Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail with Discover Sailing India


Sailing is a fun, safe and unique sport that people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities can enjoy. We started our sailing school with the aim of advancing the sport of sailing in India and getting as many people as possible to share our passion for this incredible sport.

We make learning to sail fun, exciting and rewarding. Whether you’re a beginner or you’re looking to advance your sailing skills, we will help you achieve your sailing goals in a structured, holistic manner.

Enroll in our sailing classes and we will make sure that you develop the right sailing skills. At the end, you learn a new skill and have a certification from the Yachting Association of India (YAI). All sailing instructions are given on our Jboats. Read more about our course offerings below.


Adult Learn-to-Sail Courses


Adult Training Course Level 1

Duration: 10 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic knowledge of rigging, ropework, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, launching and recovery.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.

It is recommended that all participants consolidate this introductory with the Level 2 course. Each participant receives a certificate from YAI after successfully completing the level.


Adult Training Course Level 2

Duration: 12 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

This course provides intermediate level sailing instruction so that participants are capable of sailing independently without an instructor on board in light winds. Course work will include sailing with spinnakers, reefing, coming alongside and theory on various topics. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required from the Level 1 course.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course. Each participant receives a certificate from YAI after successfully completing the level.


Adult Training Course Level 2

Duration: 10 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

This course provides knowledge of advanced sailing techniques so that participants are capable of maneuvering a boat in a seamanlike manner and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions. Coursework will include sailing theory and introduction to navigation, sailing backwards, ruddless sailing and anchoring. Much of the work afloat will be done without an instructor aboard. The emphasis is on increasing the self-reliance and decision making of the sailor. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required from the Level 2 course.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines, with regards to the location and competence of the students. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course. Each participant receives a certificate from YAI after successfully completing the level.


Day Sailor

Duration: 5 sessions, 3.5 hours each.

The aim of this course is to have the participant develop a confident, safe approach to planning and executing a short cruise in a boat. The course will include the planning and execution of a short cruise.

It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required from the Level 3 course. Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines, with regard to the location and competence of the students. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course. Each participant receives a certificate from YAI after successfully completing the course.


Racing Skipper

Duration: 7 sessions, 3 hours each.

This course is designed to give the confidence, skills and knowledge to take part in club racing in good conditions. Confidence is essential if the sailor is to enjoy racing. The course involves the sailor in a range of enjoyable exercises designed to build confidence and to improve skills through practice.

Much or all of the work afloat will be done without an instructor on board so the student to instructor ratio may be increased according to the conditions.

It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required from the Level 3 course.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines, with regard to the location and competence of the students.

Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course. Each participant receives a certificate from YAI after successfully completing the course.



Junior Sails: Learn-to-Sail Courses for Kids


Junior Sails is a fun learn-to-sail program for kids specially designed for their optimal learning so that they have an enjoyable and educational time out on the water. It is designed for children aged 8 to 16 years run by LSails qualified instructors and is a non-competitive sailing program based on fun participation.

Each student receives a Junior Sails kit and a certificate from YAI after completing a level.

The Junior Sails program has 3 levels:


Junior Sails Course Level 1

Duration: 10 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic knowledge of rigging, ropework, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, launching and recovery.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.

It is recommended that all participants consolidate this introductory with the Level 2 course.

Two course options are available:

  • Crash Course (7 sessions, 1.5 hours each)
  • Normal Mode (7 sessions, 1.5 hours each)


Junior Sails Course Level 2

Duration: 12 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

This course provides intermediate level sailing instruction so that participants are capable of sailing independently without an instructor on board in light winds. Course work will include sailing with spinnakers, reefing, coming alongside and theory on various topics. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required from the Level 1 course.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.


Junior Sails Course Level 3

Duration: 10 sessions, 1.5 hours each.

This course provides knowledge of advanced sailing techniques so that participants are capable of manoeuvring a boat in a seamanlike manner and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions. Coursework will include sailing theory and introduction to navigation, sailing backwards, ruddless sailing and anchoring. Much of the work afloat will be done without an instructor aboard. The emphasis is on increasing the self-reliance and decision making of the sailor. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required from the Level 2 course.

Instruction is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios as defined by YAI training guidelines, with regard to the location and competence of the students. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.



Junior Sails Intro for Schools


Junior Sails Club offers Junior Sails Intro for Schools which is an hour-long introductory program designed to give kids an experience of sailing. The Junior Sails Intro for Schools is an ideal excursion for schools where kids can combine participating in game-based sailing activities alongside learning about water safety.



The Sailing School for Students Program


The goal of Discover Sailing India is to introduce, create and promote a sailing culture in India. With sports other than cricket gaining impetus in India, the sailing community has been gaining even more recognition over the years. We facilitate and encourage the future of India to be part of this internationally recognized sporting community through the Sailing School For Students (SSS) program.

The aims of the program are:

  • To make sailing a popular sport for young Indians
  • To teach children a new sport and skills that will last a lifetime
  • To foster teamwork, self- discipline and enhanced communication in each child
  • To find and promote young talent on a national and international level

Each student would need to complete a certain number of hours on the water i.e. sea time. SSS gives each student the opportunity and flexibility to achieve this goal. We have multiple instructors conducting the program. Classes can be arranged between 6 am to 6 pm, any of the 7 days in a week.

Students will receive a Sailing Instruction book and will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.

Based on performance, students will be given opportunities to participate in national and international sailing competitions.

After successful completion of the program, each student will get a certificate from the Yachting Association of India (YAI).