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Learn to Sail
Learn to Sail
Never stepped on a boat? Want to learn how to sail or improve your skills? Want to join our boating club? Gain confidence and explore your salty side! These lessons are for you.
Most of our classes are 2 hours long. We start by reviewing the goals of each sailor and material in the book "The Complete Sailor." Then prepare the boat, and review safety, set out sailing.
We keep our class sizes small, no more than 4 people per session. (one-on-one classes are also available). This ensures that all students will have an opportunity to pull lines, trim sails, and pilot the boat.
Want to learn it all. Ask us about our package deals.
Intro to sailing: 2hrs $80/person
Learn the basics of sailing, points of sail, and how a sailboat uses the wind to move. Tacking & gibing will be taught with hands-on instruction. All students will have a chance to pilot, pull lines, and trim sails.
Points of sail & setting a course: 2hrs $80/person
In this lesson we will build on skills taught in the first lesson. We review the points of sail and how to use them to navigate around the lake. This lesson will focus on how to use the points of sail and trimming the sails.
Spinnaker Practice: 2hrs $80/person
Does the spinnaker confuse you? Are you unsure how to rig & set it? Do you want to understand spinnaker trim better? This hands-on course reviews several types of spinnaker and how to safely set & douse them.
Sail Trim: 2hrs $80/person
Want to get more speed? Want to understand the difference between heavy winds and light winds sail trim? The basics of using the boom vang, outhaul, flattening reef, and much more will be covered.
Custom/ Private Lessons: 2hrs $120/person
Just bought a boat? Have an existing boat? Want to learn how to handle in heavy weather or learn how to rig & fly a spinnaker? Confused by knots, splicing, electrical systems, sail repair? Let us know your goals. If it’s on a boat we can help you understand it! We will create a lesson specifically for you.
Want to join our Boat Club? or get out on the water in your own boat? This class if for you. Learn how to handle a boat, including raising the sails, sail trim & steering, basic seamanship, docking, saftey & rules of the "road". This is a series of (6)- two hour lessons, and will quaifiy you for our boat club. Once you pass the checkout test you will be able to rent a 20’ sailboat .
Want to learn it all. We offer a variety of classes, some examples are: intro to racing, basic keelboating, intro to cruising, competent crew, solo skippering, plus many more. Contact us today to set your dreams in motion.
The internet is full or resources to learn about sailing, including treminology, and science behind sailing. One of the biggest things you can do to prepare for sailing is to start noticing and seeing the wind. Where is it, where is it going? Can you wind then wind with your eyes closed? After all it is how we move the boat.
Below are several resources we have found and use to help people learn more about sailing. See you on the water!
A good reference book is: "A Complete Sailor"