- 55 Ratings
Two Day Basic Keelboat Lesson on Galveston Bay
Sail along the Galveston Bay during a two day sailing lesson, giving you the tools and techniques to properly steer and control a boat on your own.
What You Will Do
- Gain extensive sailing experience that will grant you more knowledge and control when sailing on the open waters
- Coast along the bay on a Colgate 26 sail boat without heavy supervision to allow you to feel more confident on your own
- Be presented with a certificate for three hour Skipper Skill Building class
- Enjoy a complimentary 4 hour charter on a sailboat similar to what you sailed on during your class
- Basic keelboat lesson
- Sailing Made Easy Book
- Log Book
- Piece of line
Please read the text materials you receive before your class dates to get the most out of your sailing lessons.
Once deposit is received, reservation is considered firm. If you cancel 30 days before your session, your reservation is 95% refundable (5% penalty for administration charges is non-refundable).
- 55 Ratings
Instructor was knowledgeable and very competent. His teaching method was very laid back and made me feel comfortable. He didn't ever lose his cool or yell or act as if I should already know something and that made it easy to learn. Everything was clearly taught and we had lots of opportunity to do everything until I felt comfortable with the new skills.
The captain was very good, the class went smoothly and the sailing was fun.
Loved it! Great instructors that explained everything and answered all questions. Ample time on the water per person. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get Certified!
The instructors were very good and had great personalities. They did everything possible to work around the weather. We ended up wet but we finished with smiles and a great experience.
I found the class to be fast paced but complete. The sailing time was very enjoyable with well maintain equipment.
As a beginner, our instructor was very helpful and extremely patient with the whole group. Anybody thinking about taking the ASA 101 (or any ASA course) should definitely read/study the book provided and maybe watch some “how-to” sailing videos. It was a little challenging (like most rewarding things in life), but with a little practice time on the water it would quickly become an awesome experience for you and your family. What was most helpful to me was the the little learning tips provided on how to remember certain rules and the operation of the sailboat. I definitely plan on taking my ASA 103 and 104. If your thinking about learning how to sail, don’t wait, time and tide waits for no one ⛵️
Disorganized check in process the first day. Our Captain was nice but seemed inexperienced. Lecture skills were average. Our Captain needs to work on guiding inexperienced students through maneuvers on the boat to avoid confusion and errors. I would still return but request a different captain with honed teaching skills
Had a great time with you guys. I look forward to coming back for the 103 and 104 courses.
Staff is open and inviting to everyone. Flexible in how they approach each student. (Our class had ages 10 to 50+) The overall atmosphere is one of camaraderie and enjoyment of sailing. I got the feeling that everyone at the school is there because they enjoy sailing and enjoy teaching sailing not just because it’s their job. I’ve already booked 103/104 combo class. A big thanx to all
The class was very well organized and the instructors were awesome. I am glad that I chose South Coast Sailing to begin my sailing training. I will definitely be back to take 103/104 and continue my training beyond that. Thanks to all of the staff at South Coast Sailing for your time and support this weekend.
I was impressed with the knowledge and education of the instructors. This course is really designed for people of all ages and it does not require previous sailing experience. Great experience! In addition, the people taking the course were fantastic! I can say that in 2 days I made good friends!
Amazing classroom environment paired with an excellent hands-on experience. Can't be beat!
Capt Lori did a terrific job instructing the 101 basic keelboat class. My wife was a first time sailor so the amount of material to learn was a bit of challenge but she did pass the test! It's a lot of material to put into a 2 day course but I felt it was the right balance of class room and sail time. If your taking the class, try to complete the 4 tests in the book prior to coming to class and it will be much easier on you. Clear Skies, joesky
Excellent teaching staff, boats were in good condition, good accommodation choices and a great location in Kemah.
Absolutely friendly and knowledgeable. Felt very inviting and will be back for future classes.
Great people, very patient and knowledgeable. The study guide is very well put together and easy to follow.
Captain Damm just perfect, the Colgate 26 a great boat to learn from, equipment and boat all well maintained, professional yet relaxed atmosphere, ASA course and material well done, putting 3 to a boat facilitates learning as both skipper and crew
Class was great. Captain was AWESOME. Staff was great. I learned everything I needed to go sailing. 100% happy with all aspects of the experience.
The South Coast Sailing ASA 101 course was top notch. The classroom setup and visual aids were excellent and the instructor very knowledgeable. Very nice facilities and I enjoyed sailing the Colgate 26.
It's amazing how much you can learn about sailing within few hours with an experienced professional like Captain Jon. I am looking forward to attend the next level classes after practicing the level of knowledge gained at this ASA101 basic sailing class. Thanks again!
Knowledgeable and friendly instructor, great equipment, convenient marina.
Trip was a fantastic instructor, and the SCS staff was helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Can't wait to return to SCS for the next course!