Locally & Internationally Accredited Sailing Training

Theewater Sailing Academy

Youth, Family & Adult Sailing Tuition at All Levels

Learn to Sail & Learn to Race


Theewater Sailing Academy was launched in January 2012 and the Sailing Academy has subsequently achieved both International recognition through World Sailing and local accreditation from South African Sailing as a ‘Learn to sail’ and ‘Learn to Race’ sail training facility with dinghy, multihull and keelboat endorsements. The Academy is run by its principle Neil Ashton. Neil is a South African Sailing Instructor Developer with many years of sailing and coaching experience, together with his instructor group they make a formidable team and have trained numerous winning crews.

learn to sail with the sailing academy

Learn to Sail

The Sailing Academy offers a variety of World Sailing recognised ‘Learn to Sail’ weekend courses & school holiday sailing camps.

learn to race with the sailing academy

Learn to Race

Once you are able to sail, the Sailing Academy will advance your sail racing skills with our 'Learn to Race' programme.

Fast tracking the learning with a Sailing Academy

If you're considering learning to race and don't know what to expect from a Sailing Academy, you ought to set your expectations very high. A good certified Sailing Academy will be a whole lot of fun, often thrilling, thoroughly educational, and totally empowering. Not all Sailing Academies will meet these high expectations, but SA Sailing Accredited Sailing Academies should. Expect your Sailing Academy to go beyond just teaching you the basics of racing. The real value of a Sailing Academy lies in providing the skill, confidence, inspiration, and community that will serve as the foundation for a lifetime of sailing adventure. Great Sailing Academies will attend to all these needs, giving students a complete sailing experience.

Members Special Offer!

Theewater Sports Club Family Members

All Club Members who have paid their camping fees qualify for a special Members discount on all of our sailing courses held at Theewaterskloof Dam.

Sibling Discounts Available!

Members Of The Same Immediate Family

Siblings & immediate family members are entitled to a sibling discount when enrolled on the same sailing course with Theewater Sailing Academy.

Own boat discounts

Own Sailboat Discounts!

Train on your own Sailing Boat

If you have your own sailboat bring it along to our sailing courses, get specific tuition on it and and qualify for our own boat discount.

Youth Sailing Weekend

Youth Sailing Weekend

Youth Sailing Weekend

Youth Sailing Weekend

Holiday Sailing Camp

Holiday Sailing Camp

Holiday Sailing Camp

Holiday Sailing Camp

Adult Sailing Weekend

Adult Sailing Weekend

Family Sailing Weekend

Family Sailing Weekend

Race Training Weekend

Race Training Weekend

Race Training Weekend

Race Training Weekend

Keelboat Sailing

Keelboat Sailing

Hobie Sailing

Hobie Sailing

Transformation Sailing Camp

Transformation Sailing Camp

Transformation Sailing Camp

Transformation Sailing Camp

Corporate Sailing Days

Corporate Sailing Days

Sailing Birthday Parties

Sailing Birthday Parties

Craft Boat Racing

Craft Boat Racing

Internationally Recognised Certificates

Internationally Recognised

Sailing Is Fun!

Theewater Sailing Academy

Neil Ashton - Principal

Neil Ashton

Mobile: 072 219 5951

Contact the Sailing Academy

Theewater Sports Club

Old Caledon Road, Villiersdorp
Office: 028 840 1334
Duty Manager: 060 884 6497

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