people on water during group sailing lesson

Adult Sailing Lessons

Come Learn The Ropes… And The Riggings

Ages 16 and up.

All classes are on the Potomac River and meet, rain or shine, at Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, VA., in front of the Spinnaker N’ Spoke store.

Whether you’ve never sailed before or have already spent some time on boats, we have a class for you. Every lesson will give you tons of hands-on experience with plenty of time on the water. In fact, we will have you out on the Potomac shortly after checking in on the first day!


NOTE: We follow the US Sailing curriculum and offer a student completion booklet, which you may send into US Sailing for a fee to receive an Official Logbook and a hologram sticker. The text “Start Sailing Right” will supplement your course. Books will be available at the time of your class for an additional $15 (purchase is optional).

There is some basic paperwork that will need to be completed at the time of your class. Please make sure you bring any pertinent medical documentation the first day.