Frank Jones is a 17 year New Orleans “native” living with his wife and their two daughters in an uptown camelback shotgun. He was born on the shores of Lake Ontario and has been boating his entire life. He started sailing while living in Connecticut in 1988. He has obtained five American Sailing Association Certifications, as well as, a Moorings “Captain” designation certifying him to solo sail any boat anywhere in the world. Wishing he had more time to do so, Frank has sailed up and down the coast of California, around the Caribbean Islands, in Long Island Sound, on Lake Dillon outside Denver, on Lake Ontario, the Florida Keys, and most recently to Ranague Cay off the coast of Belize Central America. He currently keeps his Cruiser fleet on Lake Pontchartrain where he can be found chasing the sunset whenever the time and winds allow.
Your Ocean Cruiser
For Private Sailing Lessons you will be trained on our 36 foot Hunter Legend "Float On". Float On is rigged with a rolling furling genoa and a mainsail with two reef points. When under power Float On is equipped with a powerful 27 hp diesel engine. All lines are run into the cockpit for safe and controlled sailing when underway. Float On is an exceptional stabile and very fast cruiser for an exhilarating sailing experience. Float On is also available for Private Sailing cruises. A very stable and comfortable cruiser with plenty of seating and a full private bathroom for quests. Additional pictures of students sailing Float On can be found in our Gallery.
Lessons and Cruises
Private Sailing Lessons
We provide private lessons year round, seven days a week, early morning to evening, specifically to fit your schedule. In our experience, most students can obtain the skills necessary to skipper Float On with only two Private Lessons. Begin building a significant Sailing Resume on our 36 foot Ocean Cruiser Float On. Lessons at Sail NOLA will prepare you for your dream sailing adventures. We offer discounts for two person "Private Lessons" and discounts for multiple lesson purchases. Visit our Private Lessons page for details.
Private Sailing Cruises
Sail NOLA also provides individuals and groups the opportunity to relax and enjoy a sail on Lake Pontchartrain with Captain Frank Jones at the helm of our Hunter 35.5 Cruiser - Float On. A very stable and comfortable cruiser with plenty of seating and a full private bathroom for quests. An optional catered picnic can be selected from our menu of New Orleans cuisine and beverages. A perfect finish to your perfect day of sailing on Lake Pontchartrain. Visit our Private Cruises page for details.