An Academy MAde For
Learning, relaxing, & exploring
Trident Sailing Academy offers the only purpose-built ASA certified sailing facility in the DFW Metroplex. We teach new sailors well as experienced sailors that want to sharpen their skills.
Enjoy the Water
Book an evening with that special someone or invite a group of friends for an afternoon or evening sail or just explore the hidden nooks of the coastline. We will take advantage of hidden swimming spots or shoot for a lakeside dining and drinking experience that's sure to impress!
Regardless of whether you're in Grapevine taking lessons on Lake Grapevine or just enjoying a charter on the lake, Grapevine has numerous attractions to keep you busy.
Meet the crew
Nicholas - Captain
Captain Nicholas (Nico) Trevino has been sailing since the age of 10 and has been racing for over 12 years in both lake sailing events as well as the open ocean. He carries a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain’s license as well as his American Sailing Association certified instructor certification.
He has raced on both coasts as well as actively competed in the Harvest Moon Regatta; a 145 nautical mile race across the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from racing and teaching, he also is available for sailboat deliveries and was required to shine last year when pursued by twin hurricanes Marco and Laura in the Gulf during the delivery of a 51’ sloop.
Paul - CaptainPaul started sailing in the late 70’s on the Gulf of Mexico. He obtained his USCG Captain License (OUPV) in 2014 and (50 GRT Masters) in 2019 and became an ASA instructor in 2018. Among his many accolades, he has sailed and raced off the southern coast of Norway, the UK, Australia, Sardinia, France, and the Caribbean.
Yvonne - CFO
With over 25 years of experience with a Fortune 500 company Yvonne brings her business expertise to Trident’s daily operations.
Yvonne has been a partner to Nicholas Trevino for over 12 years and takes pride in being able to offer sailing opportunities through Trident to people interested in all levels of sailing. She has been a part of the sailing community, gaining knowledge through numerous sailing adventures and excursions alongside her husband, Nicholas for many years and gaining knowledge through observation and participation with him.
She is super excited to work along side her husband to offer an amazing sailing experience.
Sailing Academy Courses
Online Intro to Sailing
This online sailing course introduces the fundamentals of sailing including important vocabulary, safety skills, and how sailboats work. By completing the lessons in this online course you will be ready to report to an American Sailing school for on-the-water sailing lessons.
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.