About Learn to Sail
LEARN TO SAIL INC. is an all-volunteer, not for profit
501(c)(3) organization established in 2015. We teach small boat sailing
in a safe, fun and educational waterfront environment by sharing our skills,
knowledge, and resources with youth and adults in the Southwest Florida area. We
are based at the Bayfront Center at 750 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL
SAFETY – All activities emphasize our commitment to safe boating practices while teaching the essential elements of sailboat handling, water safety skills and respect for changing weather conditions.
FUN – We strive to create a healthy, enjoyable learning experience for all students during their introduction to sailing programs. Enjoyment breeds enthusiasm.
EDUCATION – Our core purpose is teaching the fundamentals of sailing. We provide quality direction, coaching and low-cost instruction in small sailboats on Charlotte Harbor, while at the same time recognizing and emphasizing our responsibility as stewards of the environment.
TEAMWORK – Our team of diverse adult volunteers delivers meaningful sailing instruction afloat and ashore with emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, open communication, respect and cooperation. Student coaches help novice sailors in the learning process.
LEADERSHIP – Our efforts in a positive environment are meant to inspire those under instruction to learn more, do more and become more confident as sailors. Knowledge and enthusiasm build self-confidence as sailing skills improve and mutual respect grows.