Unlock Your Sailing Potential with Tailored-Made Lessons and Adventures

At Sail in Mexico, we offer a range of sailing courses and milecatchers designed to help you gain the skills and experience necessary to navigate the seas with confidence and finesse. Whether you’re a novice sailor or an experienced seafarer looking to enhance your sailing abilities, our courses are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.

International Sailing Schools Association

The International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA) is a globally recognized organization dedicated to promoting high standards of sailing education and safety. As an ISSA accredited school, Sail in Mexico upholds the highest standards in sailing instruction and adheres to the rigorous guidelines set by ISSA. Our accreditation ensures that you receive top-quality training and a comprehensive education in sailing, backed by the expertise and reputation of ISSA. With Sail in Mexico, you can trust that you are learning from a school that meets and exceeds the industry’s highest standards of excellence.

Tailored Sailing Lessons

Our sailing lessons are perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh or increase their sailing knowledge. Led by our experienced instructors, you’ll learn the fundamentals of sailing, including boat handling, sail trimming, navigation techniques, safety procedures, and more. We provide a supportive learning environment where you can ask questions, practice hands-on skills, and build your confidence on the water. We offer our courses mainly in Huatulco and the Sea of Cortez, and through NopalSea can tailor private courses elsewhere on this Blue Planet, simply ask and we’ll help make it happen. For those who have just purchased a sailing yacht, Sail in Mexico can also help you learn to sail it and get comfortable with the onboard systems.

Yacht Crew

The Yacht Crew training program does not require any prior experience or certification and offers an understanding of the basic parts of a yacht and their functions, operating various yacht systems, handling lines and springs, managing sail sheets and haulyards, operating the anchor and dinghy, ensuring safety on board, and possessing other skills such as navigation and signaling.

Zero to Hero – Inshore Skipper

Embark on a journey from “Zero to Hero” with our Inshore Skipper Course. This comprehensive program follows the International Sailing Schools Association syllabus and covers everything you need to become a competent skipper in coastal waters. From navigation skills to safety protocols, you’ll gain the expertise required to confidently command a yacht in various coastal conditions.

Offshore Skipper

Take your sailing skills to new horizons with our Offshore Skipper Course. Designed for experienced sailors, this course focuses on advanced navigation techniques, passage planning, offshore safety procedures, sail handling, and more. Whether you dream of crossing oceans or exploring remote coastlines, this course equips you with the knowledge and confidence for offshore adventures.

Marine VHF Operator

Enhance your communication skills on the water with our VHF Operator Course. Learn how to effectively and safely operate a Marine VHF radio, mastering proper radio procedures, distress and safety communications, and an introduction to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Our expert instructors will provide hands-on training, ensuring you can communicate effectively in any maritime situation.


For those seeking real-world sailing experience, our Milecatchers program offers exciting opportunities to join us on adventurous voyages. Join our experienced captains as crew members and actively participate in all aspects of offshore passages. Gain valuable sea miles, practice your skills, and immerse yourself in the unique challenges and rewards of long-distance sailing.

We believe that sailing is not just a skill but a lifelong passion. Our expert instructors are committed to providing personalized attention and guidance, ensuring that you receive the highest quality instruction tailored to your individual goals. Discover the thrill of sailing with us and unlock your true potential on the open seas.

Book Your Sailing Lessons Today!

Contact us to discuss your objectives, tentative dates, course and destination options and we’ll help you tailor a unique sailing vacation.