Private Lessons

Private Sailing Lessons

Wrightsville Performance Sailing offers a truly tailored and personal sailing education. Private lessons can be taken al-la-carte with one of our knowledgable instructors to learn at your pace or setup to achieve a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification privately on our J/80 at Wrightsville Beach. All private lessons are one-on-one or with your private small group of friends, colleagues or family. Private lessons are the right choice for many students who want dedicated time on board without having to share the instructor time with other students enrolled in a group course. Should you want a third party certification we can setup your private lessons to achieve the requirements set forth by US Sailing for Basic Keelboat Certification. Our US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification is also available as a three day weekend public group course, more information on that course can be found here. Wrightsville Performance Sailing’s school was accredited by US Sailing, the leading sailing authority in the United States, in 2017. Enjoy learning a lifelong sport, in the beautiful setting of Wrightsville Beach just minutes from Wilmington, North Carolina, with numerous first rate hotels, restaurants, and things to do located nearby. See our options below.

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Private Keelboat Sailing Lesson Options

Ready to take the helm for the first time? Refresh or build on existing skills? Our┬áJ/80 is the perfect hands on platform for your budding or developed sailing passion. A large cockpit, powerful sail plan and nimble feel coupled with our knowledgable instructor make our private Keelboat Lessons the choice for you. Our lessons are custom tailored to your skill level and age, and progress at comfortable and understandable pace – welcoming both ADULT and YOUTH students.

Please inquire for a package rate on multiple lessons or for custom pricing on a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification via private lessons.

2 Hours

$199/boat (1 Student)

$259/boat (2 Students)

$329/boat (3 Students)

3 Hours

$279/boat (1 Student)

$369/boat (2 Students)

$469/boat (3 Students)


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