Adult Sail Training

Adult Sail Training Programs at AYC

Whether you are new to sailing or looking to improve your skills, the Sail Training program at the Austin Yacht Club has something for everyone. Our programs provide the opportunity for adults to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to enjoy the sport of sailing!

  1. Adult Sail Training Clinics
  2. Smallboat Introduction to Sailing Series
  3. ASA Sailing Classes
  4. Private Lessons

If you have any questions, or want more information;

Send an Email to AYC’s Sail Training Commander

Adult Clinics

AYC offers a variety of half-day and full-day clinics for beginning to advanced level sailors. Our clinics are designed to educate sailors through both classroom discussion and hands-on training on the water.

Upcoming Clinics 

Smallboat Introduction to Sailing Series

The Austin Yacht Club offers a Smallboat Introduction to Sailing Series during the the fall and spring. During this class, students sail in our fleet of Flying Juniors (FJs). This class is geared towards adults, and is open to all skill levels, from beginners with no sailing experience to more accomplished sailors just looking to experience dinghy sailing. For Junior Sailing information, please visit our Junior Sailing Program page. Our Sailing Series classes are held Sunday mornings from 11am-1pm. Each series will feature five days of sailing.



American Sailing Association (ASA) Certification

The Austin Yacht Club is an accredited American Sailing Association (ASA) School. Through ASA, our certified instructors can provide you with a progressive sailing certification experience.

To read about all the ASA Training available at the Austin Yacht Club, please visit our ASA Trainning at AYC page.

Private Lessons

If you cannot find a training option that fits your needs and schedule, or if you prefer a more private approach, AYC offers private lessons that can be scheduled at your convenience! Whatever your needs are, our US Sailing certified instructors will work with you to create a training experience that’s right for you.

Per Person Hourly Rate

 # of Students

 Hourly Cost Per Person

1 Person


2-4 People


Lessons for groups of 4 or more may be arranged upon request.

Email the Sailing Commander to schedule your private lessons.