The International Sailing AcademyProviding the Best Sailing Training Camps on the Planet
At ISA, you’ll find the best training opportunity for all Laser sailors. We achieve this by providing exceptional accommodations, delicious meals, new equipment and world-class coaching.
We now also offer clinics, lessons and charters in our 26′ keelboat, for all skill levels from beginner to advanced, with the same level of coaching and accommodations that our Laser program is famous for.
Here in La Cruz, you’ll sail in a daily afternoon sea breeze with sessions timed for train in flat or wavy waters; light or heavy air; while one of our top coaches will help you raise your game. We hope you’ll discover why so many have called this the best place they’ve ever sailed.
Paul has a Ph.D. in human performance technology. He works with the ISA coaches to analyze, break down and effectively teach the cutting-edge techniques of the world’s top Laser sailors to ISA clients using powerful instructional strategies and technologies.read more
Sam has over 20 years of sailing teaching and coaching experience. His passion is teaching sailing to people of all ages and abilities. Sam’s friendly, knowledgeable and outgoing personality puts new sailors at ease through their progression. His method achieves rapid results with sailing students, and in tandem with ISA’s customized curriculum, will help you achieve the sailing goals of your dreams.read more
Petra has been cooking us delicious and nutritious meals since ISA was founded.
She is not only an exceptional cook, but is also extremely talented at catering to individuals dietary needs and preferences.
She’ll be sure to keep you well fueled for your week on the water!read more
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ISA offers world-class Laser coaching for all levels in perfect conditions, warm water and consistent breeze. ISA’s clientele ranges from sailors with little experience to those who own a Laser and want to move from recreational sailing into racing. As well, it’s popular with master sailors looking to up their game, and caters to those on the Olympic path.Sailing Magazine May 2017 Edition
Training at ISA was the best sailing I have done in my life. On a consistent basis, I was roll tacking in the morning, and hiking hard every afternoon. Working with the Academy coaches, I was able to achieve a greater understanding for racing, starting and planning for regattas.Brenda Bowskill Canadian Olympian Rio 2016
Totally happy. It’s a great program; coaching, boats, facilities, schedule, support services, all superbly organized and executed. And the food is terrific!Bill Symes Portland, OR
One unique aspect of the ISA program is the sense of camaraderie that develops between participants and coaches during the week. All meals are taken together at ISA headquarters, and the on-land coaching sessions are done either with the full group or in several smaller groups, providing plenty of opportunities to share ideas, discuss backgrounds and get to know one another off the water.Sailing World July/August 2014 Edition
The supplied Lasers, rigging area, sailing conditions, and coaching are all first class. There's a large backyard and pool. La Cruz has lots of local restaurants that serve good food at reasonable prices, but there's little need because the food served by the Sailing Academy's Petra is even better.Doug Peckover Masters World Champion and Blogger
The coaching is skill-level appropriate. These guys are good and don’t make you feel awkward about not getting something right away. Our course included guys like me at the bottom of the ladder, right up through sailors who were doing the Masters Worlds.Hugh Jervis BC, Canada
Loved training at the International Sailing Academy in Mexico. Any Laser sailors wanting a good training camp, I definitely recommend this place.Tom Slingsby Olympic Gold Medalist & America’s cup winner
ISA is one of the few training options for a Laser sailor that offers the best of everything, everyday. From the consistent and dependable breeze conditions to the easy and quick boat launch to lineup time, ISA offers world-class on water training. The coaches work in conjunction with each individual athlete and accommodate to each sailor’s learning style.Hugh Macrae Kingston, Canada