Why Sail Solomons?
Sail Solomons is the best sailing school in the USA. You will not find a better or more comprehensive sailing package anywhere.
- Best School – Awarded ASA Outstanding School every year from 2008 through 2012 – more than any school on the Chesapeake Bay
- Best Instructors – All are ASA-certified Instructors and USCG licensed Captains. Awarded “ASA Outstanding Instructor” from 2007 through 2013.
- Best Boats – our fleet of Catalina daysailers and Beneteau and Jeanneau cruising boats are perfect for sail training and chartering.
Sail Solomons has been recognized by the American Sailing Association as “ASA Outstanding School” every year from 2008 through 2012, when the award was discontinued by ASA. Sail Solomons has been officially recognized with more awards than any school on the Chesapeake Bay.
Each course is carefully designed to develop and build upon sailing skills and theory, and each flows progressively through the ASA standards. We keep our class size small – just 2 – 4 students – to ensure each student receives plenty of personal attention, quality experience and valuable time on the helm. Our courses include Introductory and Basic Keelboat, all levels of Cruising, Catamaran, Docking, Navigation and Weather.
Our racing and cruising and chartering experience enables us to target the training to our student’s particular requirements. We truly love our jobs, but we take our sailing seriously so you will be safe on the water.
Our four professional Instructors are boat owners who have been sailing most of their adult lives. They have a passion for sailing and love to share it. They have won more awards than any other East Coast sailing school, including ASA Outstanding Instructor from 2007 through 2013. All our Instructors are US Coast Guard licensed Captains and ASA-certified Instructors. Our in-house Instructor Evaluator provides regular continuation training for our instructors, keeping them abreast of new techniques and requirements. This ensures that we teach consistently and adapt to your individual learning styles. Additionally, our Instructors are published authors of many technical sailing articles. They are recognized as contributors to the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising textbook, and ASA selected Sail Solomons as the primary writers for the ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising textbook.
Best Training Boats
Immaculately maintained, our fleet of four Catalina basic training keelboats are easy to control and a pleasure to sail. Our larger Beneteau and Jeanneau cruising boats are fully equipped with the latest gear, providing the perfect platform for a multi-day liveaboard course.
Best Charter Boats
Our modern, well-maintained fleet is available for either daily rental or for longer charters. We work hard to ensure that everything is ready for your enjoyment, and offer personalized service.
Best Sailing Club
Our Sailing Club is one the most convenient, fun and affordable programs to be found on the Chesapeake Bay. Many of our sailing club members continue the fun on our winter Caribbean flotillas!
The Best Locations
Our homeport is Zahniser’s Yachting Center, one of the premier marinas on the East Coast and voted “Best on the Bay” by Chesapeake Bay magazine. Students, club members and charter guests have full access to the pristine ZYC facilities. Our Winter courses in the Caribbean are second to none.
Sail Solomons is deeply involved with the Solomons community, and is active on the Board of the Solomons Business Association to promote tourism and business development. Your stay in Solomons will be exceptional!
Best Overall Program
Our ability to work with you and provide a package tailored to your exact requirements means you can rely on us throughout your sailing continuum. Our consultancy and boat delivery programs provide you with a further advantage.
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Take your sailing to the next level with Sail Solomons!