"One ship sails east and another west by the self-same winds that blow. Tis the set of the sails,
and not the gales, which tells us the way we go." Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself." John Rousmaniere
What other pastimes are synonymous with soaring free as a bird, mastering the wind and putting it to your purpose while unaffected by the soaring fuel costs associated with power boating than sailing? Sailing lets you get out on the water without breaking the bank!
Besides being more affordable, life under sail is more rewarding. It takes real commitment to master the language and skills required in becoming a well prepared capable sailor and we specialize in teaching those skills. You will feel a sense of personal reward and accomplishment in completing any of these challenging sailing courses.
Come learn to sail on modern, fast yet forgiving 32' Beneteau 311 sloop. Branwyn was selected specifically to acclimate students to the boats found in today's modern charter boat fleets. Perfect whether you dream of bare-boating in the Caribbean or just sailing our beautiful inland, intracoastal and coastal waters locally.
Charter companies require that you provide a sailing resume. From start to finish we can help you get your resume ready to submit and start cruising. Learn the requisite skills to make sailing both safe and enjoyable! Branwyn is specifically rigged for a cruising couple to handle easily and safely once they have learned the skills as taught in the classes and apply them to gain the experience to become competent and capable sailors.
We offer a low stress learning environment where yelling is only used to cover distances or overcome noise. You will have fun while being challenged while learning the aspects of life under sail.
Windward Sailing has consistently ranked in the top 5 sailing schools nationwide and has built upon a long standing tradition of excellence by adding more instruction options, discounts and total flexibility in scheduling. In addition to our Amelia Island location, we offer instruction in the Greater Jacksonville area. Our Ortega River location is just minutes away from downtown and offers a wide range of services for both new and experienced sailors. Instruction is provided in the classroom and on a modern sloop by a USCG licensed captain with ASA Instructor certifications. Learn to sail on the best Jacksonville has to offer. No membership required.
Click on the links below to be taken to the American Sailing Association Website for class details:
BKB is taught on the St. Johns river. Coastal destinations include St. Augustine, Fernandina, Amelia Island and St. Mary's.
Special pricing for students intended to get you sailing again soon and build your sailing resume. Sign on to crew a local race or book some offshore time. Sail the best!
Minimum 2 students per class. Please call or email at least 30 days in advance to get your class scheduled.
Jacksonville location now offers interactive instructor lead virtual learning for classroom content. Learn the core fundamentals from the comfort of your home before you step aboard the boat. Internet access and current browser required. (IE, Chrome or Firefox).
Click Windward logo below for class availability, scheduling, and pricing.