LEARN: Free interactive sailing lessons.  Move from beginner to a confident sailing student who can communicate well with your instructor.

PLAN: Where do you go once you have learned to sail?  These great websites will help you plan you future behind the helm.
READ: The e-version of Latitude 38, Carolina Currents, 48 Degrees North, Points East, Great Lakes Scuttbutt, Southwinds, Caribbean Compass, & Spinsheet

DEFINE:    Understand the  definitions of common nautical words and phrases
SAY: We welcome your comments and ideas.  If something needs to be clarified, or you think it's great, just drop us a note and tell us...
PREDICT: Weather Dashboard Includes all the resources you need to keep an eye on the weather on the water or ashore.
EXPERIENCE is a great teacher, and this is a excellent place to start. We bring you the experiences of 1000's of miles of sailing, without leaving your seat.
WATCH: Expanded section includes dozens of videos involving sailing training, knot tying, racing, bloopers, and fun presented in HD

CHECK: Five ready-to-use Day Sail checklists that can be viewed for FREE on your iPhone Droid or Blackberry
UNDERSTAND: Our 'Points of Sail' lesson clearly illustrates the Point of Sail and the Mainsail position
SEE:  Increase your comfort level and confidence with  sailboat images identifying key areas of a sailboat.
Complete Weather and Tides Library
Complete Weather and Tides Library
Points of Sail
Points of Sail
Learn From Others
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Access Checklist by PC & iPhone or other Web Enabled Devices
Access Checklist by PC & iPhone or other Web Enabled Devices
Click here to go to the fun new way to learn sailing basics
Click here to go to the fun new way to learn sailing basics
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Points Of Sail Video
5 minute lesson
My husband and I "head out" tomorrow for a weekend anniversary trip that includes our 101 class.

I actually feel like I know what I am doing and will not be at a complete loss!

Thank you for making me feel like I have enough of a handle on it to take the plunge.

Wish us luck, we'll keep you posted.

- Robyn Lund
This is a great site.

I've been sailing since the early 1960's but have not done much in the last 30+ years, having to work can be a real drag.

It's exactly what I've been looking for as a refresher.

- Glen
Thank you so much for all of your great work!

I run a community sailing school with all volunteer instructors and am just thrilled to have all of these lovely teaching aids!

Please add me to both your mailing list and your fan club!

- Kate Bedard

I am trying to learn how to sail while in Afghanistan.

This is by far the best video on "points of sail" I have found.

The website linked with profile also has a fantastic "powerpoint" on introduction to sailing.

- C J Barnard

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I've had a look at your website and am very impressed.

What a great resource for those just getting into sailing!

I agree that most of the online resources out there assume some basic level of knowledge and vocabulary.

Your site is accessible and well laid out - congratulations!"

Beth A. Leonard
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 Increase your comfort level and confidence with sailboat images identifying key areas of a sailboat
This lesson clearly illustrates the Point of Sail, the mainsail position, tack, wind angle, and the masthead wind direction
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Excellent resource if considering sailing over the horizon
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Experience is a great teacher, and this is a great place to start.
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Once you pass your bareboat course... Where can you go?
Find Charts, Maps, & Top 10 Lists right here!
We know what your asking...

Is it really free?

It this some kind of trick?

Who gives away content like this?

Answers: Yes, No, We do!

Plus we have made it really easy!  One of our favorites is the "Lessons in a Box". You can add this drop down box to your website and it takes up only about 1/2' x 3" but gives your students, friends, neighbors, and relatives access to 9 Ashoreschool lessons - Just copy and paste the code to your website.
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NOAA charts over Google Maps, with USCG Aids and Chart 1 Symbols. The perfect tool for students exploring coastlines
We've expanded this section to include dozens of videos. Sailing training, knot tying, racing, bloopers, and fun commentary presented in HD.
Learn to Sail Classes

There are hundreds of sailing schools that would love to teach you to sail. There are even specialty classes like; sailing schools for women, couples sailing schools, bareboat sailing schools, Caribbean sailing schools located in the Virgin Islands, American sailing schools all along the coasts and and lake areas that provide excellent sailing education and sailing instruction. If your interest is bluewater or lake sailing, looking for cruising instruction and sailing certification or advanced celestial navigation there is a "how to" sail class for you. Many beginners start with the basic ASA or US Sailing Association classes, and move on to bareboat charter and coastal navigation courses. What ever your sailing or boating interest, there is a "Learn to Sail" class for you. We hope these online sailing lessons help you maximize your time on the boat. Good luck and enjoy your life  ... you only get one.