Chesapeake Bay Sailing School

Established at the Tides Inn Premier Sailing is Virginia’s top Sailing School near the Chesapeake Bay, with a well deserved reputation for offering top quality instruction in a safe, fun environment. The school is recognized by US Sailing and offers US Sailing certificate courses.

Learn to Sail
Always dreamt of learning to sail? You can do some Chesapeake Bay sailing right here, right now at the Tides. Get to know the ropes (literally), become comfortable with steering the boat and trimming the sails, learn how to pick up a man overboard, how to dock with confidence, and much more. Learn to sail a Catalina 30 or a J24. and get your US Sailing Basic Keelboat certificate.

Chesapeake Bay Sailing for Families
Families can learn to sail together, either all together in one big boat or each on your own small boat. A wonderful family experience to cherish. Or parents can take a keelboat course while the kids take a small boat course – endless possibilities to suit you! Three hours, three days, five days – up to you.

Sailing Camps for Kids and Teens
Lessons are available throughout the summer for children from age 6 to age 18. Premier Sailing is famous for the quality of their Young Sailors program. Call in advance to set up lessons for your kids – it can be as short as half day, or as long as a 5 day camp – your choice.

Virginia Safe Powerboating Courses
Get your Boaters Education certificate – now mandatory in most states. Become competent and confident in your boat handling skills. Premier Sailing is a designated Safe Powerboat training centre. One and two day courses for adults and for children age 12-17

Skippered charter
Book a boat with skipper for a three hour sail or a full day sail – perfect for a birthday gift, an anniversary activity, or just because you are in the mood to go sailing! Sit back and enjoy the sail while taking in the Chesapeake wild life and the local boating scene. Pack a lunch and your camera and make some new memories to put in that album that you are planning.

For more information on this Chesapeake Bay Sailing School, call the Tides Inn’s Activities Team at 804.438.4489.

Getaways – Sailing