Learn to Sail

Beginners Course Teaching the Basics of Sailing

This is a beginners course teaching the basics of sailing usually on our Platu Keelboats. Students require no previous experience and the course is 95% practical.

Teachers will be amazed at how much fun it is sailing yachts and keelboats. Our Platus are the perfect learning platform; they allow us to put up to 5 students with an instructor on the boat and each person has a job to do. Skills are taught in sequential order and each student learns to master the physical and theoretical aspects of the sport. Our Learn to Sail course provides you with the foundation experience; of both crewing and helming a keelboat.

This is our most popular two-day course and is set in the most beautiful island locations of SE Phuket. Check out the video in our 'About SIA' page to really see how stunning it is in this part of Phuket. After two days learning to sail with Sail in Asia, you will be confident at steering a keelboat, trimming sails, working with other adults, crewing and guiding a small yacht in almost every direction.

A further day may be added to the course which will qualify you for an ISSA Keelboat Crew Certificate. This extra day is usually a day trip to an island or bay, with a lunchtime picnic and a sail back to base. The day trip is a flotilla trip which is carefully shadowed by a large Safety Boat. The trip is hugely appreciated by teachers and instructors alike.

Learn to Sail 2 day course

Information for Teachers

A course handbook is provided for each student.

This is a 95% practical experiential learning course for beginners, with an instructor in attendance on every boat. We have a maximum instructor / student ration of 5:1. High quality teaching is the key to learning quickly and our program is approved by ISSA.

Non-swimmers will be able to participate in all our courses as PFD's are mandatory for all students. Check out the course curriculum, in the table below, to review what will be taught and what is entailed in bringing your students to an Outdoor Education in Asia Learn to Sail Course.

Sail in Asia is Thailand's Premier Sailing School, with Recreational courses and Professional courses for Adults and young people.

Additional Details

  • Safety
  • Lookout duties
  • Rigging the boat
  • Reaching and Tacking
  • Parts of the Boat (basic)
  • MOB under engine
  • Leaving a mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Using the engine
  • Steering the vessel
  • Hoisting Sail - Trimming
  • Obtaining a Weather Forecast
Previous experience: No previous experience required
Duration: 2 days
Qualifications: Learn to sail
What's Included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T-shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: Waterproof roll bag, light deck shoes,shorts or long trousers, t-shirt, sunglasses and sunblock
We can help you with the following on request:

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