Learn to Sail at Bimini Bay Sailing
Anna Maria Sailing

Private lessons are available
at all skill levels.

Your instruction may start with a Sunfish, a Capri 16.5, or the very stable and exciting WindRider 17 Trimaran. Later your lessons may move on to another boat as your skills progress. Depending on the weather, the last part of your lessons may be sailing out to an island and back with the instructor in one boat and the student in another.

For many newbies it is recommended that you start on a Sunfish. Often, for the first hour of instruction, the student will be in shallow water, while the coach goes over basic parts of a sailboat, rigging, basic sailing theory, turning (tacking and jibing), points of sail, avoiding a capsize, capsize recovery, getting out of a stall and more.

After a very short break, the second hour may be spent with coach and the student sailing on the same boat, while the student is in control of both the tiller and the sail. The third hour may be spent on two sailboats with the student sailing on his/her own, as the instructor follows and coaches the student. Additional sessions may be scheduled to cover advanced techniques, such as man overboard drills and most of all, feeling the enjoyment and magic of sailing.

$80 for a Sunfish, plus $60 an hour for the instructor.
$120 for a larger sailboat, plus $60 an hour for coach.

Click for a PDF file providing a list of basic
Small Sailboat Terms & Techniques

Purchase the Small Sailboat Pocket Manual ($12.00)
The sailing made simple guide is a 50-page PDF file.
It is designed for your PC, tablet, and smartphone.

What to bring with you:
Water Shoes, Sunscreen, Drinks, Cash or Check.

Brian and his dog on sailboat at Anna Maria Island, FL

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To reserve by phone, please call
at (941) 685-1400

WindRider 17s at Bimini Bay Sailing, minutes from Bradenton and Sarasota

Learn to sail at
Bimini Bay Sailing!

At Bimini Bay Sailing, we feel that the best way to learn to sail is on a smaller sail boat.