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Where your transformative sailing journey begins


Welcome to The Gratitude Sailing Institute!

Thank you for considering us as you embark on or continue your journey to a superior level of seamanship.

In addition to beginner through advanced American Sailing classes, The Gratitude Sailing Institute offers:

  • A curriculum based on the highly acclaimed American Sailing standards, focusing on key elements of sailing success: safety, education, and enjoyment
  • Classes conform to, and often exceed, the American Sailing time-on-water standards (defined as 16 to 24 hours sea time, each, for the ASA 101 and 103 classes). This establishes a solid foundation of critical sailing skills and seamanship, resulting in a safer, more competent sailor
  • On-the-water class sizes limited to 4 students
  • Customized women-only class options
  • Ocean-ready seacraft maintained to the highest maritime standards
  • Uncompromising commitment to building our students' seamanship skills
  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain and Master Captain Instructors, with over 100 years of collective teaching experience
  • Customized Executive Leadership and Team Building programs

At Gratitude Sailing, we are passionate about what we do, and we expect an equal commitment from our students. This is what separates us from our competitors.

We recognize the stark difference between sailing certification and sailing education. And, with this vision, we have reset the benchmark of safety and preparedness, cognizant of our most precious resource - our students.

Candidates searching for a shortcut sailing school that crams critical concepts and necessary sailing skills into abbreviated classes for the sake of volume and profit should look elsewhere. Gratitude Sailing is different. We build seamen and seawomen who are different. We urge you to consider all aspects of your instructional options as you survey the broad field of sailing schools. Careful evaluation will reveal that The Gratitude Sailing Institute has the highest commitment to your personal safety, education and enjoyment offered by none other.

This is our promise to you from the moment you step aboard, and it will accompany you throughout your exciting sailing journey and quest for seamanship with us.

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