Sail Training

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sail, but not sure if you’re ready for a full commitment?  Well now you can!


Adult “Learn to Sail” Classes


Columbia Sailing Club offers this unique on-the-water opportunity designed to provide a memorable experience that will motivate newcomers to continue sailing. CSC J22 (22-foot sailboat) is perfect for learning to sail or brushing up on your skills.  Our Adult “Learn to Sail” program was created to teach adults how to sail through group classes of 2-4 people or private 1 on 1 lessons, depending on which learning style you prefer.  Each class is designed to be 3 hours long with 2+ hours on the water and 45 minutes of rigging, chalk talk and derigging.


  • 3 hours of sailing
  • Fee: $225 (up to 3 participants)
  • Dates:  Lessons are on hold due to COVID-19 protocols.
  • Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm


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.

Private Lessons



Would you like to see if sailing is for you?  Are you looking for a refresher or time to supplement courses you have already taken?  Do you want to target specific skills until you  have mastered them?  Have you recently purchased a boat, and would like help getting familiar with her?  Have you owned a boat, but never felt fully confident in certain situations?

If you have answered yes to any of the above, than a private lesson might be exactly what you are looking for!  Every session will be structured to meet your individual needs.


ABOARD OUR BOATS (3 hour minimum)

Pick a boat type, and one of our US Sailing Certified instructors will help you reach your goals!


  • $100 per hour for up to three students aboard our J22 with a three hour minimum.
  • $150 per hour for up to three students aboard a O-Day 34 with a three hour minimum.


ABOARD YOUR BOAT (3 hour minimum):

A large part of promoting sailing in the Midlands area is helping new and existing boat owners develop their skills.  We specialize in all aspects of maneuvering under sail, docking techniques, tight quarters boat handling (under sail or power), anchoring techniques, crew overboard recovery, and much more! 


  • $75 per hour for up to three students, $25 per hour for each additional student
  • $35 per hour travel time for anything over a 30 minute drive.


Dates & Times: Please email for availability and scheduling.

For more information, please contact David Van Cleef at