You’ll be amazed by how much you can learn in just a few hours! Private sailing lessons are a one on one experience with a qualified instructor. Nervous about docking? Need some extra help hoving to or completing a man overboard drill? Our instructors are here to help! Fully customizable based on what skills you are looking to strengthen. Private sailing lessons are a good choice if you’re working towards a particular rating here at Courageous, prefer one-on-one coaching, or you need more scheduling flexibility than our group practices offer.
All custom private lessons and cruises may be scheduled by contacting the Courageous boathouse at 857-452-1769 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to get the most out of every lesson, there is a two-hour minimum.
Topics for Private Sailing Lessons
- Wind and weather
- Points of sail
- Tacking and gybing
- Rules of the road
- VHF usage
- Crew overboard recovery (Figure 8 and Quick Stop methods)
- Sail controls (vang, cunningham, outhaul)
- Advanced boat handling and weight placement
- Race prep (courses, signals, basic rules)
- Cruising boat systems
- Using auxiliary power
Looking for a complete Learn to Sail experience? Check out the complete introductory course which can take you from knowing nothing about boats or sailing to a capable skipper in just two weekends. Learn to Sail
Also check out Advanced Keelboat, a two-day course focused on sail trim, spinnaker use, and performance boat handling, or Basic Cruising, for those who want to learn about advanced systems onboard a larger sailboat.