ERIE ISLANDS SAILING SCHOOL
IS NOW AN NSBC PROVIDER

Erie Islands Sailing School is now teaching the National Safe Boating Council curriculum on Lake Erie. We are the only authorized school to provide this program on Lake Erie and all across Ohio.

As Certified National Safe Boating Council Instructors we provide boat handling certifications in four modules:

  1. Introduction to Powerboating
  2. Precision Docking & Boat Handling
  3. Open Water Boat Handling
  4. Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

Our On-Water Training Program is a fun, easy, and an affordable way to develop and improve your boating skills. Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, you’re considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn the basics, or you’re just curious about boating, our On-Water Training Program offers courses that will meet your needs and help you reach your goals.

ERIE ISLANDS SAILING SCHOOL IS ALSO THE PREMIER ASA ADULT LEARN TO SAIL COMPANY ON LAKE ERIE. WE'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 14 YEARS, TEACHING THE JOY OF SAILING TO UNFURL YOUR DREAMS. WE OFFER CERTIFIED ASA SAILING CLASSES, NSBC TRAINING, SAILING CHARTERS, SUNSET SAILS, BOAT DELIVERY, MOVES AND NEW BOAT ORIENTATION. JOIN US ON OUR GREAT LAKE ERIE!

A Message from Erie Islands Sailing School

April 20, 2024

While sailing season is a buzz at the marina, Erie Islands Instructors have been busy in the classroom.  

What do we mean!  Our instructors have been hard at work learning new skills to make boating even safer.  Erie Islands is now NSBC (National Safe Boating Council) trained to deliver the only On-water training curriculum to power boaters.  We have expanded our teaching to provide training for all boaters, making it safer and more enjoyable for everyone.  Watch for our Press Release next month as we introduce our new partnerships and nationally recognized training.

We are fortunate to be the only school on Lake Erie and in Ohio to provide this level of training. We now have 7 Captains fully trained to deliver the NSBC training modules for new and existing boaters.    

CHECK OUT OUR RECENT PODCAST WITH JIBE TALKING. YOU CAN ACCESS THE LINK HERE.

Fair Winds,

Tricia & Kent and all of our Instructors

 

Enjoy the video and pictures of the New Seawind Catamaran for 2024!

  • star rating  I highly recommend this school. I took the ASA 106 class with them. Captain Bobby was very attentive and was able to add extra information and practice for skills that… read more

    nolan11111
    October 13, 2023

    star rating  Educational ASA106 was fun and practical  – I enjoyed the ASA106 class very much and appreciate the information provided to prepare me for travel to Put In Bay.

    Captain Bobby has tremendous experience and I… read more

    Joe M
    October 13, 2023

    star rating  The sailing/ learning experience was super ! Mike did an outstanding job explaining and sharing his knowledge in a very kind and professional manner.

    Dave A
    September 8, 2023

    star rating  Sailing lessons – My husband and I took the 101 and 103 sailing courses through Erie Islands Sailing school. We had a fantastic experience and learned so much from Capt Mike. … read more

    Beth F
    August 30, 2023
  • star rating  Excellent – Took the ASA104 in August and it was great! Captain M. Olmstead has a wealth knowledge and was a great teacherhighly recommend Lake Erie Sailng School!

    Y6090ZUjamesk
    August 18, 2023

    star rating  Wonderful place to start or continue your sailing adventures! – My wife and I had the pleasure of starting our sailing journey with Erie Island Sailing school this past weekend. Tricia, Kent, Kerim, Captain Mike, and all the staff at… read more

    Carliezdad
    August 15, 2023

    star rating  Terrific sail with Erie Islands! Powered by wind, aboard Majestic with Captain Alan— everyone learned sailing techniques: setting dock lines, raising sails, tacking and trimming, setting the winch to… read more

    RossReef
    July 21, 2023

    star rating  Outstanding ASA 104 Class – I just completed the ASA 104 class thru Erie Island Sailing School. It was outstanding! This was my 4th ASA course from this school (101, 103, 105 and… read more

    DougMcCann
    July 15, 2023
  • star rating  I just finished my third class (ASA 101, 103 and 104) this year with Erie Island Sailing School in Sandusky and every one of them was a top-notch experience. All… read more

    William W
    July 12, 2023

    star rating  Erie Island Top Notch – Mike was an outstanding instructor and professional. The boat was excellent and the location can’t be beat. I give my highest recommendation to sail and learn with Erie… read more

    Dave M
    July 11, 2023

    star rating  Great sailing school! – The whole school is a first class operation. Captain Rick was fantastic and made my experience very enjoyable and informative. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is… read more

    D3471CTmarkk
    June 20, 2023

    star rating  My daughter and I took both ASA 101 and ASA 103 with Erie Island. Some of the most fun we have ever had. Great people! Great location!… read more

    Tony F
    April 22, 2023

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

Customers can receive discounts at partners with Erie Islands Sailing School.  Ask for details.

Discount on 1st yr dockage
Sail Recycling
Customers receive 15% discount on select items
Borrow a Life Jacket

Erie Islands Sailing School has partnered with SEA BAGS as a sail recycling drop off location at Safe Harbor Sandusky Marina.  Help us reduce the impact in our landfills.  We have recycled over 750lbs of sails.  The drop box is located by the office/pool area. 

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN TO SAIL. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN A SKILL THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. IMAGINE THE FEELING OF FREEDOM AS YOU GLIDE THROUGH THE WATER - POWERED ONLY BY NATURE!

Erie Islands Sailing School

With our main location at Safe Harbor Sandusky in Sandusky Bay, Erie Islands Sailing School is the ideal place to begin your sailing dream. The protected waters of Sandusky Bay offer the novice sailor a great place to learn the basics. The proximity of Lake Erie and the island destinations of Kelleys, the Bass Islands, and Put-in-Bay offer fun and challenging sailing for those taking our Bareboat Chartering and Advanced Coastal Cruising classes. 

We look forward to sharing the world of sailing with you.
Our focus is on Sailing: Education, Safety, Fun.

Learn to Sail. . . Live the Dream!