Tiller And Kites

International Yacht Training sailing school at Lake Pleasant, AZ
Opening at 10:00 AM
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Tiller and Kites + Sea Scout Ship 3500 Flying Tiger 10M rounding Horse Island on Lake Pleasant. The FT10 is the fastest (lowest PHRF handicap) mono hull on Lake Pleasant.

Tiller and Kites uses the J/24 as our primary training boat - and for good reason. It is the most popular and enduring keel boat ever, with 5500+ built and still raced and campaigned all over the world. Learn to sail on one of the best boats ever made - everything else will then come easy. With ...

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We do get around... Tiller and Kites "Pink Cap" and ROXX Vodka - two Phoenix companies, enjoying the BVIs

Tiller and Kites was seen on Phoenix FOX 10 news featuring the Blind Buccaneers from the Foundation for Blind Children - final training day before their 5 vs 6 boat regatta on Lake Pleasant.

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The nicest boats come to Tiller and Kites - like this lovely J/80. Fully equipped and ready to sail and race.... She is for sale. Contact us for more info and specs.

Blind Buccaneers getting ready for Day 3 - Learn to Sail. This is a Tiller and Kites/International Yacht Training 5 day course tailored specifically for the Arizona Foundation for Blind Children. 12 students, 3 AFB crew, 3 TandK instructors and 3 Boats (Spar Wars, NIWS and Mermaid Rescue)

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It's great to be a SEA SCOUT! Sea Scout Ship 3500 is based at Tiller and Kites. Youth (co-ed ages 14-21) have the most amazing fleet of boats available to them. Haley sailing SPAR WARS, an Olson 30 and totally in control as well!

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There will always be only one first - and this is it: J/24 2978 Mermaid Rescue - Tiller and Kites at Lake Pleasant



  • International yacht Training

    Tiller and Kites is an INTERNATIONAL YACHT TRAINING accredited sailing school servicing the entire South West. Our courses are designed to suit our location and fulfill your sailing agenda. Please visit https://www.tillerandkites.com for IYT School information.
  • ICC Certifcation

    The ONLY place in the South West where you can obtain an International Certificate of Competency - needed for charter and rentals overseas. Do your homework.. an IYT ICC is universally recognized, anything else quite possibly may not.


  • Minor Service to Full Restoration

    A neglected boat is a rapidly depreciating boat. Take car of her for years of enjoyable and safe sailing. All your service and repair needs are available at Pleasant Harbor.


a year ago
I have spent many hours with Victor on the distinctive 'Mermaids' in the Tiller and Kites fleet and he is an excellent sailor, racer, and Instructor. The IYT sailing courses are top notch and Victor's passion for teaching sailing makes learning a fun and enjoyable experience. Whether you are brand new and want to start sailing, or want to get into racing, or have dreams of far off shores, or just want to fine tune your skills, I highly recommend Tiller and Kites. For new sailors or experienced sailors, T & K can help with the all important next step - how to continue sailing. Victor has sailboats for sale at the shop or if ownership is not for you the Tumbleweed Sailing program may be the way to go. This unique program gets you sailing on very nice boats at a fraction of the ownership cost. This is the only place in AZ you will find that and since AZ sailing is year round it is a real value. And last but not least, when my boat needed repairs Tiller and Kites took care of it ...
- Jim P
a year ago
I loved sailing with Tillers & Kites - the classes are top notch, the staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable. Victor is always helpful and friendly and a great teacher . I highly recommend .
- dominic j
a year ago
Great school for any level of Sailor. They also sell boats and work on boats at reasonable prices. Best of all, if you get in a pinch, they will always lend a helping hand and their expertise.
- Marshall W

About us

With the largest and most diverse fleet of boats in Arizona, Tiller and Kites offers you the opportunity to experience several different sailing disciplines - from a dinghy to a race boat, a cruiser to a high performance catamaran. Learn how to sail confidently, competently and capably. Your International Yacht Training certificates are recognized worldwide.

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  • (602) 491-1166


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North Lot
8708 West Harbor Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85383
United States

Business Hours

Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 3:00 PM