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Your premiere sailing school offering classes for new and advanced sailors

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FUN + safety + skill = sailing classes for everyone

We prepare our students on how to become safe sailors by learning basic skills and best practices on the water. All of our fun-filled courses start with the basics and elevate your skills to the next level. We believe learning is a continuum as many students start with basic sailing and keep improving to learn more advanced skills such as coastal navigation, celestial navigation and marine weather. 

Sea Safaris Sailing School instructors are all certified to teach American Sailing Association courses which upon successful completion, offer students certification.

Sea Safaris Sailing School also offers refresher, tutored or custom instruction for individuals or families to improve sailing skills. We invite you to explore our site and take advantage of a number of opportunities for new sailing adventures!

Beginner sailing classes

If you've never stepped on a boat before, or just getting started learning to sail you're in the right place.

Intermediate sailing classes

Ready to take the next step? At Sea Safaris Sailing School, we teach sailing classes at every level, from basic sailing to offshore passagemaking.

advanced sailing classes

Go further and improve your sailing skills! Sea Safaris Sailing School will provide you with the training and experience you need to master every aspect of sailing.

Captain Don Doggett

Meet Captain Don Doggett!

Captain Don Doggett grew up sailing inland lakes in northern Wisconsin. Over 20 years ago, he purchased his first sailboat on Lake Michigan – which was a 22 foot Southcoast – since then he has owned and operated a variety of boat sizes and models. Captain Don is an active and longtime member of Milwaukee Yacht Club and spends his time cruising the Great Lakes, racing regional sailboat regattas, and teaching adults how to sail.

He currently holds a USCG 100-ton Master Captain's License and is authorized to teach USCG Merchant Mariner courses, including Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV or 6-Pack) and Master Captains courses. He enjoys sharing his expertise to promote sailing at several organizations from the East Coast to the Mid-West.

Sea Safari sailing school is affiliated with The ASA is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training sailing enthusiasts.

Skills learned through the American Sailing Association courses will give you the confidence to sail better in your home waters and safely sail to exciting ports of call. When you join the American Sailing Association, or work with an ASA certified school, you know you’re getting the most rigorous, safety-first sailing education available.

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