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This Seven (7) part seven (7) week basic sailing series is an introduction to sailing covering terminology, maneuvers, points of sail, navigation rules, aids to navigation, safety gear and procedures.  The duration of each workshop will be two (2) hours and is geared to the novice sailor or someone who has always been a passenger and now wants to learn to take the helm with confidence.

Each workshop is $85 per person. Workshops will be held Monday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM and the same workshop will repeat Wednesday 1:00  PM-3:00PM of same week. Upon completion of all 7 parts attendees will be eligible to  sit for the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat certification test.

Part 1

January 7  &  January 9, 2019

  • Sailing – The What, The How, and the Where
  • Points of Sail
  • Anatomy of a Sailboat
  • Review Questions

Part 2

January 14 & January 16, 2019

  • Boarding
  • In the Cockpit – the Boat’s Controls
  • Preparing to go Sailing
  • Rigging the Jib
  • Using Winches
  • Hoisting Sails and Casting Off
  • Mainsail First
  • Getting the Boat Moving and Keeping it Moving

Part 3

January 21 & January 23, 2019

  • It’s All About Trim
  • Time for the Jib
  • The Power of Two
  • It’s All About the Wind
  • Tacking – Getting From Zig to Zag and Back
  • Jibing – Changing Tacks the Other Way
  • Review Questions

Part 4

January 28 & January 30, 2019

  • Better Sailing
  • Sailing “In the Groove”
  • Steering and Trim in Stronger Winds
  • Tying it all Together
  • Keeping the Boat Shipshape
  • Taking Responsibility Afloat
  • Boarding

Part 5

February 4 & February 6, 2019

  • Sailing Drills
  • Slowing the Boat Under Sail
  • Backwinding the Jib and Heaving-to
  • Stowing the Jib
  • Sailing the Boat to a Dock
  • Sailing Up to a Mooring
  • When The Sail is Over
  • Care and Handling of Sails
  • Review Questions

Part 6

February 11 & February 13, 2019

  • Some Basic Rules to Live By
  • Boating and the Government
  • Required Safety Equipment
  • Aids to Navigation

Part 7

February 18 & February 20, 2019

  • Securing The Boat In Its Dock
  • Anchors And Anchoring
  • Man Overboard
  • Planning A Day Sail
  • Review Questions

About Us

We are St. Augustine's Sailing Connection! We've been teaching Sailing for decades from St. Augustine's premier marina and we're a certified American Sailing Association Training Facility. Our well-maintained fleet of sailboats from 21 to 45 feet is here at the docks by our harbor-front office. Our Captains/Instructors are certified by the American Sailing Association and are USCG licensed... you'll find us to be a Friendly, Supportive Staff of Fellow Sailors!

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