IMPORTANT UPDATE 8/20/2021: All Participants will be checked for proof of vaccination at the start of class on the first day.
The Intermediate Small Boat Sailing Course
is for sailors who have completed a beginner sailing course and/or have become comfortable with all basic sailing skills like how to tack, jibe, rig, derig, launch and land a small boat safely. As an intermediate sailor candidate you are ready to build on those skills, gain a deeper understanding behind how a sailboat works, improve your boat performance, and perfect your skills and maneuvers. The Intermediate Sailing Course is also the perfect next step for anyone wanting to step up and begin racing small sailboats.
Subjects covered in the Intermediate Sailing course include:
- wind, weather, tides, and currents
- sail shape and controls
- how sailing works
- body position and boat balance (hiking techniques)
- advanced boat handling (close hauled, downwind, roll tacking and jibing)
- safety and seamanship
- advanced rigging
- introduction to racing and racing rules
Mastering the skills covered in this course prepares you for a number of different paths to advanced sailing. For those with a competitive spirit, racing sailboats may be your preference. Perhaps coastal cruising and navigation suit you. Regardless of which pursuit appeals to you, or even if you're interested in all types of sailing, the Intermediate Sailing Course is a great next step.
Class Size: Limited, so please register NOW to lock in your slot!
Price: $375 Members + Dependents
Includes: The lessons include the boat rental, instruction, learning materials, and gear for each day.
What to bring:
- Proof of vaccination (updated 8/20/21)
- US Coast Guard Approved PFD
- Plenty of water
- Lunch/ high energy snacks
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater).
- Bring your Hydration bottle
- Notebook and writing utensil
- Proper Footwear: Water Shoes, boat shoes, dinghy boots, or regular sneakers that can wet
- Signed Liability Waiver
-Rash guard (sun protective clothing)
-Croakies (strap to keep sunglasses from falling off)
Directions coming from Hagatna driving towards the Naval base:
-While on Marine Corps Drive turn right just after passing the Veterans Cemetery, there is a sign for Atlantis Submarine Tours at the turnoff.
-Continue half way down the long road taking the first left turn down the gravel driveway, there is a sailboat on the lawn next to the driveway.
-The Yacht club is at the end of the palm tree-lined road.