Which course is right for you?
Santana Sailing’s instruction focuses on goal-based competence – aligning our instruction with your sailing goals and experience. We do NOT offer “zero-to-hero” or require unneeded courses like many other schools. Instead, Santana Sailing’s courses are designed to train competent sailors, based on their prior experience, to the highest training standards in the U.S. And the approach works well – read our student reviews >
You can start with any course below based on your goals and if you have the experience or prior training for that course. Select a course below for more information, and certainly contact us with questions or to discuss which course is best for you.
2 Day Course for new sailors wanting to experience (have fun) sailing while learning basic sailing skills.
3 Day Course learning basics of skippering a large keelboat in fair weather.
Comprehensive 3 Day course to become a competent near coastal and large keelboat skipper, including more advanced performance and cruising skills.
Comprehensive 4 – 7 Day (depends on location) liveaboard course to become competent for near coastal passagemaking (multi-day trips), and international bareboat licensing and chartering. Training options include Santa Barbara Island, Northern Channel Islands, and Sea of Cortez.