Our mission is to assure every student receives the training and instruction they were looking for. We teach the fundamentals and although putting on the sail cover is the saddest part of the day, smiles and well wishes from students has made our day for many years. Below is what we offer.
The students will be trained in order to enable them sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. This is a preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required. As the beginning course the class runs 16 hours, and at All Points most of the hours are in the boat.
The students will be trained to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions. This is the first course where familiar is replaced with regional. The Captains show charting in this course with triangulation and dead reckoning. This course is proceeded by basic keel boat 101.
This course is an advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures. At last, time to head to open waters, chart the Gulf of Mexico, sail to rigs and buoys, ride the waves and enjoy the porpoises swim around the sailboat. This is a classic course, one that is always remembered.
Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard.
Able to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length. This is a day and nighttime Standard in coastal and inland water, in any weather. Join the Master Captains for a sail in the Bay to Galveston and then on to the Gulf and to Freeport. A quick night stay and then back the ICW, a student favorite.
An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
The Captains cruise the Houston Ship Channel and head offshore to the Gulf of Mexico and spend the weekend on the boat anchoring and mooring. This is the combination class of Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat. Leaving one harbor and charting the course to the next, plus finding same harbor, is a key part of the combo. As always, the Captains of All Points train the students at all opportunities, from sun up to sun down.
Combine all the classes in one, over one week gain the certificates to move forward with world wide chartering. The BKB 101 beginning sailing is the start of the trio. This is followed by the 35′ Beneteau trip to Galveston and Freeport. Two ports, three round trip marinas. The basic coastal cruising and the bareboat classes are taught on the Beneteau. Anchor out, moor in Galveston, dine in Freeport at the Bridge Harbour Marina. The FAST TRACK is our specialty and is rated BEST ON THE LAKE.
The only school in the Bay Area offering the SUPER TRACK. From the beginning BKB 101 to the Advanced Charting of 105, the Captains at All Points lead the student through a week of training to charter worldwide. If you want to accomplish your goal of basic sailing to finding the Running Fix, sign up for the super track with the Captains of All Points.
The Sunfish, a 13-foot 10-inch boat that can accommodate up to three people, is perhaps the most popular boat ever produced. Become one of the many people who have learned to sail and enjoy the water on the Sunfish. This boat is perfect for exploring quiet coves, cross-lake excursions, big ocean swells or regattas that take place from one end of this country to the other. For more than 40 years, there has been no more popular way to race or relax on the water.
Join the few who have accelerated to the board. Learn with the Captains of All Points. From the large boards with small sails to the small boards with large sails, from sailing Clear Lake to the Texas City Dyke, be ready for the experience of your lifetime. Enjoy the winds, hang on the boards, enjoy the other members and students as they move forward towards the wind.
Receive four hours of training (also offered for 3 Hour Intro Mini Keelboat Certification) with on the water instruction on a 28′ sailboaton Galveston Bay. Handle all the lines, be the crew and take the helm. The licensed captains will lead you every step of the way. There is no classroom and no bookwork. Each student will receive a certification noting completion of the course.
*3 Hour Mini Available for Same Hourly Rate
Join with the crew and other students aboard a 35′ Beneteau on Galveston Bay. This is the continuation of the Beginning Sailing class and offers further certification on man overboard, heavy weather sailing, anchoring, mooring, heave to and other sailing topics. Each student will receive a certification that will allow the students to charter sailboats. The classes are being offered every Saturday and Sunday in September.
Ready for a trip down the Houston ship channel, moving through the ICW, sailing through the seperation zone, searching for marker 1 and 18, heading out the jetties to the waves of the Gulf. Move forward, study the charts and onto Marker 4 off Freeport, back to Marker 5 at Galveston. The Master Captains will take you there, get the Captains certificate, no classroom needed.
Settle down, have a seat, take the helm and trim in the sheets. It is time to watch the sunset, study the channel markers, mark the nuns, and rent the glocks. (RENT=Red Even Nun Triangle), for glocks join us for the nighttime certification.
Want a ride of a lifetime, want to feel the water rushing under the hull and heel to the hull. This is your chance, offering Cat training. Rig the Cat and head out to the Lake and Bay.
Join the Licensed Captains for a unique and wonderful experience. Sail in the cool Texas afternoon winds and enjoy the beautiful Texas sunsets in Seabrook. The sunset cruise leaves daily from Seabrook and offers a great opportunity to explore the Lake and Bay and watch the RED SKY AT NIGHT SAILOR’S DELIGHT view from the bow of a beauty of a sailboat.
Let's Go Sailing does not charge any fee or penalty for cancelling a class date. We do ask that you let us know as soon as you are aware so we can fill your space. All payments can be applied to other courses and gift certificates with Let's Go Sailing. No refunds of amounts received will be available except as a gift certificate. Please plan ahead, we are not responsible for weather related conditions, excessive winds, low tides or storms. Rescheduling is not a problem.