Sailing School

Sailing School in Kemah

Windward SeaVenture: 281-467-2279

Learn to Sail!

Windward SeaVenture Charters is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing school.  This means our certifications are recognized throughout the United States and most regions of the world.  We have the best instructors with several of them being voted “Instructor of the Year” for 2002, 2005, 2006 & 2013.  All of our captains are USCG licensed captains and have been sailing for 15+ years.

We offer ASA classes 101 – 106 and offer a discount to you on charters for one year from your date of completion of any class with no monthly club fee or dues.  We limit our class sizes so you will have more individual attention by the captain.  We also offer private sailing lessons to suit your schedule.

All of our boats have biminis (covered cockpits) to provide shade during your lessons.  There are also restroom facilities aboard all of our boats.

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.

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: Students will learn to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. They will gain knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

This sail training is aboard 31′ to 34′ pocket cruisers.  On our pocket cruisers, you will experience the feel of a larger boat and get a better understanidng of sailing dynamics over smaller “day sailers.”  This in turn prepares you for the next level of ASA courses.

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: Students will learn to skipper a sloop-rigged inboard engine sailboat of approximately 40 feet in length during a coastal cruise in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, cruising sailboat terminology, boat systems, inboard engine operation, maintenance procedures, docking procedures, intermediate and advanced sail trim, navigation rules, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, mooring with multiple anchors, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship, and dinghy/tender operation.

Cost: $699.00/person

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


ASA 118: Docking Endorsement

Pre-Requisites: ASA 101 Basic Keel Boat Certification

Course Description: In this 2 day course, students will have an in depth study & practice to be able to safely and efficiently dock an auxiliary powered (single inboard or outboard engine) sailboat. Knowledge of basic auxiliary power theory, engine and steering controls, proper use of dock lines, crew communication and safety.

Cost: $345.00

Length: 2 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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