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Ocean Sailing Academy

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

Earn US Sailing & Powerboating Certifications at OSA

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OSA is a US Sailing - Accredited School located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

In early 2022, we announced our partnership with SaferBoater, along with an enhanced set of US PowerBoat & US Sailing certification courses.

New instructors have been certified and classes have began this spring.

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.

Earn a Powerboat License (good in all 50 states) , or the IPC - International Proficiency Certification, which is required internationally.

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.

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 Powerboating Lessons Include:

  • Women's Safe Powerboating
  • Youth Safe Powerboating (Ages 10+)
  • Private Group Powerboating
  • Family Safe Powerboating

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