Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School
                       and Sailing Charters
SML Sailing School was formed in 2006 to provide US Sailing Certified instruction for beginning sailors and coaching for experienced sailors who wish to improve their skills.

Classes range from basic boat handling and sail trim for individuals to racing and spinnaker manuevers with your crew.  Our Novice Courses will give you an understanding of sailing principles and plenty of "on-water" experience sailing the J24.  Advanced sailors may sail solo on the Laser Sailboats or the Tanzer 16

Classes are scheduled by appointment and run five hours.  SML Sailing can be experienced on school boats or on the student's boat, always focused on safety, good seamanship and having fun.

We are located on Smith Mountain Lake off Gills Creek in Franklin County, about 45 minutes southeast of Roanoke, VA..

Sailing Charters: We are now offering half day charters with Captain Pete for groups up to four sailors.  Relax and enjoy the ride or help trim sail and steer the boat.

For more information or to enroll in a class or arrange for private coaching respond by e-mail to   Or call (540) 719-0009.
J/24 Sailing Action
Our Favorite Links:
SML  Chamber of Commerce
Blackwater Yacht Racing Association
Contact Info:
Name: Pete Phillip
(540) 719-0009
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