Dozens of Vanguard Sailboats Racing on West Sound -- Orcas, Washington

San Juan County, Washington

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Adult Lessons on West Sound

Course Description:

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.

Time Frame:

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 3pm on select weekends

2017 Course Dates

May 20-21

June 3-4

July 22-23

August 19-20

September TBD

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:

  • Lunch, Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Non-cotton layers (fleece, wool)
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Rain shell pants (if available)
  • Sun hat and warm hat

Contact Info:

Hannah Tuson-Turner

Sail Orcas
P.O. Box 1226
Eastsound, WA 98245