2013 Basic Courses ASA-101 Basic Keelboat
May 18, 19
June 1, 2
June 15, 16
July 6, 7
July 20, 21
August 3, 4
August 17, 18
September 6-8 (w/ 103) ASA-103 Basic Coastal Cruising June 22, 23 July 27, 28 August 24, 25
September 6-8 (w/ 101)
2013 Intermediate & Advanced Courses: Combined ASA-104 Bareboat Charter Certification / ASA-114 Cruising Catamaran Live Aboard
Combined ASA-106 Advanced Coastal Cruising & ASA-114 Oct 8-11, ASA-104/114, Highlands, NJ to Norfolk, VA Oct 12-17, ASA-106/114 Norfolk to Charleston, SC Oct 17-22, ASA-106/114 Charleston to Miami, FL Oct 23-27, ASA-104/114 Miami to Sarasota, FL (Classes may be substituted per demand)
We speak Multilhull
We love Multihulls!
We teach Multihull
Join the Crew of Tracey School
We need an ASA-101 Instructor this summer. Mostly Weekends... part time... decent pay.
No one gets rich teaching sailing- but everyone gets rewarded! If you have a love for sailing and sharing then this is a good match. Help others get started sailing and share in their joy.
Call Capt. Tracey at 732-546-4103 to discuss.
Meet the Crew Captain Frank has been sailing since 1983, when he had the notion that sailing might be fun. Never having sailed before in his life, he read a book or two on the subject and purchased his first sailboat, a new O’Day 225. That personal experience is what prompted him twenty years later to become an ASA instructor.“I learned the hard way...through trial and error and that could be dangerous!” says Frank. He started sailing professionally in 2003 after attaining his Captain’s license and starting Charter Sails, a sailing charter company. Frank loves the thrill of sailing and the whole idea of you, the boat and mother nature working together. He wanted to share that thrill with others so he became an ASA Basic Keelboat Instructor in 2005 and started working for the Tracey School.He soon became qualified in Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charting, Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising and Cruising Catamaran. “Now,” says Frank, “I get the privilege of sharing that experience with others and instructing them to be capable, safe and confident sailors.
Captain Tracey is a USCG licensed Master Mariner and certified ASA instructor for all courses taught at the Tracey School. He also happens to be the namesake for our little sailing fun-house.
"I've been sailing longer than I care to remember." is his standard response when asked, but almost three decades spent on the water are an asset in our business.
"Experience is the best teacher- has been the Tracey School modus-operandi since day one. Learn by doing. In conjunction with a proven structured curriculum, good instructors and equipment mixed in with some fun, sailing can be easy, safe and entertaining. As it should be! I think we get it right most of the time and are fortunate to have such a competent staff."
Along with owning and overseeing the Tracey School, the captain also operates the Kathleen D and Kay Dee Sailing Catamarans (Nj & FL) and the Anna Maria Island Shuttle Service in Florida. He and his wife Kathleen, along with two cats, live in both states as they chase the "Endless Summer" sailing seasons up and down the east coast of America.
Captain Andrew Seligman actively partakes in racing and cruising sail boats, teaching sailing for American Sailing Association schools, and teaching sailing to new sailors at his sailing club.Andrew also instructs students to get their United States Coast Guard licenses.
Andrew has several licenses and certifications including various ASA Standard student certifications, and ASA Instructor certifications.Andrew has a USCG Masters license with commercial towing and sailing endorsements. Boating since he was eight years old and sailing for 13 years; “I was introduced to the sea before I could walk,” Andrew says, whose grandparents and uncles were avid sailors.
Andrew is also an environmental scientist working for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending some of his time working to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
Oct 8-11, ASA-104/114, Highlands, NJ to Norfolk, VA
Oct 12-17, ASA-106/114, Norfolk to Charleston, SC
Oct 18-23, ASA-106/114, Charleston to Miami, FL
Oct 24-28, ASA-104/114, Miami to Sarasota, FL
(Classes may be substituted per demand)
Your Sailing Resume Starts and Grows Here
Seaduced / Tracey School Teaches Safety, Confidence and Fun Personalized Sailing Lessons
Small Class Size
The Finest Boats
The Best People
Excellent U.S. Based Locations Learn how to Sail by going Sailing!
American Sailing Association
Keelboats and Cruising Catamarans From the basics to advanced cruising- Seaduced / Tracey School teaches you
how to safely enjoy the sport of sailing
using the American Sailing Association Instructional Program
The worldwide recognized authority in
ASA-103 Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA-104 / 114 Bareboat Charter / Cruising Catamaran
Sandy Hook Bay Marina
1 Willow Street
Highlands, NJ 07732 Map
Florida: All Courses
Twin Dolphin Marina
1000 1st Ave. West
Bradenton, FL 34205 Map
Captain George has been on the water most of his life, having learned to sail single-handed (Lightning and Blue Jay class vessels) before he was 10, raced hydroplanes, worked as a commercial fisherman, crewman and bayman on Long Island. His cruising experience includes NJ to Massachusetts, the Florida east coast and Bahamas and the US and British Virgin Islands.
He holds degrees in Marine Science, Biology and Behavior and worked for near a decade as a Marine Scientist studying the impact of Hudson River Power Plants on the fisheries populations of the Hudson, Lower New York Bay and nearby Estuaries. During that period, he lead field efforts to study population densities and distribution of Hudson and Chesapeake Striped Bass, from Maine through North Carolina.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years active, two years reserve duty and is a current member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He is certified to teach by the American Sailing Association, the Recreational Power Boat Association and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Basic to Advanced Sailing Courses
Monohulls & Multihulls
Live Aboard Courses
Florida & New Jersey
"Seaduced / Tracey School- ASA Certified Instruction" Tracey School has partnered with Seaduced Marine Institute for Year round Sailing Instruction in New York Metro and Tampa Bay, FL! ASA-101 / 103 / 104 / 105 / 107 / 108 / 114 / 117 / 118
From Basic Sailing to Coastal & Celestial Navigation, Advanced Coastal Sailing & Multiple day Passage Courses- Monohull and Multihull Sailboats, even Powerboat Handling!
Now we are in two great locations- with the best personnel and equipment.
Tracey School has announced it is partnering with Seaduced Marine Institute of Bradenton / Anna Maria Island, Florida to provide quality ASA instruction year round in southwest Florida and the Jersey Shore in sight of Manhattan!
Our locations along the Sun Coast bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay are prime sailing country! The warm clean waters of the Gulf, Tampa Bay, and the Manatee river are pretty and friendly with countless destinations to explore. Abundant wildlife, picturesque anchorages, numerous urban ports to visit- Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater and on and on. It is sailing heaven!
Come learn to sail along Floridas beautiful Sun Coast. Whatever time of the year you choose to go, Seaduced / Tracey School will be there.
In the spring, summer and early autumn we also operate from Sandy Hook/Highlands, NJ- where the real Jersey Shore begins (unlike the TV version). Just 15 miles to the southwest of Manhattan the sailing is exceptional in these waters. From breathtaking views to countless anchorages, the most exciting passages to be found in America- through the heart of New York and the gateway to the world famous Northeast US sailing destinations. Oceans, bays, sounds, rivers remote anchorages and pulsing urban environments. You want it, this area has it- May thru September.
Finally- if you want to really learn how to cruise- take our Coastal Passage Courses between NJ and FL! We offer multiple day live aboard courses along the Atlantic Seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. These courses teach you how to negotiate the complexities of the ocean and ICW routes and the all important weather!. Learn where and how to make the most traveled passage in sailing!
Thanks to Dave Snyder for the terrific videos shot during our Passage Courses! Scroll down for a Florida West Coast video shot last spring.