Learn to Sail

Discover a new world of opportunities for adventure and fun for yourself and your family. Welcome to the wonderful world of sailing! Getting onto a boat and sailing out into the harbor is actually a surprisingly easy thing to do, though few realize it till they have tried it out. But once you have been introduced to this beautiful activity, you can be sure that you will never have had enough of it. The sheer versatility of sailing ensures that everybody falls in love with it, either as a sport, a hobby or as a pure leisure activity for yourself and your family. Remember-even if you have never been out on the water before and cannot swim, our Learn to Sail courses are for each and every one of you.



  • Confidently and independently manage a keel boat within harbor limits

  • Basic sailing skills

  • Learn safety and seamanship skills

  • You will receive an AYA certificate (Our students have been well received on international waters.

  • Aquasail has tied up with Sunsail and Moorings, the world’s top sailing holiday companies and we are confident    you will be welcomed to sail with them.)

Sailing in the Learn to Sail course

At the Aquasail Yachting Academy (AYA), we teach you to sail on the First 7.5 sports keel boat, a world class, high performance sports boat with an open cockpit and heavy keel, making it extremely fast and safe. A rewarding and exciting experience, yacht sailing is largely reliant on nature and the elements. The course begins with teaching the simple basics of safety and sailing skills and by the end of it, you will confidently and independently be able to manage a keel boat within harbor limits, with all necessary knowledge of safety and seamanship skills.

Age: 16 years onwards

Venue: Gateway of India, Mumbai, and Bambolim, Goa

When: Held seven days a week with an option to stay overnight. Flexible sessions that you will fix with instructor

Length of the course:

  • Level 1 – Basic Sailing (6 Sessions) – 3 hours per session
  • Level 2 – Spinnaker and Advanced Seamanship (2 Sessions) 3 hours per session
  • Level 3 – Advanced Sailing with Assessment (2 Sessions) 3 hours per session

Duration per session: 2.0 to 2.5 hours

Boats: Beneteau 7.5 keelboats or Laser Bahia

Note: Previous sailing experience and knowledge of swimming not required

Special courses for 12-16 years also available taught on Laser Pico boats

Why Aquasail’s Learn to Sail Course?

Premium Quality Equipment

At AYA we use international class equipment for our Learn to Sail course, which is especially well-suited to learning and which ensures that beginners will learn in the shortest time possible. Our first class 7.5 yachts are designed for training through GroupeFinot along with the French Federation and are the safest possible boats to learn on.

World Class Instructors

At Aquasail we hire the most highly qualified, international level instructors, certified by the Royal Yachting Association as well as local instructors of international standards. One thing we make sure that they all have in common-they are highly qualified and very passionate about teaching.

International Structure and Format

Our course is structured as per international benchmarks and conducted under strict surveillance in the Mumbai harbour where wind conditions are predictable and the waters warm. What’s more, our time and date can be customized as per your convenience and you receive an AYA certificate at the end of the course.

Get Addicted!

Once you have completed our basic Learn to Sail course, the opportunities are endless and our experience has shown that our learners keep coming back for more. Sailing can be about adventure, exploration, racing and frenetic activity or simply about relaxing under the open skies with the waves lapping around you. What’s more, it’s an activity that can be enjoyed in pure solitude or with family and friends. We at Aquasail not only look forward to connecting you to a vibrant sailing community, we also have on offer advanced courses which can take you further into this fascinating activity.

Level 1:

  • Learn basic sailing skills
  • Day sailing
  • Rope work

Level 2:

  • Intermediate skills with spinnaker handling
  • Advanced seamanship techniques
  • Basic rules and regulations

Level 3:

  • Advanced sailing skills - Performance sailing
  • Fine tune your sailing techniques


Learn to Sail - Discover a whole new way of life


Our Learn to Sail course is carefully structured as per international sailing standards customized to Indian conditions.

Last modified on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:22
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