Sailing Okinawa
Nishinomiya, Japan

ASA affiliate school #552, offers a full-range of English-based sailing courses in the exotic waters of the Kerama Islands, Okinawa and Osaka, Japan.

Instructors with the affiliate have a wide-range of experience to help you meet your sailing education goals while in Japan.
Originally established in 2004 as BLISS (Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School), management and ownership of the affiliate transferred to Okinawa in 2022. BLISS still offers sailing courses in the waters of Osaka Bay.

Affiliate #552 students are also eligible to enroll in BLISS’ study school to help obtain a Japan Small Vessel Operator’s Permit — a requirement in Japan.

Contact us today to see how we can make your dreams of sailing in Japan, a reality.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

101, 103, 104, 105

Other Services Available

Couples Courses, Private Courses, Weekend Courses, ASA 'Challenges', Sunset Cruises,

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Bill’s philosophy about sailing has given me a new perspective and eagerness to learn more. Despite his wealth of knowledge and vast experience, he does not pretend to know everything. His quietly spoken manner has helped me to feel relaxed and enjoy

    Mitch - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • This course was a fantastic introduction to sailing. I not only became familiar with the parts of the sailboat, but became comfortable with operating the boat by tacking, gybing, and docking. The emphasis on & safe and controlled sailing provided me

    Emma - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • he Basic Keelboat Sailing Couples Course allowed my husband and I to become comfortable with the basic concepts and skills of sailing in just one weekend. We can’t wait to start crewing to further develop our skills.

    Neda - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Fun class, Zamami (Island) is a great place to take this class and enjoy what sailing has to offer..

    Matt - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Thanks Adam, the course was great and I enjoyed the fun activities you planned apart from the classes. You showed me how much fun sailing can be!.

    Alisa - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

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Sailing Okinawa

Address Shin Nishinomiya Yacht HarborNishinomiyaHyogoJapan
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