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 and Semi Private Coaching

If you have any questions, or want more information;

Send an Email to AYC’s Sailing Program Director

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. We are also now offering our monthly webinar’s so stay tuned each month!

Upcoming Clinics 

Small boat Introduction to Sailing Series

The Austin Yacht Club offers a Small boat 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 Training at AYC page.

Private and Semi-Private Coaching

If you cannot find a training option that fits your needs and schedule, or if you prefer a more of a one to one approach, AYC now offers private and semi-private coaching that can be scheduled at your convenience! We offer these lessons on dinghies as well as onboard coaching for keelboats. Whatever your needs are, our US Sailing certified instructors will work with you to create a training experience that’s right for you.

Semi-private lessons take place in small groups of 2-4 sailors.

Dinghy private and semi-private lessons:

Private lessons are $40/hour and semi-private lessons are $35/hour per person.

Save $20 if you register for the 8-hour bundle.

Please fill out the Dinghy Private and Semi-Private Lesson form if you are interested.

Onboard keelboat coaching:

The onboard keelboat lessons are $40/hour per boat.

Save $20 if you register for the 8-hour bundle.

Please fill out the Onboard Coaching form if you are interested.