Enjoy Your Adventure

Ohio’s Lake Erie shores and beyond

Whether you are just learning to sail or have been actively enjoying the seas for years, there is always the opportunity to improve your nautical skills. Sailing can provide you with a lifetime hobby – whether you enjoy the challenge and competition of a race, or the relaxing tranquility of a gentle Sunday afternoon excursion. It’s whatever you want it to be! Learn to rig, sail and navigate a boat safely. It won’t be long before you’ll be setting the sails, steering the boat, mooring, and anchoring. You just need to learn the ropes!


Is a website created by USCG Master Captain Jere Austin, for the purpose of helping new or experienced sailors reach the appropriate sailboat training as well as linking them with the appropriate source for their immediate boating requirements. Some of these might be:

  • Information on chartering (renting) sailboats (keelboats)
  • Guiding sailors in their search of a new or used keelboat
  • Evaluating the condition of a potential sailboat
  • Providing private sailing lessons on the owner’s boat
  • Helping a boat owner with their sailing skills
  • Helping a boat owner with their boat systems and rigging
  • Designing special event programs for groups
  • Boat (power or sail) handling with an emphasis on docking skills

If there is any related request, please call us to discuss your needs. We have a group of USCG Master Captains who have many years of experience in all phases of yacht design, boat handling, and offshore sailing.

Please call 440-477-5199
Email: jereaustin@gmail.com
We are located in Cleveland, but sail the whole world over!

Meet the Captain

Jere Austin
Captain Jere Austin
Able Adventurer

Captain Jere Austin learned to sail in his early teens on Great South Bay of Long Island in a wooden 14 foot sailboat called a Barnegat Bay Sneakbox. He has been involved in the design and production of a number of sail and power boats with several major marine manufacturers over the years. Jere has cruised and raced his C&C 35 extensively around the Great Lakes. He is certified to teach sailing and holds a USCG 50-Ton license and looks forward to introducing people to the joys of sailing…and sailing safety.


ASA Certified InstructorJere is a certified instructor for the American Sailing Association

Our Services


Start Your Journey

Give us a call and let us know what you need to get started, or improve upon your sailing experiences. Our captains are experienced, knowledgeable and friendly, and we enjoy introducing and teaching others our lifelong passion – sailing the beautiful Lake Erie.

Jere Austin

Learn to Sail Lake Erie
1890 Carter Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44113