Learn seamanship skills that will allow you to expand your horizons safely and enjoy time with family and friends while knowing what is necessary and important for your safety, comfort and enjoyment.
Intro to Cruising
Gear, Hull, Rig, Points of Sail, Dynamics, Apparent Wind, Getting There and Back
The Engine, Electrical System, Fresh Water System, VHF Radio, Stoves, Marine Toilet, Bilge, and sail Controls
Preparation to Sail
Weather, Getting Ready, Safety Check, Sailing Environment
Your First Sail
Maneuvering Under Power, Steering, Windage, Stopping, Prop Walk, Leaving the Dock, Hoisting the Main, Hoisting the Jib, Sailing Up Wind, Sailing Down Wind, Tacking, Jibing, Lowering the Sails, Returning to the Dock, Slip or Mooring, Securing the Boat
Improving Your Skills
Adjusting Sail Shape, Shortening Sail, Changing Sails, Anchoring, Docking and More Docking, Knots, Coiling and Heaving a Line
The Sailing Environment
Tides and Current, Navigation Rules, Basic Navigation Aids, Situational Awareness
Including Reading a Chart, Planning with a Chart, distance – Speed –Time, Plotting, Way points on a GPS plotter, Danger Bearings
Health and Safety
On Deck Safety, Overboard Rescue Methods, Running Aground, Hypothermia and Heat Emergencies, Steering Failure, Fire Safety, Towing, Flooding, Signaling for Help, Safety Equipment, Federal and State Safety Requirements
Three years of documented sailing experience, or US sailing or ASA basic keelboat certificate.
Ability to swim, good balance and agility, reasonable strength, adequate vision for chart work and keeping watch.
30 hours of Instruction including one overnight and 2 days of cruising, two 3 hour sessions for Piloting and Docking:
$1200 per person Maximum 3 students per session
Call for scheduling
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