Oriental's School of Sailing, located in historic Oriental, NC, sits at the cross roads of the North Atlantic amid some of the best sail training grounds in the world. Nestled at the opening of the Neuse River and perched on the vast Pamlico Sound, it is home to the best breezes, longest sailing season and by far and away the best sailing port of call in the Country.
It is this geography that makes Oriental the best place to learn in the country, and it is also probably why we are the only US Sailing School in North Carolina with over 40 years in the business of sail education.
We offer a host of training courses that will prepare you to embark on the voyage of a lifetime as well as the only membership program in the State where you can practice on the boats you learn on for 365 days a year for little over $1 a day.
John Poole, a founder of Oriental's School Of Sailing
John Poole ran Oriental's School Of Sailing from 1980 to 2001. He passed away August 9, 2016. John is remembered for his calm ability to teach new sailors. Over the years John Poole taught thousands how to sail.