2023 Adult Sail Training Programs are now available! Book a lesson from the calendar below.

Columbia Sailing Club is excited to offer


Private Sailing Instruction on Lake Murray!


Columbia Sailing Club offers a unique on-the-water opportunity designed to provide a memorable experience that will motivate newcomers to continue sailing. Our Adult “Learn to Sail” program was created to teach adults how to sail through group lessons (offered quarterly) or private lessons on your schedule.  Each private lesson is designed to be 3 hours long with 2+ hours on the water and 45 minutes of rigging, chalk talk and de-rigging.


Participants that have completed the program have really enjoyed the experience and love that they now feel completely comfortable sailing on their own or with friends.


Instruction is available to all experience levels and there is  no need to own your own boat!


Registration is open to the public…you don’t have to be a club member!


With private lessons, you get one-on-one instruction, helping you grasp concepts quickly and get lots of “tiller time!”


Eager to get on the water? Book your lesson today!

Each Private Lesson Includes:


  • 3 hours of private instruction
    • Must book at least 7 days in advance
  • Price: $349 per session (accommodates one student–one additional student from the same household may participate at no charge)
  • First lesson includes one Basic Keelboat Sailing textbook from US SAILING
  • Start Sailing Now — Book a Private Sailing Lesson Today!



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After choosing an available time slot, please complete the following steps. Your lesson is not confirmed until registration and payment are complete.


  • Complete registration and payment by clicking the link below–no lesson is confirmed or fully-booked until payment is made.


  • Sign the Sailing Agreement, Waiver, & Cancellation Policy. This is delivered electronically after you complete registration.


  • Consider picking up your textbook ahead of your lesson.


  • Get excited to go sailing on beautiful Lake Murray!


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