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Adult Sailing 16 Hour Course Descriptions

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Basic Sailing (Learn-to-Sail) courses give new sailors a thorough introduction to the basics of sailing a small boat, including rigging and de-rigging, the physics of sailing, points of sail, getting underway and returning, tacking, jibing, helming, sail trimming and safety.

Intermediate courses are a continuation of our Basic Learn-to-Sail course. In 2012, participants can choose from two options; recreational intermediate or race oriented intermediate. Both classes practice the basics of sailing a small boat and deepen participant’s level of competence and confidence on the water. Students are expected to enter the class with an understanding of the basics covered in our Basic Learn-to-Sail class.
Recreational:

Emphasis is placed on improving boat-maneuvering skills such as anchoring, mooring, docking, heavy air tactics, safety and emergency procedures and basic navigation.
Race:
Our intermediate race course focuses on trimming the sails for maximum speed, flying the spinnaker, understanding a race course and other elements of sailboat racing.

Women Only This course is taught by women for women! A course designed for women of all ages (18-99). Ladies can choose a class that fits their ability (beginner or intermediate) and schedule. The class curriculum and boats are the same as in our co-ed classes. Learn how to sail with other women – become a competent, confident skipper!

Course Formats:
Week-long Courses (WL): Each course is 16 Hours long with five additional hours built into the course in case for rain/ lack of wind. The group meets four hours per day for one week. Class times are Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Five-week Courses (FW):
Each course is 16 Hours long with five additional hours built into the course in case for rain/ lack of wind. This course meets for one four-hour session each week for five consecutive weeks (from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on weeknights).

Weekend Intensive Courses (WI
): Each course is 16 Hours long with two additional hours built into the course in case for rain/ lack of wind. This weekend course includes four hours of sailing on Friday night (4-8pm), six hours sailing on Saturday (10am-5pm) and five hours sailing on Sunday (10am-4pm). There is a one hour lunch break Saturday and Sunday.

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