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.

Our awards:

Best School

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.

Best Courses

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.

Best Instructors

Our 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 is 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 live-aboard course.

Best Charter Boats

Our modern, well-maintained fleet is available for daily rental or 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 of the most convenient, fun, and affordable programs on the Chesapeake Bay. Many of our sailing club members continue the fun on our winter Caribbean flotillas!

The Best Locations

Our homeport is Safe Harbor Zahnisers 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 can access the pristine SHZ facilities. Our Winter courses in the Caribbean are second to none.

Best Community

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 requirements means you can rely on us throughout your sailing continuum. Our consultancy and boat delivery programs provide you with a further advantage.

See our Testimonials or visit to see why we have the most comprehensive sailing program available!

Take your sailing to the next level with Sail Solomons!

Sailing Club

Our ever-popular Sailing Club gives members access to the daysailer or cruising fleet for low cost and stress-free sailing. Members enjoy social events, crew networking, discounts on courses, Caribbean flotillas and much more!

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