Sailing Course with John Schaffer

Date Monday Nights starting November 5th at 7 pm.

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Class Sailing Course-Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron
Sailing is a completely new sail 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.

$90+tax  for Members $155 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts.

General Information

Description

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

Week Topic Reading Homework  
11/05 Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3  
11/12 Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

 
11/19 Wind, Sail Shape CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10  
11/26 Stability, Balance Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8  
12/03 Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13   CH 1, 2, 3 Ch 1, 2, 3
12/10 Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind Ch 14, 15 Ch 14, 15   CH 4, 5, 6, 11 Ch 4, 5, 6, 11

 

12/17 Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions CH 17, 18 Ch 17, 18   CH 9, 10 Ch 9, 10
01/07 Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely CH 19, 20, 21 Ch 19, 20, 21   Ch 7, 8 Ch 7, 8
01/14

 

01/21

Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling

Open, Review

 

 

Ch 22, 16 CH 22, 16  

 

 

Ch 12, 13 Ch 12, 13

 

 

Exam Schedule

Date Subject
01/28 Review
02/06 Exam