A three-day intro to sailing course designed for beginners with no previous experience on the water. This course includes 16 hours of instruction and 8 hours of practice sailing. After completing the course, students can rent from our fleet of 23-foot sailboats!
Each day will meet from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Weekend Classes: Saturday, Sunday, and the following Saturday
Weekday Classes: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Holidays (Memorial and Labor Day): Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
*See booking link for dates and availability
Day 1: Begining with a morning of classroom instruction, students will learn basic sailing concepts and terminology. After a one-hour break for lunch, students will go out with their instructor on one of our Sonar 23 sailboats! With an afternoon of hands-on learning, everyone will learn how to steer, trim the sails, and enjoy an afternoon on the water.
Day 2: Students and their instructor will head out first thing in the morning. The entire day will be spent onboard out in the Long Island Sound with a lunch break back on land. The second day will focus on more specific boat-handling techniques, crew-overboard drills, and mooring skills.
Day 3: The third day is test day. This day is flexible to give students the best wind conditions possible for their on-water sailing practical. In addition, there will be a written, multiple-choice exam. Of course, there will be a break for lunch.
16 hours of instruction
2 free practice sails after course completion
ASA textbook, log book, and certification
Basic sailing terminology
Maneuvers and points of sail
Aids to navigation
Safety gear and procedures
Returning and securing