ERIE ISLANDS SAILING SCHOOL IS THE PREMIER ASA 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, SAILING CHARTERS, SUNSET SAILS, BOAT DELIVERY, MOVES AND NEW BOAT ORIENTATION. JOIN US ON THIS GREAT LAKE ERIE!

Happy New Year from Erie Islands Sailing School

January 13, 2023

While it is cold and snowy outside, we are busy planning and dreaming for the Summer of 2024.  Classes are posted and available for online booking.

If you missed it, Erie Islands Sailing School has an excellent opportunity for our students in 2024. We have secured a NEW SEAWIND 1260 (41’  Catamaran) for conducting ASA 114 classes.  We will have limited availability for classes so book early.  We expect these to fill quickly.  

We are the first and only school in the Great Lakes to offer classes on a New Seawind 1260 41′ Catamaran. For a sneak peak we will load some pictures shortly of the boat. We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to being able to provide ASA114 classes to our students and the Great Lakes region. 

Thank you to our customers and instructors for making 2023 and exciting year with lots of new sailors.  We are a small family run business and not supported by large marinas, brokers, or dealers. We own our boats, maintain them, and cover insurance and dockage as a small business.  We truly appreciate you as our customer.   

Fair Winds,

Tricia & Kent and all of our Instructors

 

Enjoy the production video 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

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!