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Don’t just learn how to sail… Become a sailor! 

Learning how to sail is fun and rewarding, but the ultimate reward comes from the freedom, relaxation, and memories of spending time out on the water – whether it is a day sail, a week vacation, or years aboard a boat of your own. At Black Rock, we can teach you how to sail; but our goal is to make you a sailor. We teach you the skills you need to enjoy sailing, to safely explore new destinations, and to create memories with family and friends. Through our ASA certifications, seasonal sailing club, and charter trips, you will gain the confidence to truly enjoy what sailing offers.

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It is a simple fact: “Not all sailing schools are created equal.” It takes years of full-time sailing and teaching to acquire the knowledge base, skills, and techniques needed to be a true professional.  The best racers or distance cruisers are not necessarily the best instructors. Being a successful sailing instructor requires both strong sailing skills AND incredible teaching skills.

At Black Rock Sailing School, you will notice a difference. Our instructors are not only experienced professionals, they also care about your goals and progress. We teach a few students at a time on some excellent training boats, offering an extremely high level of instruction. This commitment to excellence has already been recognized by the American Sailing Association as Outstanding School 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 as well as Outstanding Instructor 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2 staff), 2015, 2016 (x2 staff), 2018, & 2019.

Please take time to read our instructor bios to see why our teaching staff is best prepared to help you reach your goals!