DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES
Bosun: The beginner class are our Bosuns. After passing a basic swim test, they are instructed in boat safety, sailors knots, parts of the boat, tides, and of course sailing itself. The goal is to have all beginner sailors sailing solo by the end of an eight week session.
Adventurers: It is designed for older beginners and those students who are not interested in racing, but want to continue sailing. The class will be limited in size and will be filled based on instructors recommendations and on a first come, first served basis.
Captain: Student in the Captain's class must be able to solo comfortably. Most will be introduced to racing, some may crew at times for the Admirals in the 420s. A solid knowledge of navigation, sail trim, boat handling, and seamanship are required to pass the level of Captain. Weather awareness is another aspect of sailing the Captain will be introduced to.
Admiral: Our Admirals are the most experienced sailors. Their sailing skill shouldshow an ability to take care of their boat, from launch, through rigging, maintenance, and race prep. Many of the Admirals sail 420s, and enjoy inter-club races with neighboring sailing clubs as well as occasional regattas at away locations. Admirals are also requested to aid teaching the bosun classes.
Every day of lessons and activities are ultimately determined by the weather and local conditions. In the interest of safety, not all sailing lessons are held on the water, some are held in the boat house.
Mon, Wed; 9:00 - NOON - Bosuns
Mon, Wed; 1:30 - 4:30 - Admiral/420 Race Class
Tues, Thurs; 9:00 - NOON - Adventurers Class
Tues, Thurs; 1:30 - 4:30 - Captain's Class
Friday - 12:00 Admiral/420 Race Class and Captain's Class as required along with special events.
All classes begin and end their lesson's at the boathouse on Conomo Point
During inclement weather sailing classes may be held in the boathouse at Conomo Point. In the interest of safety, class location is determined at the start of each class.
Lessons begin at the Conomo Point Pier. All students are taught proper docking, and boat preparation, as well as yachting etiquette knots, navigation, and boating rights of way.
* All students must wear life jackets while in lessons
* Lessons follow U.S. Sailing Assoc. Guidelines