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Ocean Sailing Academy

Ocean Sailing Academy (OSA) Offers Sailing and Powerboat Instruction Year-round in Charleston, SC

Here at OSA, you can obtain US Sailing & US Powerboating Certifications

OSA is a US Sailing accredited school located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The weather, tides, and currents of Charleston's Harbor serves as an excellent sailing and powerboat training venue that offers a full complement of challenges, glories, and rewards. We top that with small class sizes and experienced, personable instructors to assure you a successful and enjoyable experience.

As we launch 2021 and say goodbye to 2020, we welcome the US PowerBoat classes to our list of offerings. Our instructors have been certified and classes are starting this spring. We are excited to welcome the newest branch of the company!

Between our skilled U.S. Coast Guard licensed instructors, outstanding location, widespread fleet, and year-round flexibility, the OSA Team can truly make your boating dreams come true.

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US Powerboating is an affiliate of US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the Sport of Sailing in the United States.

For the sailors looking to take their skills abroad, we offer all the courses needed to obtain the International Proficiency Certificate :

Our US Sailing Course Offerings Include:

Our US Powerboating Course Offerings Include:

  • Youth Safe Powerboating (Ages 10+)
  • Women's Safe Powerboating
  • Family Safe Powerboating
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Upcoming Sailing Classes

Please note that when you click to register for a course, you will be redirected to  saferboater.coursebookgo.com.

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Basic Keelboat Part 110/16/202110/17/2021 Details  Register
Basic Keelboat Part 110/30/202110/31/2021 Details  Register
Basic Keelboat Part 111/06/202111/07/2021 Details  Register
Basic Keelboat Part 112/04/202112/05/2021 Details  Register
Basic Keelboat Part 211/20/202111/21/2021 Details  Register
Basic Keelboat Part 212/11/202112/12/2021 Details  Register
Basic Cruising10/08/202110/10/2021 Details  Register
Basic Cruising11/05/202111/07/2021 Details  Register
Basic Cruising12/03/202112/05/2021 Details  Register
Bareboat Cruising10/22/202110/24/2021 Details  Register
Bareboat Cruising11/19/202111/21/2021 Details  Register