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Unlock your potential, join our academy today!

At Sea Masters Academy, we welcome individuals interested in embarking on an exciting journey of sailing education. To initiate this adventure, prospective participants are kindly requested to apply for admission by completing the enrollment application.


Please note that an annual enrollment fee is applicable to support administrative processes, maintain our high-quality standards, and provide essential resources for your sailing experience. This fee contributes to the overall excellence of our academy. We look forward to receiving your application and setting sail on a rewarding learning experience together!"

Benefits included in your annual enrollment fee:

What you need to know about Applying All applications are handled online on this site. If you are unable to apply online, we will be more than happy to help you fill out your application over the phone. No payment is due with your application and submission of the application is not a guarantee that space is available in the class/session appropriate for you. Payment and final registration will be due once your application has been admitted or a student is placed in a class.

When you apply and pay the annual enrollment fee, you automatically become a member of SMAP Club..CLUB SEA MASTERS SAILING, officially registered in PANDEPORTES, with the goal of promoting sailing in Panama. Your annual tuition payment becomes an investment that strengthens the initiative that grows the sport of sailing throughout the country. Together, we are providing boaters with a solid foundation of skills to enjoy on the water for a lifetime..

Your enrollment fee contributes to - Maintain a standard for instruction and "coaching" in Panama that ensures that all boaters learn safely and with fun in a high-quality environment. - Certify, under the US SAILING standard, race officials, judges and referees to guarantee the integrity and progress of the sport of competitive sailing. - Maintain the website and technological platform that involve and support our members, volunteers and other people interested in sailing. - Maintenance of boats, equipment and access ramp to the water. - Increase in the current fleet of boats and equipment of the Club. - Support the Youth Sailing Program, and allow us to introduce more local youngsters to sailing, offering them a fun and active way to develop themselves and broaden their horizon.


Curriculum & Educational Platform

As a member organization of US Sailing, SMAP provides the highest standard of quality instruction when it comes to sailing and recreational powerboating. We have successful programs such as the Learn-to-Sail program that is carried out under the highest safety standard. SMAP members enjoy preferential prices on all of our courses and classes. Some of our programs already available:


  • Learn To Sail

  • Learn To Race

  • Powerboating Program

  • Race Management Program

  • Basic Keelboat Course

  • Skill-Up platform by US Sailing


Shelter Bay Marina chapter - Cristobal, Colón

  • Parking lot with security  24/7

  • Dressing rooms, showers and bathrooms

  • Restaurante / bar

  • Hotel

  • Swimming Pool

  • Chill-out area with BBQ and picnic table and chairs

  • Access to the private beach in front Bahía Limón

  • Docks

  • Secured storage

  • Media Room

Club Dinghies

Shelter Bay Marina chapter - Cristobal, Colón

All affiliated members have use of SMAP Dinghies according to the following terms: 

  • Use of any dinghy must be by prearranged and approved by the SMAP dinghy program Manager

  • Sailing skills will be assessed, regarding the use of sailing equipment and lessons may be required. 

  • Rental fee apply with a discount from the regular price

Junior members and sailors up to 18:

  • Junior members must be enrolled in a sailing program in order to use SMAP equipment

  • Junior members with their own equipment cannot sail unsupervised and must also be enrolled in an SMAP Dinghy Program at a reduced rate

  • Sailor code of conduct and parent code of conduct rules apply

  • The Manager of SMAP Dinghy Sailing Program must authorized Junior membership


  • 1 RS CAT 16 (catamaran 16’) 

  • 1 Wind Rider 17 (trimaran 17')

  • 2 RS QUBA (monohull 12’)

  • 2 RS AERO (high performance monohull 14’)


  • 6 RS QUEST (monohull 15’)

  • 6 OPTIMIST (kids’ monohull)

Other Equipment

Shelter Bay Marina chapter - Cristobal, Colón​​

  • Personal flotation device (PDFs)

  • VHF radios (mandatory use for Open Sailing)

Club member benefits

Your annual enrollment fee gives you 1 year of membership to the Club.  As a member you can enjoy the following benefits:


  • Access to private facilities only available to marina users and SMAP members (swimming pool, dressing & shower rooms)

  • All year round cruising and racing

  • Bring 1 guest per month to sail with you for free

  • Boat and trailer storage at discounted price

  • Member-Matching Sailor network

  • US SAILING certified courses for adults and youth at an unbeatable discounted price.

  • Discounts on sailing gear, equipment and accessories from our top brands: Gill, Rooster, Spinlock, etc.

  • Club dinghies rental at 50% discount off

  • Access to monthly "members-only" meeting at Club De Yates Y Pesca De Panamá

  • Access to other "members-only" events

  • Towing service free of charge

  • Free seminars and chalk-talks with Pros

Ready to begin your journey? Apply Now and become a Club member

Apply by filling out the online application form. Click on the button below and choose the tuition option that best suits you. Once your application is accepted and approved, a visit to the facilities will be coordinated for a brief interview where you will receive all the information and regulations of your membership. You must fill out some forms such as Disclaimer, Medical Form, among others. 

2024 Enrollment Fees

Choose the option that best suits you. Enrollment fees must be renewed each year in order to keep your member benefits active. There are no contracts to sign! 

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