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Hands-On and Classroom 10 week Sail course.
October 14 @ 19:00 - 21:00 EDT$90.00 – $150.00
10 Week Sailing Course
Sailing Starts Monday, October 14th, 2019 @ 7 pm. once a week on Mondays. 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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$90+tax for Members $150 +tax for all others. Includes Textbook and handouts.
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.
USPS SAIL Course book, pen/pencil, highlighter, notepad
Main Sail Trimming by Felix Marks (available through Amazon)
|10/14||Boat, Sail Plans, Boat Design & Hull Type||CH 1, 2, 3||Ch 1, 2, 3|
|10/21||Standing Rigging, Sails, Running Rigging, Preparing to Sail||CH 4, 5, 6, 11||Ch 4, 5, 6, 11
|10/27||Wind, Sail Shape||CH 9, 10||Ch 9, 10|
|11/4||Stability, Balance||Ch 7, 8||Ch 7, 8|
|11/11||Tuning the Rig, Steering & Helmsmanship||Ch 12, 13||Ch 12, 13|
|11/18||Sailing Upwind, Sailing Downwind||Ch 14, 15||Ch 14, 15|
|11/25||Heavy Weather Sailing, Storm Conditions||CH 17, 18||Ch 17, 18|
|12/2||Docking and Anchoring, Marlinespike Seamanship, Sailing Safely||CH 19, 20, 21||Ch 19, 20, 21|
|Navigation Rules, Spinnaker Handling
|Ch 22, 16||CH 22, 16||