Outer Banks American Sailing School

in Key West, FL

Learn to Sail and get qualified to charter in Paradise





Email us to find out how much money you will save by taking your sailing classes on you own sailboat.


Sailshare has ASA instructors available for your Sailing School needs in Key West, Floridaand in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. The Sailing School offers a certification that is recognised worldwide. No experience is necessary - the courses are great either for novices who have never set foot aboard a yacht before, or for more experienced sailors looking for a formal qualification. Families and singles are welcome.







Course 101 - Basic Keelboat

Course 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising

Course 104 - Intermediate Coastal Cruising (Bareboat Certification)





The courses operate every week of the year and run from Sunday morning through the following Friday morning. Guests should plan on flying into Key West, Miami or Ft Lauderdale or driving down on Saturday and returning the following Friday. For the first night we recommend the Banyan Tree Resort (downtown on Whitehead St, just one block off Duval (the entrtainment District). or check the availability of staying overnight on the yacht. We can arrange for the Sailshare Shuttle to bring you to our marina the following morning after breakfast.

After meeting the Instructor and an orientation and safety briefing, the yacht will sail for places like the local scenic Sand Cay, Looe Key, Boca Grande, the Marquesas, Wysteria Key and then back to Key West - around 80 miles round-trip with relatively short (1 to 4 hours) sailing times between the islands.






$ 1,499 per person (based upon 4 students)





Fully equipped yacht with ASA Instructor, shared private stateroom,
Syllabus book and ASA Log Book
 Examinations & Certification



Not Included:

Taxi transfers between the airport & our marina
 Optional Instructor Gratuity
 Instructor's Meals

Fuel Consumed

Get your Textbooks now and prepare for your courses

Textbook for ASA Courses 101 Basic Keelboat

Textbook for ASA Course 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

Textbook for ASA Course 104 Bareboat Cruising

Charter a Yacht and Save

Charter the size and type of yacht on your vacation schedule, hire an ASA Instructor for you and your friends for only $225 per day (plus meals) . If you have 2 or more students, you can save money over the single student price.




The Yachts vary in size but are generally in the 40-foot range, fully equipped with dinghy/motor, refrigeration, linens and towels, stereo system, fully-equipped galley with barbecue, snorkel gear and all safety equipment. Guests will have their own private stateroom and either private or shared bathroom facilities. 

There will be a maximum number of 4 students plus the Instructor.

Guests/students are expected to assist in preparation of meals. Evening meals may be prepared on board or taken ashore.




Sailing School Charter Special

Charter one of our Bareboats; hire your own private ASA Instructor and get up to four sailors certified.* All four do not have to be at the same level.

For example, you charter the Beneteau 430 for a week for $3600 and add an ASA Instructor for $1750 ($250 per day for 7 days). That's a total of only $5350 plus provisioning costs for 4 to get ASA certified. That is just $1437.50 for 7 days instead of $1500 for 5 days.

More than 4 guests may be on board your charter, but the maximum that an ASA Instructor can handle is four students.

During a typical ASA Instructional week, there is time for swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, going ashore, exploring the islands and beaches.

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1107 Key Plz #329
Key West, FL 33040-4077


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