SAILING SCHOOL & CHARTERS
Floridaze Sailing offers the highest quality sailing instruction in Northwest Florida. Both ASA (American Sailing Association) and non-certification sailing classes are available. If you just want to relax at Pensacola Beach, charter a sail with Floridaze on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or the clean, clear waters of Santa Rosa Sound.
Our sailing instructors are accomplished sailors. They are competent, capable and safe sailors.
Our sailing school offers individualized sailing instruction (classes are limited to 2 individuals unless otherwise requested by students).
Our senior sailing instructor, Bob Patroni, has over 35 years of sailing experience on the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida, as well as 20 years as a college level professor.
Floridaze's teaching schedule is flexible and amenable to your needs.
Floridaze's competitive pricing allows you to obtain quality sailing instruction at affordable rates on Pensacola Beach, Florida.
“Captain Bob came to our place and to our sailboat and took us out for a half day trip. We wanted to improve our general sailing knowledge, and Bob really delivered. We learned much more than we expected in a half day. I would highly recommend Bob for any type of sailing instruction. He knows how to teach you…it was just the right level of challenging us and learning for us, while at the same time being able to enjoy a pleasant day on the water.”
When my friend told me he wanted to learn how to sail, I searched the Gulf Coast for a good organization to help me, and I found Floridaze Sailing online. I exchanged a few emails with Captain Bob, and he turned out to not only be a great captain, but also a great tour guide, teacher, and friend to the four of us. I can't recommend enough taking a day to go sailing in the beautiful waters surrounding Pensacola, Florida! I especially recommend Captain Bob and Floridadaze sailing as your guide: whether for leisure or learning!
My wife and I took ASA 1 and 2 lessons from Captain Bob several years ago. The instruction was to the book, but also meaningful and useful for a novice couple. Captain Bob was patient yet he challenged us. If my wife and I would have attempted to learn on our own, one of us might have ended up in the Sound. We enjoyed Captain Bob's wit and wisdom and use some of the applications he taught us outside of the book routinely.