SAILING COURSES

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed introduction to reef sailing or you want to zip through your American Sailing Association certificates, the Sailing Academy offers expert tuition for you.

Whichever course you choose, the Sailing Academy will be a highlight to your stay at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond. Step straight from the manicured lawns of the Inn to the moorings on the Miles River. Come home each day to gourmet cuisine, a drink by the fire and a sumptuous suite for a good night’s rest.

Book your stay and Sailing Academy course together and you’ll enjoy up to 20% off our Best Available Rate plus daily breakfast for two in Stars.

Learn to sail in a weekend

This two-day course is a relaxed, fun escape. You need no prior sailing experience and will learn all the basics to sail a smaller yacht safely.

Tuition covers:
  • Basic sailing terminology
  • Parts and functions
  • Helm commands
  • Basic sail trim
  • Points of sail
  • Buoyage
  • Seamanship and safety
  • Basic navigation rules
Course details:
  • Daily tuition from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Course materials provided
  • Up to four students per vessel
  • Course takes place on the Midnight Star

Learn to Sail Basic Keelboat - Three-day ASA 101

A three-day course to take you through all the basics required for the ASA 101 qualification. You’ll take the certification test at the end of the two days’ tuition.

Tuition covers:
  • Basic sailing terminology
  • Parts and functions
  • Helm commands
  • Basic sail trim
  • Points of sail
  • Buoyage
  • Seamanship and safety
  • Basic navigation rules
Course details:
  • Daily tuition from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Textbook and logbook provided
  • ASA 101 certification test included
  • Up to four students per vessel
  • Course takes place on the Midnight Star or Star Light

Learn to Sail Basic Keelboat & Cruising - Five-day combo ASA 103

This five-day course takes you from absolute beginner to completing the American Sailing Association’s intermediate certificate. The first two days complete the course and test for ASA 101 (see the three-day course description). Then tuition continues to cover the requirements for your ASA 103 certification, including test.

Tuition covers:
  • All aspects of the ASA 101 course
  • Cruising sailboat terminology
  • Basic boat systems
  • Auxiliary engine operation
  • Docking procedures
  • Intermediate sail trim
  • Navigation rules
  • Basic coastal navigation
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecast interpretation
  • Safety and seamanship
Course details:
  • Daily tuition from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Textbook and logbook provided
  • ASA 101 and ASA 103 certification tests included
  • Up to four students per vessel
  • Course takes place on the Midnight Star and Star Bright

Contact the hotel directly to find out more or to book your course. Or choose a sailing package to include luxury accommodations at the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond.

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For a more personalized experience, full-day and half-day private instruction sessions are available for up to six guests at a time.

Please contact us directly for prices and availability.

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