & Planning

Ready to sail with us?

Get in touch to learn more or schedule your sailing lesson

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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.