Refresher & Challenge Courses

Preparing to come-about ..."Ready 'bout!"
Preparing to come-about …”Ready ’bout!”

The Magellan Sailing Center, Inc. is based in Dallas, Texas. We operate on two different lakes in the North Texas area. Our Basic Sailing courses are taught at Pier 121 marina on Lake Lewisville, just minutes from most north Metroplex locations. Our Basic Cruising courses are conducted on Lake Texoma. We conduct intermediate and advanced courses in other exciting locations such as Florida & the Florida Keys, New England, and Canada. Our courses range from Basic Keelboat Sailing to Bareboat Certification to Advanced & Offshore sailing.


A Refresher course is simply a private lesson for which you identify the specific sailing techniques you would like to concentrate on. The instructor acts as a COACH and may supervise in the execution of those sailing drills.


A Challenge course is strictly a matter of you demonstrating your sailing ability. The standards will be fully explained to you. You will be given some time to practice and become familiar with the boat. The instructor will act strictly as an EVALUATOR and may NOT supervise in the execution of those sailing drills (if a particular drill is unfamiliar to you, the instructor may demonstrate, but not offer supervision).

During a Challenge course, you may decide that you would like additional supervision. If so, at your option, the course may immediately transition to a Refresher course. The instructor may now offer supervision and suggestions. Once this transition happens, a new Challenge course may NOT be rescheduled for that same day. Pricing is hourly so there is no penalty for making this decision.

For a description of our standards, please view our course descriptions.

Pricing (Refresher or Challenge courses):

$200/hr (includes boat rental & skipper)

Plus $75 for each certification (this fee applies only if a written quiz is attempted).