Rhodes 19 Boston Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail Part One

$325.00 $295.00

The first part in the Learn to Sail series. This course is open adults of any ability. Graduates are eligible to take Learn to Sail Part 2.

Clear

Is this a gift?

Participant Information *

Please provide the basic contact information for the individual who will attend this course. To purchase multiple courses, first add this course to your cart and then you may return to add a second course for another individual as part of the same order.

Email address

Phone number

SKU: BK1- Categories: , Tag:

Product Description

Part One of our Learn to Sail course covers the fundamentals of sailing. We’ll teach you how to rig and unrig the boat, leave and return to the dock safely with a bit of guidance, and adjust your sails and rudder to make the boat go where you want it to go. This is the first half of the complete course, and perfect if you just want to try out sailing without committing to the full 24-hour Learn to Sail course, you prefer a more relaxed pace, or your schedule can’t accommodate two consecutive weekends.

In twelve hours, you’ll learn enough to get you off to a good start, and you’ll probably find that you can sail with confidence with just a little bit of help from an instructor.

Schedules

Learn to Sail Part One runs on the following schedules:

  • A single weekend Saturday & Sunday, from 10-4:30 each day, with a half-hour lunch break
  • In 3-hour intervals over 4 weekday evenings (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) – Subject to enrollment minimums

Practical skills covered in the course

  • How to use weather forecasts to evaluate sailing conditions
  • How to board a sailboat, do an equipment safety check, and prepare to sail
  • How to rig, derig, and secure the boat to the dock
  • How to safely leave and return to the dock
  • How to maneuver the boat: starting, stopping, controlling speed, steering, tacking, jibing, getting out of irons, etc.
  • How to handle control lines and trim sails
  • How to depower sails if the wind picks up
  • How to tie the knots you’ll need
  • How to read a nautical chart of Boston Harbor (intro level)
  • How to apply the right of way rules
  • How to recognize and navigate around aids to navigation

Knowledge

  • Sailing terminology
  • Basic sailing theory
  • Points of sail
  • Right of way rules

Image

Get your US Sailing Certification

Our curriculum is aligned with the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Curriculum. You can see the entire US Sailing Keelboat Curriculum which includes part 1 (this course) and part 2 Here
US Sailing Curriculum