International Sailing School

Providing lessons, club rentals, moorings and fun!
Located on Mallett's Bay in Colchester, Vermont

What are your Sailing Goals?

Are you a new or potential boat owner? Do you want to enjoy a Caribbean Island Charter next winter? Do you like to sail your new weekend cruiser to remote anchorages along a nearby coast or inland lake? Do you dream of extended cruising on a 30-40' offshore boat, anchoring some nights, docking for dinner at waterfront restaurants or perhaps sailing all night under a bright moon and making an exciting night landfall?

Or is it: Day sailing with friends and family in a smaller boat? Piloting the family Sunfish with a new confidence? Winning trophies in evening or weekend club racing? Out sailing a larger "faster" boat owned by a friend? Sailing for fun when strong winds hold other sailors in the harbor? Crewing or skippering an off shore passage of hundreds of miles? Taking a year or two and sailing before the trade winds, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, even the South Pacific? Your sailing goals and dreams can become reality and the learning process can be fun, safe and quick. An intense, compact ISS program will give you hours of direct "hands on" practice, under professional guidance, and the confidence to take charge and set sail on your own. Past ISS students are fulfilling their dreams today — you can too.

"In my research of various schools I found ISS most professional. The instructors were enthusiastic, yet easy going and most of all, patient."----Richard & Joanne Imperatori, Westmount, Canada
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The Vacation/Education Concept

ISS programs are based on the proven concept of intensive format within a fun vacation atmosphere. Professional, certified instructors quickly dispel fears and rapidly build confidence and skills. Because our programs are active and offer unmatched practice time — your vacation time becomes exceptionally rewarding. In a relaxed and friendly environment, the ISS staff shares its experience and its enthusiasm for sailing.

We've learned to pattern ISS programs to your goals, to guide you in rewarding sailing experiences and even in choosing the "right" boat. Our programs are both serious and fun. Our high student repeat and referral rate indicates that our students are achieving their goals. Team up with us to fulfill yours.

"My instructor was very patient, kind & gentle, considering how many times he had to repeat himself, as well as obviously being superbly qualified himself. Thanks for opening up a new Pandora's box..." — Bess Muhlstock, Montreal, Canada

"...your course taught me much more that I expected, but mostly it gave me the confidence in handling my sailboat." —Dr. Driss Hassam, Plattsburgh, NY