Our Sailing Base

Joe’s Sailing School is located on Lake Travis in Hurst Harbor Marina just 30 minutes drive from downtown Austin. There is plenty of parking available once you arrive.

Our Instructors

Grant Headifen

Certified NauticEd Instructor


I have been a sailor since I was 8 years old, but in my mind, from before I was born. I hold a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. I love to apply my engineering training to the enjoyment and understanding of sailing – harnessing the energy of the wind into making the boat glide purposefully and seemingly without effort through the water. My passion is teaching sailing so that everything becomes a natural extension of the mind and body – you instinctively know what to do. I believe that if you want to be a sailor, you want to do it right – you want to be confident and competent.  If that’s you, I’m here to help. 


My secret specialty is teaching how to maneuver a sailboat in a tight marina under power.

NauticEd Founder and Director of Education Grant Headifen