Welcome to Erie Islands Sailing School
It is never too late to learn to sail. It is never too late to learn a skill that will last a lifetime.
Imagine the feeling of freedom as you glide through the water - powered only by Nature.
Located at the Sandusky Harbor Marina in Sandusky Bay, Erie Islands Sailing School is the ideal place to begin your sailing dream. The protected waters of Sandusky Bay offer the novice sailor a great place to learn the basics. The proximity of Lake Erie and the island destinations of Kelleys, the Bass Islands and Put-in-Bay offer fun and challenging sailing for those taking our Bareboat Chartering and Advanced Coastal Cruising classes. Although Sandusky Bay is the home port for the school, classes are also offered out of bases on Catawba Island and in Cleveland, OH.
Erie Islands Sailing School is the only American Sailing Association affiliate in Ohio. We are dedicated to promoting sailing education through a series of standards developed by the ASA beginning with the Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) followed by Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104), Coastal Navigation (ASA 105) and Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106) certifications. In addition we offer the Catamaran Cruising (ASA 114) and Docking (ASA 118) endorsements.
In addition to ASA Certification classes, we also offer private lessons, new boat owner orientation, charters, sunset cruises and team building events.
All Instructors with Erie Islands Sailing School hold US Coast Guard Captain's licenses and are Certified Sailing Instructors with the American Sailing Association.
Do you want to take your passion for sailing to the next level?
Become an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor! We will offer the ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic beginning May 12, 2016