Learn to Sail


Learn to sail at East Carolina Sailing!  Join over one thousand other students who have learned to sail at East Carolina Sailing over the last 10 years. Our students have come from Europe, South Africa, Russia and all over the USA to learn how to sail in one of the best areas to sail on the east coast.  We will teach you how to sail confidently and safely in a variety of conditions and aboard different types of sailboats.You will learn more in one weekend than you would learn from months of trial and error on your own. Our goal is to make sure you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable time on the water during class and once you sail off on your own. We pride ourselves on providing stress free and fun learning experiences. Our instructors are top notch and have made sailing their profession. They are USCG Captains and certified sailing instructors which means they are not only great sailors but can also share the wisdom they have gained over the years in a way you will understand. All our courses are taught to national standards from US Sailing. We’d love to share our passion for sailing with you!

Are you dreaming of cruising the waters of the Caribbean, our wonderful North Carolina sounds, or your local lake? The dream starts here at East Carolina Sailing School, we can help make your dream a reality. The skills and the confidence you receive from our courses will empower you to realize your personal goals and learning how to sail will feed your soul and open up a world of exploration and adventure like no other sport or lifestyle. We are dedicated to helping you become a confident and safe sailor. We are so committed to your success that we encourage you to come back and audit any course you have completed on a space available basis!*

Lessons focus on developing the skills that will enable you to cruise your local waters or around the globe. We usually put together a flotilla of boats once a year and go explore some of the more popular bareboat charter destinations to try out your new found skills, those have included the Florida Keys and British Virgin Islands. We offer classes at the BridgePointe Hotel & Marina in New Bern, NC.  Our sailing grounds include the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.  Destinations include Beaufort, Cape Lookout, Hatteras, Manteo, Morehead City, New Bern, Ocracoke, Oriental and Wilmington. Our courses are designed to be safe and fun as well as based on nationally recognized standards.   Sign up for one or more of our courses now!


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Email Us: Sail@EastCarolinaSailing.com