This class is an eight hour introduction to sailing course with both on land and on-the-water instruction. We will work on rigging, boat handling, terminology, knots, docking, anchoring, general comfort on the water and other basic seamanship skills. The class is taught on a San Juan 21 in Westsound on Orcas Island. Participants must be able to swim and bring comfortable close-toed shoes and warm, wind/weather breaking layers. More advanced training and ongoing lessons to work on further skill development are available by request.
The course fee is $250 and includes an optional “skipper check-out” to be scheduled separately if the sailor is deemed competent in all basic skills at the completion of the course. 2-3 participants per class.
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 3pm on select weekends
2017 Course Dates
Private and Small Group Lesson Pricing
The initial hour is:
1 person - $50
2 people - $80
maximum 3 people - $100
plus $35/hr for additional hrs for the group
Special Deals***Kids under 15 with a parent sail for free (space allowing)
***5 pack of 2hr individual lessons - $325 (would be $425 if done in “^private lesson mode”)
What to Bring: