Since 1993 Sailing Ventures has been teaching people the art and science of sailing. Our students are sailing all over the world using the skills they learned on our boats and in our classes. We can also help you with your first boat, offer private lessons aboard your boat, and we do sail and canvas repair as well.


We are closed for the season. Please check back to see our upcoming classes for 2016. Feel free to contact us to get added to our email list.

This January/February: ASA 105 Basic Coastal Navigation. Two classroom sessions with instructor (two weekends with about a month in between sessions) where you can learn basic line-of-sight navigation, chart plotting, dead reckoning, navigation aids, set and drift problems, and more. Dates to be announced; please contact us for details. Cost for two weekend class, $415/person.

We still have spots for San Francisco sailing opportunites, out of Berkeley. Please contact us for details.

Give the gift of sailing! The Introduction to Sailing is perfect to introduce anyone to sailing. Other classes offered are Night Sailing, Motoring and Docking, Refresher courses, private lessons (on our boat or yours), Ladies' only, ASA Challenge-In courses, and Family Sailing. Check the calendar on link below to see schedule or contact Michelle at for details. Sailing Lessons and Calendar

Take a look at our Sailing Club. It is the simplest, most affordable access to our Fleet of sailboats. We have added several Sailing Clubs in California with whom we now share reciprocal sailing club rates!

What is it like to sail at Tahoe? Summer lake winds are variable, typically gentle north winds in the morning, becoming stronger in the afternoon/evenings and swinging out from the west/southwest. The challenge lies in the unpredictability from one moment to the next and you will learn to read the wind on the water as you sail Tahoe. On the real windy days, gusts can get up to 40+ knots and waves heights to match! Our school is located on the southwest corner of the lake and so enjoys some protection from most heavy winds, making it the most ideal location for teaching sailing.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 10583 Reno, NV 89510.


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Sailing School Location: Tahoe Keys Marina
Mailing Address: PO Box 10583 Reno, NV 89510