Sailing Okinawa

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5.0 (1 review)

ASA affiliate school #552, offers a full-range of English-based sailing courses in the exotic waters of the Kerama Islands, Okinawa and Osaka, Japan.

Instructors with the affiliate have a wide-range of experience to help you meet your sailing education goals while in Japan.
Originally established in 2004 as BLISS (Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School), management and ownership of the affiliate transferred to Okinawa in 2022. BLISS still offers sailing courses in the waters of Osaka Bay.

Affiliate #552 students are also eligible to enroll in BLISS’ study school to help obtain a Japan Small Vessel Operator’s Permit — a requirement in Japan.

Contact us today to see how we can make your dreams of sailing in Japan, a reality.

Sailing Okinawa is the trade name for Atoms Marine Services, LLC.


Est. 2021 Ginowan, Okinawa

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5.0 (1 review)

Trip: ASA 101 -- Basic Keelboat Lifetime Certification Course

Guide: Adam J.

I was nervous on the first training day and our trainer Adam was patient with me giving me and my partner a lot of opportunities to practice. I got much more confident on the second day. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn to sail in Japan with English speaking instructor.

By Liliia P. on July 03, 2023