Basic Boat Handling

Our basic boat handling course provides you with the fundamental skills necessary to properly navigate a sailboat: basic seamanship, rules of the road, raising sails, docking, sail trims and steering. This course is set-up to take you from a novice to a confident sailor, over the course of the Series.

You will have 6 lessons of 2 hours each with a USCG certified captain who has years of sailing experience. These lessons will help you confidently navigate your own vessel or one of the boats in our Sailing Club!

Skills learned:

  • Safety on a boat
  • Understand & finding the wind
  • How to use the wind to move the boat
  • Sailing upwind and downwind
  • Stopping & getting out of “irons”
  • Tacking & Gybing
  • COB maneuvers
  • Rules of the waterways
  • and more…

Lessons will typically be set up every week at the same time for 6 consecutive weeks.  If you need to make an exception let us know and we will work with you.

Time are typically:

  • 10:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm
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