SailTime Tampa Bay Sailing School is in the top 1% in terms of the quality of our yachts. Our young Sailing Fleet has more extras than any other ASA (American Sailing Association) sailing school. We promise to give you a quality experience unlike any any other ASA sailing school. Our boats always smell fresh with Electric Flush, Fresh Water Heads, Air-Conditioning and even DirecTV! The yacht you choose to sail on will give you a wonderful and comfortable experience to remember.

SailTime Tampa Bay Sailing School will provide private instruction at a time that is convenient for YOU... Our SailTime Tampa Bay coaches will act like the Pro at the local golf club. Our goal is to be available to you for private coaching lessons on your private yacht. 

OUR GUARANTEE: No matter if you are a novice or already have  experience - we guarantee to make you 100% comfortable and confident in your ability to bring your friends, family and work colleagues out safely and competently on whatever size yacht you decide to sail.

SailTime Tampa Bay Sailing School American Sailing Association Approved and Certified - located in St Petersburg.

Our Sailing School will give you a dream experience. Learn to sail on one of our well equipped luxurious and sweet smelling yachts.

(Don't make the mistake of sailing on a smelly old boat and never sailing again.) 


Training Options. Call/Email for quote

Option 1 - "Fun Day Sailing with SailTime Tampa Bay"

This is a one day program. You will meet with our Trainer and enjoy a nice day sailing on the water. We can even offer sail training, giving you basic understanding of why sailing is popular for all ages & backgrounds. Our goal is to put fun into sailing by making your sailing dream a reality. Refreshments will be supplied during the sail, you simply turn up relax and feel special during a day to remember. No Stress, just lots of Fun!

  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 1 day
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor/Captain
  • Bring as many as five other people
  • Sandwiches, soft drinks and water
  • Fun, Sun & Relaxation
  • Sailboat size 32 or 36
  • Sailboat upgrade to 44DS or 50

Option 2 - ASA 101, 2 Day Course.        - Basic Keel Boat Course -

(101) Learn terminology, equipment, sailing theory, points of sail, crew communication, crew overboard recovery, knots, traffic rules, with emphasis on docking and safety.

  • Two Day course
  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 2 days
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 2 days
  • ASA 101 Certification including textbook
  • ASA 1 year Membership & registration
  • ASA Sailing Log Book
  • Sailboat Size 32 or 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the boat for an evening and sleep over,
  • Upgrade 2 - Bring a second person or more.

Option 3 - ASA 103, 2 Day Course.        - Coastal Cruising Course -

(103) Sailor learns to cruise safely in local and regional waters, as both skipper and crew, Learn Coast Guard equipment requirements, emergency handling, anchoring equipment and techniques, sail handling and reefing, chart reading, docking, weather and much more. (ASA 101 required.)

  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 2 days
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 2 days
  • ASA 103 Certification including textbook
  • Sailboat Size 32 or 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the boat for an evening and sleep over,
  • Upgrade 2 - Bring a second person or more
  • Upgrade 3 -Sail a larger yacht 44DS or 50.

Option 4 - ASA 118, 2 Day Course.      - Advanced Docking Endorsement -

(118) This course which teaches docking skills. Basic theory is explained along with hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats safely and efficiently without damage or injury.

  • Two Day course
  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 2 days
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 2 days
  • ASA 118 Certification including textbook
  • Sailboat Size 32 or 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the boat for an evening and sleep over,
  • Upgrade 2 - Bring a second person or more,
  • Upgrade 3 -Learn on a larger yacht 44DS or 50 with Bow Thrusters.

Option 5 - ASA 104, 4 day Course.           - BAREBOAT Cruising Course -

(104) This course includes knowledge of onboard systems including minor engine troubleshooting, fuel, cooling and electrical systems, the head, and safe use of the galley. Practice piloting, navigation, anchoring, docking, cruise planning, VHF radio use and other skills required for coastal cruising or island hopping. (ASA 101/103 required.)

  • Four Day Course
  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 4 Days/3 Nights 
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 4 days/3 nights
  • ASA 104 Certification including textbook
  • Sailboat Size 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the boat for one additional evening the day before the course starts,
  • Upgrade 2 - Bring a second person or +,
  • Upgrade 3 -Sail a larger yacht 44DS or 50

Option 6 - ASA 105, 1 Day (Test Out) or 4 Day Trip Course.
     - Coastal Navigation Course -

Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard, however we do offer this course assigned with a 4 day/3 night trip available on request.

Design the Course for you... Select one of our Combo Courses. Combo courses are more popular than the standard ASA Options.

Combo 1 - ASA 101 & 103 (Combo) - (Coastal Cruising Course) 3 Days

Our 2nd most Popular Course

  • Three Day Course
  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 3 days 
  • Private instruction with on-board ASA Instructor Captain for 3 days 
  • ASA 101 & 103 Certification including textbook Sailboat size 32 or 36 
  • ASA 1 Year Membership & Registration
  • ASA Sailing Log Book
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the yacht for the evenings and sleep over,
  • Upgrade 2 - Bring a second person or +,
  • Upgrade 3 -Sail a larger yacht 44DS or 50

Combo 2 - ASA 101, 103 & 118 (Combo) - 4 Days

  • Four Day Course
  • Chartering a Luxury Sailboat for 4 days 
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 3 days 
  • ASA 101, 103 & 118  Certification including textbooks
  • Sailboat size 32 or 36 
  • ASA 1 Year Membership & Registration
  • ASA Sailing Log Book
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the yacht for the evenings and sleep over,
  • Upgrade 2 - Bring a second person or +,
  • Upgrade 3 -Sail a larger yacht 44DS or 50 (good for the 118 part as you will learn docking with Bow Thruster techniques)

Combo 3 - ASA 101, 103 & 104 (Combo) - (Basic Keel Boat, Coastal Cruising Course & BAREBOAT Cruising).

This is our most Popular Combo Course

  • Six Day Course (this can be 6 days back-to- back or split up 2 days back-to-back and then 4 days-back-to-back)
  • Chartering Sailboat for 6 days and 3 nights
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 6 days/3 nights
  • ASA 101, 103 & 104 Certification including textbooks
  • ASA 1 year Membership and registration
  • ASA Sailing Log Book
  • Sailboat Size 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter yacht for an addition evenings during the 101/103 part (get settled on-board before the 104 trip part)
  • Upgrade 2 - Upgrade the boat size for the final 4 days, 44DS or 50
  • Upgrade 3 - Bring a second person or more.

Combo 4 - ASA 103 & 104 (Combo) - (Coastal Cruising Course & BAREBOAT Cruising).

Must be 101 Certified

  • Six Day Course (this can be 6 days back-to- back or split up 2 days back-to-back and then 4 days-back-to-back)
  • Chartering Sailboat for 6 days/3 nights
  • Private instruction with on-board ASA Instructor Captain for 6 days/3 nights
  • ASA 103 & 104 Certification including textbook
  • Sailboat Size 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter yacht for an addition evenings during the 103 part (get settled on-board before the 104 trip part)
  • Upgrade 2 - Upgrade the boat size for the final 4 days, 44DS or 50
  • Upgrade 3 - Bring a second person or more.

Combo 5 - ASA 101, 103, 104 & 118 (Combo) - (Basic Keel Boat, Coastal Cruising Course & BAREBOAT Cruising with Advanced Docking).

This is our 3rd most popular course

  • Six Day Course (this can be 6 days back-to- back or split up 2 days back-to-back and then 4 days-back-to-back)
  • Chartering Sailboat for 6 days/3 nights
  • Private instruction with on-board ASA Instructor Captain for 6 days/3 nights
  • ASA 101, 103, 104 & 118 Certification including textbooks
  • ASA 1 year Membership and registration
  • ASA Sailing Log Book
  • Sailboat Size 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter yacht for an addition evenings during the 101/103 part (get settled on board before the 104 trip part)
  • Upgrade 2 - Upgrade the boat size for the final 4 days, 44DS or 50 (good for the 118 part as you will learn docking with Bow Thruster techniques)
  • Upgrade 3 - Bring a second person or more.

Additional Days - Simply sign up for more days with us no matter what course you are doing.

Unlike other sailing schools, we offer one-on-one training. This means it will just be you or your group and your, private trainer and a sailboat all to yourself. This way you can feel relaxed, knowing that you gain everything that is being taught which gives you true understanding of the processes involved in sailing competently on a good size sailing yacht.

A Message from our Lead Instructor

"Having been with SailTime Tampa Bay since 2004 as their Senior Sailing Instructor, I have watched this concept in sailing flourish.
 

Members, customers & students enjoy well-maintained boats and planned activities.

There is a family atmosphere here at SailTime Tampa Bay.

It continues to be a pleasure for me to work with SailTime Tampa Bay and the highlight for me continues to be teaching the necessary skills for sailing to new and existing students.
 
I look forward to training and getting to know each and every one of you."
 
Captain Robert G. Vance
 

Combo 6 - ASA 103, 104 & 118 (Combo) - (Coastal Cruising Course & BAREBOAT Cruising with Advanced Docking).

Must be 101 Certified

  • Six Day Course (this can be 6 days back-to- back or split up 2 days back-to-back and then 4 days-back-to-back)
  • Chartering Sailboat for 6 days and 3 nights
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 6 days/3 nights
  • ASA 103, 104 & 118 Certification including textbooks
  • Sailboat Size 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter the boat for addition evenings the before the courses starts
  • Upgrade 2 - Upgrade the boat size for the final 4 days, 44DS or 50 (good for the 118 part as you will learn docking with Bow Thruster techniques)
  • Upgrade 3 - Bring a second person or more.

Combo 7 - ASA 104 & 118 (Combo) - (Coastal Cruising Course & BAREBOAT Cruising with Advanced Docking).

Must be 101 & 103 Certified

  • Five Day Course (this can be 5 days back-to- back or split up 1 day and then 4 days-back-to-back)
  • Chartering Sailboat for 5 days and 3 nights
  • Private instruction with onboard ASA Instructor Captain for 6 days/3 nights
  • ASA 104 & 118 Certification including textbooks
  • Sailboat Size 36
  • Upgrade 1 - Charter yacht for an addition evenings during the 103 part (get settled on-board before the 104 trip part)
  • Upgrade 2 - Upgrade the boat size for the final 4 days, 44DS or 50 (good for the 118 part as you will learn docking with Bow Thruster techniques)
  • Upgrade 3 - Bring a second person or more.
 
"...Beyond the professionalism and quality we had expected, and received, we were very impressed with the measures we saw that went “above and beyond” what we expected:  allowing us to stay aboard the night before our training began, and the night of our return; the wine and beer in the fridge upon our arrival; unencumbered use of the marina facility; and treatment by yourself and your staff as if we were part of your regular community..."
 
One of our Happy Students visiting from Wickford, RI