Where to Find the Best Sailing Lessons in Virginia

Virginia is one of the most beautiful states on the east coast with dozens of thrilling hikes, unparalleled summit views, water activities, and excellent restaurants. Located right on the water, the charming town of Irvington is one of our favorite destinations because of its quaint feel and easy access to tons of nearby attractions. The area offers some of the best opportunities to take sailing lessons in Virginia. Be sure to make time to get out on the water and see all that Irvington has to offer.

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The Best Places for Sailing Lessons in Virginia

Premier Sailing

Just a few minutes drive from the Hope and Glory Inn, Premier Sailing is one of the go-to spots for sailing lessons in Virginia as the sixth-largest sailing school in the entire country. The company opened in 1988 and quickly established itself as an authority in Virginia’s sailing scene. Visitors can opt to take either adult, kids, or family sailing lessons and learn how to navigate the waters themselves. You also have the option to book a Sunset Cruise charter for up to four people and a skipper to watch as the sky changes to magnificent shades of yellow, orange, and pink in the evening. Prices vary based on the charter or sailing lesson options. Just be sure to book ahead of time to guarantee that you get the experience you’re looking for.

Norton Yacht Sailing School

Norton Yachts allows visitors and locals alike to experience the thrill of learning how to sail with their variety of sailing lesson options. If you’re looking to sign up for a sailing lesson in Virginia, this is another great place to look into. Lessons range from four to 10 hours and teach you all the basic techniques you’ll need to master the art of sailing.

Carter’s Creek Cruises

While staying at the Hope and Glory Inn, guests are treated to a luxurious experience with plenty of amazing accommodations and activities. The inn even offers its own cruising opportunities for those who want to get out on the water but aren’t as interested in learning how to sail the boat themselves. For a unique and intimate boating experience, guests can sign up for our cruises aboard True Love. While on the cruise, guests can choose to add on a custom Hope and Glory bag with a bottle of wine and charcuterie to enjoy while cruising through Carter’s Creek.

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The bed inside Room 3 at the Hope and Glory Inn

When planning a vacation to Irvington, VA, the Hope and Glory Inn is the place to stay with a nearly endless list of amenities like a top-rated, on-site restaurant serving world-class cuisine prepared by the talented Chef Meseret Crockett. During the day or in the evening, you can stroll through our very own vineyard and sample a local selection of wines as well as delicious oyster pairings from Chef Stuart Tyson that guests consistently rave about. It’s the perfect pairing of terroir and merroir — one that you can only find at a few places in the world! No matter what you decide to do during your trip to Irvington, you’re sure to fall in love with the area.

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