At True North Maritime Academy we believe learning is a continuum. We offer basic through advanced skills including topical subjects – coastal navigation, celestial navigation and marine weather for children through adult. Skills gained through our American Sailing Association certified courses prepare students to safely sail small through large craft in and beyond their home waters.
True North Maritime Academy instructors are all certified to teach American Sailing Association courses which upon successful completion, offer students certification. True North Maritime Academy also offers refresher, tutored or custom instruction for individual or families to improve sailing skills. We invite you to explore our site and take advantage of a number of opportunities.
This is a perfect introductory course to help you learn about sailing. It will provide the necessary knowledge to sail a boat of about 20 feet in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.
This course is the introductory course to the world of coastal cruising. It provides the necessary knowledge 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 course teaches navigational skills required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This is a perfect course to better understand coastal navigation and how you interact with the world around you. Beyond your GPS, you’ll learn skills to safely navigate waters that include tidal and current changes.
The American Sailing Association introduced sailing certification to the United States over 30 years ago. ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of sailing schools in the United States.