Learn to Sail Series (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.

All of our lessons are 2 hours and taught by a USCG certified captain who has years of sailing experience. Lessons are separated into 4 levels with each introducing you to new skills and building on what you’ve previously learned.

Because everyone learns at a different pace, we offer the option of a 6-lesson or 10-lesson punch pass. Not sure how many lessons you might need? No worries! Once you’re checked out on the boat, each punch will also go toward a rental so no punches will go to waste.

We are not affiliated with ASA or US Sailing, so all of your lesson time is on the water. We have reading and material to help you learn, but our lessons are designed to help you gain the confidence and skills to skipper a vessel yourself.  Once you pass Level 4 you can join our Sailing Club, and take the boat out on your own.

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…


Custom dates & times available


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