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  • Discover sailing...and have a great time in the process!
    Discover sailing...and have a great time in the process!
  • We take great pride in the fact that thousands of Washington area residents have experienced the joys of sailing at our school.
    We take great pride in the fact that thousands of Washington area residents have experienced the joys of sailing at our school.
  • ...the Mariner Sailing School in Alexandria, Virginia has become the largest full time Sailing School...
    ...the Mariner Sailing School in Alexandria, Virginia has become the largest full time Sailing School...
  • ...in the Washington, D.C. area.
    ...in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Our courses will give you all the skills and knowledge necessary for confident small boat handling...we guarantee it!
    Our courses will give you all the skills and knowledge necessary for confident small boat handling...we guarantee it!
  • ...Belle Haven Marina will have you sailing and sharpening your skills in no time.
    ...Belle Haven Marina will have you sailing and sharpening your skills in no time.
  • Small class sizes, skilled Instructors, free practice time, 1/2 price weekday rentals, great boats and a convenient location...
    Small class sizes, skilled Instructors, free practice time, 1/2 price weekday rentals, great boats and a convenient location...
  • ...are just a few of the reasons to give us a call.
    ...are just a few of the reasons to give us a call.
  • At the start of class, after about 15 minutes of discussion, the students and the instructor begin to rig the boat.
    At the start of class, after about 15 minutes of discussion, the students and the instructor begin to rig the boat.
  • The 3:1 student-to-instructor ratio makes for a more successful learning experience.
    The 3:1 student-to-instructor ratio makes for a more successful learning experience.
  • ...to taking it all down...
    ...to taking it all down...
  • ... and stowing it.
    ... and stowing it.
  • You'll learn the points of sail, navigational markers and right-of-way rules.
    You'll learn the points of sail, navigational markers and right-of-way rules.
  • We'll teach 'man overboard' procedures.
    We'll teach 'man overboard' procedures.
  • You'll practice several different mooring and docking drills.
    You'll practice several different mooring and docking drills.
  • 'To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.' ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
    'To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.' ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' ~Mark Twain
    'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' ~Mark Twain