Sailing Lessons

Sailing Lessons

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BEGINNER                                  Class Size: 10 students

This 30 hour course covers all the basics.  The lessons don’t skip any steps and by the end of the course you will feel confident sailing a Flying Junior (2 person sailboat) in medium wind (< 15 knots).

Requirements
This class is best suited for beginners or those who have not sailed for an extended period of time and require thorough review.

Instruction Hours
30 hours of instruction, 6 hours per week. 30% on-land and 70% on-water instruction. Weekday lessons are 6 PM – 9 PM, weekend lessons are 10 AM – 4 PM.

INTERMEDIATE                          Class Size: 10 students

This course is designed to refine sailing skills and teach how to rig and sail single- and double-handed types of boats (Laser, Vanguard 15).

Requirements
This course is intended for those who have finished the Beginner course, or have sufficient previous sailing experience, or have completed CYA White Sail II elsewhere.  (One month of sailing independently after the Beginner course is recommended, but not required.)

Instruction Hours
28 hours of instruction (7 hours per week); 25% on-land and 75% on-water instruction. Weekday lessons are 6 PM – 9:30 PM; weekend lessons are 10 AM – 5 PM.

 

ADVANCED I                               Class Size: 6 students

This course teaches advanced sailing and boat handling skills on our  RS500 dinghies, a fast skiff-style boat. You will learn how to rig and sail the RS500, including trapeze skills, in medium wind (8 – 14 knots).

Requirements
For very experienced sailors, or those who have finished Intermediate (or White Sail III) lessons followed by at least 40 hours of sailing without instructor supervision. You must be confident skippering, capsizing and righting a Vanguard15 and/or Laser in medium wind.  Before attending Advanced I lessons, you must have completed 150 tacks and 150 gybes on a Laser, independently, this season.

Instruction Hours
24 hours, over the course of four lessons.  Weekend lessons run 10 AM – 5 PM, evening lessons run 6 PM – 9 PM.

 

ADVANCED II                              Class Size: 6 students

This course teaches advanced sailing skills including spinnaker handling on the RS500, which has a single trapeze and an asymmetrical spinnaker.

Requirements
For very experienced sailors. You have finished our Advanced I lessons (or Bronze V), followed by at least 20 hours of sailing without instructor supervision. You are confident skippering, capsizing and righting the RS500 in medium wind.

Instruction Hours
18 hours, over the course of three lessons (two weeks).  Weekend lessons run 10 AM – 5:30 PM, evening lessons run 6 PM – 9 PM.

 

ADVANCED III                              Class Size: 4 students

Advanced III takes sailors who are proficient on the RS500 boats and applies those skills to the RS800. Sailors will learn double trapeze sailing, how to manage and anticipate the more powerful 800, and fine tune their understanding of rig and sail shape in a high speed skiff. If you have been waiting for a structured environment to become proficient on these boats, this is it!

Requirements

Students should be physically fit, have completed Advanced II, and be capable of sailing an RS500 in all wind conditions.

Instruction Hours

A Thursday evening 6.00 to 9.00PM, and Sat/Sun 11.00AM to 6.00PM session. Rigging will be covered on the Thursday night, and both Saturday and Sunday will be full days on the water.

 

HOBIE 16                              Class Size: 6 students

Hobie 16 lessons provide an introduction for sailors to the fun and fast world of multihulls. Sailors will learn basic catamaran sailing, including double trapezing.

Requirements

Students should be physically fit, and have completed Intermediate.

 

NACRA F18                              Class Size: 6 students

Nacra F18 lessons provide an introduction for sailors to the our higher performance catamarans. Sailors will build on their knowledge from Hobie 16 lessons, including spinnaker usage.

Requirements

Students should be physically fit, and have completed Hobie 16.