Learn to sail in Barcelona!

We are a unique sailing school offering American Sailing Association – ASA and Small Boat Sailing courses in Barcelona for new and intermediate sailors.

Get your International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) and have the freedom to bareboat charter in Europe and the Mediterranean!
All courses taught in English

Your adventure starts here!

Whether you have never stepped foot on a boat, or you already have some knowledge and want to improve, Red Sky Sailing Barcelona provides fun-filled courses that will elevate your skills to the next level. By teaching fundamental abilities and best practices on the water, we instruct our students on how to become safe and talented sailors.


We are licensed to instruct American Sailing Association (ASA) courses, and following successful completion, we can award students certification. Most charter boat companies in European/Mediterranean waters accept the International Proficiency Certificate (IPC).


For anyone looking to improve their sailing abilities, Red Sky Sailing Barcelona also provides tutored, private, or customized instruction for individuals or families. We invite you to explore our website and take advantage of various chances to learn new sailing techniques!


Certified ASA Courses

At Red Sky Sailing, we teach ASA sailing classes at every level, from basic sailing to offshore cruising. Whether you dream of day sailing on the Mediterranean with family and friends, becoming a charter captain, or crossing the ocean in your own sailboat, we can provide you with the training and experience you need to realize your dreams!

· Basic Keelboat Course – ASA 101

· Basic Coastal Cruising Course – ASA 103

· Bareboat Charter Course – ASA 104

· Premium Monohull Course – ASA 103/104


Small boat sailing Courses

If you’ve never stepped on a boat before, or just getting started learning to sail you’re in the right place.
In all our beginner classes, you will learn step-by-step instructions for everything from hoisting the sail to docking. Do you want to decide if sailing is right for you? Do you need more practice or want to focus on one ability at a time until you have mastered it?

· Level 1 – Small Boat Sailing – Start Sailing

· Level 2 – Small Boat Sailing – Basic Skills

· Level 3 – Small Boat Sailing – Better Sailing

· Individual – Small Boat Sailing Classes


About us

Michael grew up in Eastern Long Island, NY, and has called Barcelona home since 2010. He started sailing when he was 8 years old, and it quickly became his main sport. He is an avid competitive sailor with experience in dinghies and keelboats. He graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1999, where he was the Captain of the Dinghy team.

He holds an Unlimited Tonnage Master’s License, and is currently the Captain of the Maersk Iowa, a 300-meter container vessel that trades between the USA and Northern Europe. He started Red Sky Sailing Barcelona in order to transition his career from the deep sea to spend more time with his family.

Michael LaMaina

USCG Unlimited Tonnage Master of Vessels

ASA Instructor