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Oriental's School of Sailing

Sailcraft Marina, 1400 Tosto Circle, Oriental, NC 28571
+1 252-249-0960
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The best thing I've done for me in forever.Captain Will is a friend for life , amazing teacher and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeremy T
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The Best Sailing School in NC!

Fantastic experience and I highly recommend Oriental's School of Sailing to any sailor who is new... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
James B
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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We teach sailing and power boating from beginner to expert levels, using US Sailing and US Powerboating certified curricula. We also do customized and individualized training based on the student's background, experience, and needs. We teach in our boats or in your boat. We charter sailboats in our home NC location and can help you charter in other locations around the world. We can help you make the buying decisions necessary to select a sail or power boat that meets your needs and recommend a reputable broker to help you with the purchase.
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Sailcraft Marina, 1400 Tosto Circle, Oriental, NC 28571
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best thing I've done for me in forever.Captain Will is a friend for life , amazing teacher and person.

Thank Jeremy T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic experience and I highly recommend Oriental's School of Sailing to any sailor who is new or just needing to practice their skills. Capt Will will take you from zero to hero before you know it! I now have the skills and confidence to take...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

As and avid weekend sailor I decided to take the Basic Keel Boat class last June. Captain Will taught me a few things and got me to improve my skills all around. It was a great week over all and I would recommend it to...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Capt. Will gave 4 of us windsurfing lessons including my young son. He is so patient and easy going you don’t even realize you’re “learning” anything(yet we all figured it out... pretty much;). His knowledge of the sport, local wildlife, local history, and everything in...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Will is a gifted instructor and was organized and patient in his instructional approach. We covered a tremendous amount of material and he will make sure that you know what you need to know! The Basic Keelboat Course that he taught had the perfect balance...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

My Husband took the week long sailing course from Will. He had a great experience. Only 3 people taking the basic course. Will has a good knowledge of sailing. My Husband said that he learned a lot, and now feels comfortable sailing that sailboat that...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2016

This 4-day course in basic keelboat sailing is an excellent balance between creative classroom instruction and practical experience on the water. A lot of thought and care was put in the course materials and classroom aids such as a scale model of a sloop rigged...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2016

I attended the basic keelboat course with Jim Nixon and Chris German. Chris is an excellent instructor, and the amount of knowledge gained throughout the course was impressive. He answered questions and helped tailor the course to our needs beyond what basic knowledge was required....More

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

just finished my Basic Keelboat Cert class. The instruction from Jim and later Chris, on and off the water,was excellent and the time in little Oriental was great. What a cool little town. A great experience. Jim and now Chris are

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Reviewed May 16, 2016

An excellent experience for this total beginner. Jim and Gordon, our instructors, were everything you could hope for -- knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly. You'll have a great time! The other students in my class were fun, too.

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