Welcome to Northern Virginia Sailing School

It does not matter if you are looking for American Sailing Association certification, rentals, cruises, or a fun summertime getaway close to home - we want to get you on the water. We are centrally located at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, Virginia where the Potomac stretches three miles across, a perfect oasis for sailing instruction and cruising.

What is ASA Certification?

The American Sailing Association is a progressive education in sailing with standardized curriculum, textbooks, and exams.  Certifications not only provide confidence in sailing, but allow sailors to book charters around the world.  Northern Virginia Sailing School is a certified sailing facility fully endorsed by the American Sailing Association, and we offer progressive courses such as Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Basic Bareboat Cruising. 

Refresher Courses

Already certified? It all comes back quick, we promise. If you need a refresher on the water or want to hone specific skills like docking or heeling, start sailing again like a pro!

ASA Certifications

Become a sailor. Get onboard with one of our top-notch captains to get your ASA certification. It is lifelong and globally recognized.

Sign Up for a Try Sailing

Want to see if sailing is for you?  Sign up for a try sailing package, a two-hour excursion on the water where they will get some basic instruction, a feel for the boat, and even take the tiller!

Happy Holidays!

Give a gift they'll never forget. Purchase a sailing course, try sail, or captained cruises for a loved one or friend!

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