Intro to Sail (2 hours): Public Sail, 4 person max (2 person min); $50 per person

 

Ideal for people who have never been sailing or sailed very little and want a hands on opportunity to see if it peaks their interest enough to pursue lessons. At the conclusion of this lesson you will have:

 

* A basic understanding of how the sails harness the wind to propel the boat

* The ability to steer towards a landmark

* An introduction to tacks and jibes

 

You will also learn how to tie a square knot.

 

All lessons are private. $80/hour one person; $40/hour 2nd person; additional people (4 max) are welcome at no charge.

 

Under age 13 – Adult chaperone required (no charge)

ages 13-17 - Adult may accompany minor (no charge)

 

Competent Crew (8-12 hours):

Private Lesson: $80/hr first person, second person half price, 3&4 persons are free

Schedule by booking the two hour morning lesson or a three hour private day sail

Pay as you go (sail to sail)

Designed for people who already have some knowledge about sailing (sailed at least once), and want to have a better understanding of what is happening when they are out. During this lesson set you will:

 

    * Learn the correct terminology for parts of a boat

    * Complete several tacks and jibes

    * Learn to steer the boat to point at any landmark

    * Know how to tie: Square Knot, Bowline, and Figure-8

 

At the conclusion you will be able to offer a skipper short breaks from the helm and confidently handle the lines or helm during maneuvers such as tacks, jibes, and docking.

 

Skipper (16+ hours):

Private Lesson: $80/hr first person, second person half price, 3&4 persons are free

Schedule by booking the two hour morning lesson or a three hour private day sail

Pay as you go (sail to sail)

 

Designed for people who intend to skipper a small boat with family and friends. During this lesson set you will:

 

  • rig and derig the boat

  • perfect your tacks and jibes

  • learn launching from/returning to docks and moorings procedures

  • learn Crew-Overboard maneuvers

  • learn the “right of way” hierarchy with respect to other watercraft

  • Know how to tie: Square Knot, Bowline, Figure-8, Clove Hitch, Cleat Hitch

 

At the conclusion you will be able to rent a small sailboat, instruct your crew members how to help during tack and jibes, and confidently sail the boat back to the dock or mooring.

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