Sailing Course with John Schaefer

10 Week Sailing Course

Sailing Starts Monday, September 14th, 2019 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays.  This will be an in class instruction with a minimum of 6 and a max of 8. All students and instructor will wear masks, and temperatures will be taken prior to entering the building while practicing Social Distancing seating. The instructor John Schaefer is a seasoned sailor who spends months sailing around the islands every year and has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students.

Sailing course created to serve the needs of the novice and experienced sailor, as well as the non-sailor, for basic skills and knowledge. The course starts with basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, safety, and sail processes and then tackles the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques.  Students will have the option to take an addition 2 hour Sailing Class to learn hands-on the in a sailboat for an additional $20 fee (not included).

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$75.00 per student includes USPS SAIL Textbook included.  Extra fee for hands on Sailing at Tigertail park (estimate cost $25-$35)


General Information


Students will learn parts of a sail, sail handling, sail terminology, types of boats & hull types, wind, Navigation Rules, Marlinespike, Seamanship, Docking & Anchoring, sailing in weather, and sailing safely.

Expectations and Goals

Students will gain a better understanding of sailboats, parts, terminology, what makes them go, Navigation Rules, and safe sailing.

Required Materials

USPS SAIL Course book, pen/pencil, highlighter, notepad

Optional Materials

Main Sail Trimming by Felix Marks (available through Amazon)

Course Schedule

Sept 14 (Start, registration)
Sept 21
Sept 28
Oct 5
Skip Oct 12th
Oct 19
Oct 26Nov 2
Nov 9
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 7 (end, Exam)