It's never too late to learn
Start from the beginning, with no experience necessary
ASA 103 & 104
Take the next step, and perfect your skills for liveaboard cruising
ASA – 106
Ready for the big leagues? Learn everything needed for off-shore, long-range crusing on a long-haul, 60 mile voyage across Lake Superior
All 100 level ASA courses are available, as well as ASA-200 courses, Instructor Qualification.
Sail Away Sailing School, LLC takes pride in excellent customer service, conducting classes, cruises and coaching in Minnesota, the Great Lakes, and Caribbean. Lead instructor is Captain Joan GiImore, who holds a master’s degree in adult learning styles. She has conducted research and presents seminars on how adults learn. She has been an Instructor Evaluator for ASA since 2000, training Small Boat through Advanced Coastal Cruising instructors in the U.S., Japan and Caribbean. The former ASA Education Coordinator now serves on three non-profit sailing boards and writes articles for Sailing and other national magazines.
USCG Licensed Captains
Minimum 10 years' experience for each instructor
World Wide experience
Experience in Minnesota, Florida Coast, Great Lakes, and Caribbean
All of our Instructors own a private vessel. Sailing is not a part time job for us. It is our life.
Specialists in instructing adults
In addition to all Instructors being experts in Adult Learning techniques, Captain Joan Gilmore has her Masters Degree in Adult Learning