Sailing Skills and Seamanship
Annually, on August 30th
6 p.m. 8 p.m. Courses & Instruction
Want to improve your sailing skills? Then Sailing Skills and Seamanship is the course for you. It is designed for both experienced and novice sailboat operators.
Topics include types of sailboats, equipment for your boat, how a boat sails, reading the wind, points of sailing, sail controls, running, close-hauled, reaching, and sail adjustments. Basic maneuvers of tacking and jibing are explained along with picking up a mooring, leaving and approaching a dock, and anchoring.
In addition, aids to navigation and an introduction to the rules of the nautical road are covered. Passing an optional exam at the end of the course leads to a certificate that can be used to show you have taken a boating safety course. The certificate is required to operate a boat in most states and Canada. Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boat owners who have a certificate.
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm August 30 through September 15, 2016.
Members $75, Nonmembers $80