Sailing School

Sailing Lessons in Kemah

Learn to Sail With Windward SeaVenture!

Nothing beats the freedom of being out on the water sailing in Kemah, and with our sailing lessons, inexperience should not be a barrier. We offer sailing lessons for all comers, no matter your level of experience. Our classes are recognized by the American Sailing Association (ASA), so you know you are getting the comprehensive knowledge you need.

When you take your sailing lessons with Windward SeaVenture, you will benefit from small class sizes leading to more individualized attention, and there are plenty of future discounts on charters for class graduates. When it comes to learning to sail, why not learn from the best, so you can be too. On the bay, that means taking your classes at Windward SeaVenture.

There is a difference between ASA sailing schools, and at Windward SeaVenture Charters we believe we offer the best sailing school on the bay. Call us or come by our office for a visit!

If you would like to learn the joys of sailing in Houston or want a refresher, contact Windward SeaVenture to earn yourself a pair of sea legs or get the ones you already have back in shape again. You’ll be glad you did the minute you’re out on the water.

Call Us At 281-467-2279

Intro to Sailing

Pre-requisites: None

Course Description: This is a hands on experience will help those brand new to sailing get their feet wet! You will be aboard a 22′ Starwind tiller sailboat with a captain that will go over basic parts of the sailboat and how to handle a basic sailboat.  This is not a certification course.

Cost: $150.00/person

Length: 3 hours


ASA 101: Basic Keelboat

Pre-requisites: None

Beginner’s class for first time sailors or sailors who need a refresher on the basics.

Course Description: This is a beginners course for sailing newbies or those who want to revisit the basics. After completing this two-day introductory course, you will understand basic sailing terminology and know how to skipper a 30 foot keelboat in light to moderate winds. Since we use 32 to 34 foot pocket cruisers for this, you will learn how to handle a larger boat, preparing you adequately for more advanced classes.

Cost: $314.00/person (includes $39.00 ASA registration)

Length: 2 days

ASA 103 & 104 "Combo Class": Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering

Pre-requisites: ASA 101

Course Description: This combination class will teach you the more advanced techniques of basic coastal cruising and bareboat chartering. Note that this weekend course takes a full three days including two overnights, and the introductory ASA 101 course on basic keelboat skills is a pre-requisite. On completion, you will be well versed in everything you need to know for a coastal cruise.

Cost: $700.00/person

Length: 3 days, 2 nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

ASA 105: Coastal Navigation

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Description: In this 2 day classroom course, students will learn to be able to apply the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.  This is strictly course in the classroom with no on the water time or sailing skills practiced.

Cost: $365.00

Length: 2 day course

Minimum # of students needed for class: 3

ASA 106: Advanced Coastal Cruising

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Certification, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Course Description: In this 3 day course, students will learn to be able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any condition.

Cost: $760.00

Length: 3 day course

Minimum # of students needed for class: 3

ASA 114: Cruising Catamarans

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Certification, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Course Description: Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of catamaran structure, components and features, performance under sail and power, boat systems, seamanship and safety, heavy weather operation, and emergency response.

Cost: $600.00

Length: 2 day course

Minimum # of students needed for class: 3

ASA 118: Docking Endorsement

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Certification

Course Description: This specialized two-day course teaches you how to safely dock a sailboat with an inboard or outboard auxiliary engine. Doing this requires that you gain a comprehensive knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, steering, and the engine control system. You will learn how to use dock lines and the importance of crew communication and safety. This is a critical skill you do not want to be without. Note that the ASA 101 basic keelboat course is a pre-requisite as this course requires that you already have some basic sailing knowledge.

Cost: $345.00

Length: 2 day course

Minimum # of students needed for class: 3

Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Description: This is a specialized class for anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient on the water, save money on maintenance costs or just polish existing skills and knowledge.  This class consists of a comprehensive lecture and hands on class in which students will learn:

  • The principles of how a diesel engine works and engine operation
  • Basic maintenance “why & how”
  • Perform hands-on maintenance
  • When to call a qualified mechanic for more advanced troubleshooting and repairs

Cost: $135.00

Length: 1 day course

Minimum # of students needed for class: 3

Book Online or call 281-467-2279 to book over the phone!

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