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 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.

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 Coaching

If you cannot find a training option that fits your needs and schedule, or if you prefer a more private approach, AYC offers private coaching 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

$40 each

Lessons for groups of 5 or more may be arranged upon special request.

Get started by completing your Personal Coaching Request.  After you are assigned an instructor and sort out a schedule with your instructor, please return here to complete your Payment for Personal Coaching in advance of the lesson.

When instruction is completed, instructors can complete the Instructor Payment Request